Faculty of Law
Class of 1992 Bursary
Since we graduated, the cost of tuition at the law school has been steadily increasing to ensure the highest quality legal education. At the same time, there has been more than a 30% real decline in government and other sources of funding. Although such increases have been necessary, the concern is that qualified and capable students from modest socio-economic backgrounds might be precluded, for financial reasons alone, from studying at the law school.
In the weeks leading up to our reunion, I connected with a few of our classmates on the idea of establishing a 'Class of 1992' endowed student financial aid award at the law school. The result of these discussions was the goal of creating a $500,000 endowment that will be matched in perpetuity by the University's matching fund, resulting in an annual bursary amount of $40,000 ' equivalent to a full tuition at today's levels. These funds will be distributed to students with demonstrated financial need, based on the law school's detailed financial aid formula. To date, we have raised $315,000, bringing us within striking range of our $500,000 goal.
In order to reach our goal, participation will be key, and I am confident that with a high participation rate, we will achieve and possibly surpass our remaining target.
If you have any questions or would like to talk with someone directly to contribute, please contact Matt Willis at the Faculty of Law - his contact information is 416-978-1353 / firstname.lastname@example.org. I would also be happy to answer any questions you may have as well, and you can reach me at Jonathan.Anschell@cbs.com.
Thank you for your support.