"This generous gift from Lowell Milken will deepen UCLA Law's already strong impact on the vibrant Los Angeles legal and business communities and help prepare students with the training they need to meet the challenges of today's global and entrepreneurial economy. Through groundbreaking research, as well as symposia and conferences, the Lowell Milken Institute also will facilitate the kind of sustained dialogue with policymakers and practitioners that is UCLA's hallmark as a public university." - UCLA Chancellor Gene Block
The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, established in 2011 with a gift from UCLA School of Law Alumnus Lowell Milken, will serve students, faculty and the greater community at the highest levels of scholarship and real-world experience. By supporting core academic programs, promoting innovative new initiatives and providing financial support for students, the Lowell Milken Institute will advance UCLA School of Law’s strength in research and teaching, as well as facilitate sustained dialogue with policymakers and practitioners that will leave a lasting impact on the larger legal and business communities.
UCLA Law dean Rachel F. Moran noted that the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy will draw on the school's existing strengths in business law and policy, including its premier faculty and outstanding students, as well as its long tradition of interdisciplinary collaborations.
"This gift brings the dynamic and visionary nature of Lowell Milken's philanthropic initiatives to a world-class academic and legal setting and reinforces UCLA Law's longstanding traditions of excellence, innovation, access and service," Moran said. "Lowell's generosity will enable us to initiate a many curricular innovations, further critical research and provide financial support for students, who will become our nation's future leaders in business law and policy.
"I am deeply grateful to Lowell for his commitment to UCLA Law and for his investment in the future of our law school and our community. We hope this extraordinary act of philanthropy will inspire others to dedicate resources to this core area in scholarship and teaching." –UCLA School of Law Dean Rachel F. Moran
“I am pleased to lend my support to Dean Moran’s vision and the establishment of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy as a means to further develop the skills, knowledge and experiences of UCLA law students, to provide greater reach for UCLA’s research and projects, outstanding faculty and efforts to attract and retain world-class faculty members,” Lowell Milken said. As 2009 law school alumnus of the year at UCLA Milken has been an active member of the alumni community for many years.
“At a time when our state’s great universities are under significant financial pressure and constraints, it is incumbent upon those of us who benefited greatly from our educational experiences within the UC system to help support the outstanding work of these universities.”
With this gift to UCLA Milken has enabled the school to meet the ambitious $100 million fundraising goal set for the Campaign for UCLA School of Law, which was launched in 2008, well ahead of its original five-year schedule.
To find more information about the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, please visit the UCLA School of Law website.
Taking Resources from Students and Giving them to Administrators
April 11, 2013
Falls Village, CT
Ascension Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Patrice Pujol and Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. James P. McIntyre, Jr., accept TAP Awards of Distinction from NIET Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken (far left) and NIET President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gary Stark (far right). The award comes with a financial prize of $10,000.
Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. James P. McIntyre accepts the TAP Award of Distinction from NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken (far right) and NIET President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gary Stark (far left). The award comes with a financial prize of $10,000
TAP Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken moderates the panel "The TAP System: Advancing Educator Effectiveness in Practice" at the 2013 TAP Conference in Washington D.C. He shares the stage with distinguished educators from across the country who share their experiences implementing TAP at the classroom, district and state level. From left to right: TAP Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken, Lady’s Island Middle School Principal in Beaufort County Schools, South Carolina, Mona Lise Dickson; Judkins Middle School Master Teacher at Judkins Middle School in the Lucia Mar Unified School District, California, Alyssa Labrado; Tennessee Superintendent of Knox County Schools James P. McIntyre Jr.; East Iberville Elementary School Master Teacher in Iberville Parish Schools, Louisiana, Larry Minor; Constitution Elementary School Principal in Deer Valley Unified School District, Arizona, Mark Oesterle; Superintendent of Ascension Parish Schools, Louisiana, Patrice Pujol and NIET President and CEO Dr. Gary Stark.
NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken presents the 2013 TAP Founder's Award to North DeSoto Middle School, located in Stonewall, Louisiana. The award comes with a financial prize of $50,000. Pictured from left to right are NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken, Louisiana District-Based State Executive Master Teacher Nicole Bolen, DeSoto Parish Schools Director of Student Learning Kathy Noel, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), North DeSoto Middle School TAP Master Teacher Vicki Cabra, North DeSoto Middle School TAP Master Teacher Deania McMillian, North DeSoto Middle School Principal Keith Simmons, Louisiana TAP Executive Director Sheila Talamo, DeSoto Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley, and NIET President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gary Stark.
TAP Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken stands with panelists from the State Education Reform and Role of Teacher Effectiveness Panel, for which he served as moderator on Friday, March 8 during the 2013 National TAP Conference in Washington, D.C. From left to right: South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Dr. Mitchell Zais, U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Carmel Martin, Tennessee Assistant Commissioner of Teachers and Leaders Dr. Sara Heyburn, TAP Chairman and Founder Lowell Milken, Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. James Guthrie, Director at the Iowa Department of Education Dr. James Glass and NIET President and CEO Dr. Gary Stark.
Principals accept the TAP Ambassador Award for 2013, which comes with a financial prize of $5,000. Pictured from left to right are NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken; Principal Ed Burnes from Battery Creek High School in Beaufort County School District, South Carolina; Principal Danny Mendez from Southport Elementary School in the Metropolitan School District of Perry Township, Indiana; Principal Mary Ann Spears from Lincoln High School in the Lincoln Consolidated School District, Arkansas; Principal Julie Fahey from Queen Palmer Elementary School in Colorado Springs School District 11, Colorado; Principal Dr. Esrom Pitre from Donaldsonville High School in Ascension Parish Schools, Louisiana; Principal Dr. Mark Oesterle from Constitution Elementary School in Deer Valley School District, Arizona; and NIET President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gary Stark.