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Washington University Law Eliot Society surpasses annual goal

John S. Meyer, Jr.
John S. Meyer, Jr.

John S. Meyer, Jr., Chair of the Washington University School of Law Eliot Society and Annual Giving Campaigns, is proud to announce the Law School Eliot Society exceeded the University’s goals for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. The Eliot Society honors Washington University’s co-founder, William Greenleaf Eliot. Membership is automatic to alumni and friends who contribute at least $1,000 per year to Washington University. The law school is one of only seven of Washington University’s nineteen Eliot Society divisions; one of only two of the University’s seven major academic schools/divisions; and the only division with over 300 members to achieve both its Total and New Eliot Goals for the year ended June 30, 2011. John attributes the Law School’s fundraising achievement to the generosity of its graduates, inspired by the Law School’s excellence, and to the hard work of the Eliot Law Committee’s members and deputies, Dean Kent Syverud and the talented law school development staff. Eliot Law membership perks include invitations to two exclusive lectures. Last fall, economics professor and Nobel Laureate Douglass North and law school professor John Drobak spoke on the topic of Law, Economics and the Great Recession. Last spring, Law Eliot members gathered to hear Kent Syverud and alumnus David Oesting deliver Lessons of Deep Water Horizon and Exxon  Valdez.

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