While the ELS Blog rarely posts off-topic news, this news promises to be a transformational moment for the Marquette University Law School:
An alumni couple will donate $51 million to Marquette University toward construction of a new Law School facility, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., announced today. The donation is the largest gift ever made by individuals to a Wisconsin college or university, and is one of the largest ever to a law school in the United States.
Raymond A. and Kathryn A. Eckstein of Cassville, Wis., and Boca Raton, Fla., made the gift as an “expression of gratitude” to the university. Ray Eckstein is a 1949 graduate of the Law School and a transportation entrepreneur. Kay Eckstein received her bachelor’s degree from Marquette in speech in 1949.