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Bob Barker Donates $1 Million To Georgetown Law For Study Of Animal Rights Law
May 5, 2006
Elissa Free, (202) 662-9500
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Emmy award-winning television personality
Bob Barker has made a $1 million donation to Georgetown University Law Center for the study of animal rights law.
"Bob Barker's gift will allow us to significantly increase our offerings in the growing field of animal rights law and provide our students with important hands-on training" said Georgetown Law Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff.
"We salute Mr. Barker for his leadership in the field of animal protection and thank him for his generosity to the Law Center."
"All of us interested in making the world a better place for animals are delighted to have law schools of the stature of Georgetown University Law Center becoming increasingly involved in animal rights law," said Barker.
Barker's donation will be used to strengthen and expand the Law Center's animal rights law curriculum, provide opportunities for students to work in the field, support student-initiated animal rights projects and sponsor conferences and symposia on subjects related to animal protection.
Barker, the host of television's longest running game show, The Price Is Right and a longtime animal rights activist, has supported humane organizations for decades, and through his advocacy has raised awareness of such issues as pet over-population and animal cruelty and neglect.
He established the DJ&T Foundation in memory of his wife and mother to support free and low-cost spaying and neutering clinics and programs. His work has garnered him numerous awards from animal protection organizations across the country.
Barker has established similar endowments for the study of animal rights law at other law schools including Harvard, Columbia, UCLA, Stanford, Northwestern and Duke.
About Georgetown Law
Georgetown University Law Center is one of the world's leading law schools. It has the largest full-time faculty in the nation and is pre-eminent in several areas, including constitutional, international, tax and clinical law.
Drawing on its Jesuit heritage, it has a strong tradition of public service and is dedicated to the principle that law is but a means, justice is the end. With this principle in mind, Georgetown Law has built an environment that cultivates an exchange of ideas and the pursuit of academic excellence.
It brings together an extraordinarily varied group of teachers, scholars and practitioners, as well as an outstanding student body.