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U Law School nabs $9 million gift

Posted by: Jenna Ross Updated: May 30, 2013 - 4:16 PM

The University of Minnesota Law School has nabbed a $9 million gift -- one of the biggest in its history, the school announced Thursday.

The millions come from the Robina Foundation, a regular contributor to the Law School.

Half the money will be used to create a new Center for New Americans, an immigration law center. The other half will bolster the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, which the foundation established with an $8.8 million gift in 2011.

This is a boost to the Law School's fundraising campaign, called Generations. The school has raised $59 million toward its $70 million goal, according to its website.

"This generous gift will help sustain the Law School’s reputation as an international leader in legal education and build on our history of public service and outstanding scholarship," said David Wippman, dean of the U's Law School, in a statement.

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