W. P. Carey Foundation made the
Providing incredible opportunities
The gift will allow the Law School to increase student financial support, ensuring robust support for historically underrepresented students both in legal education and in the profession; expand upon one of the longest-standing, rigorous, and expansive pro bono programs of any peer law school; and support the recruitment of the finest scholars who will generate new research insights that will inform and impact the profession.
The gift will bolster cross-disciplinary opportunities for law students at Penn’s 11 other top-ranked graduate and professional schools, preparing the next generation of leaders in the law, business, government, and in the public interest.”
The Carey Foundation’s historic gift will further elevate an outstanding multidisciplinary program of legal education at the University of Pennsylvania.”
To amplify and extend our existing success, we must attract and support the best students, foster a diverse and inclusive learning environment in the broadest sense, recruit the finest scholars and teachers, and support our graduates as they enter and navigate a rapidly changing profession. This gift will make possible the achievement of those goals and more.”
Celebrating a decades-long partnership
The W. P. Carey Foundation is one of the nation’s leading philanthropic supporters of educational institutions and has a long and deep history with the University of Pennsylvania. Generations of family members have attended the University over the past three centuries. This gift honors this partnership.
Meet me at the Goat
Haaga Lounge is home to “The Goat,” an iconic bronze statue that is the unofficial mascot of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and which serves as a landmark for a popular meeting place in Silverman Hall. The Goat is from Chinese lore dating back to the days of Shun (legendary sage-ruler, circa 2200 B.C.), and is actually Hsieh-Chai, a supernatural animal goat-like in appearance but with only one horn, endowed with the ability to detect between the guilty and upright. According to legend, when the famous minister Kao Yao tried cases in which guilt was uncertain, he would order Hsieh-Chai to butt the guilty party, and spare the innocent.
Photo caption: Henry Mitchell. The Goat, 1962. Bronze. (Donated by Clarence Morris, former Professor of Law)
For a quick overview about the details of this transformational gift, please review our “fast facts.”