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September 12, 2017

Paying it Forward - Recent Alumni Endowments Part 1 (of 4)

Gene Berman '81 never practiced law but considers his legal education invaluable and a key to his successful commercial real estate career.  He is the Managing Director / Executive Vice President of Marcus & Millichap (the largest national real estate brokerage firm).  Despite his incredible accomplishments, Mr. Berman is surprisingly soft-spoken and humble.  

Mr. Berman recently established the Arete Foundation Scholarship Fund.  When asked what prompted this generous endowment, he simply stated:

"It was never a question that I would share some of my good fortune with Southwestern Law School. I received a world class education there and want to help a student who shares my core values of law and liberty."

This scholarship is awarded to continuing students with financial need in the top half of their class. Recipients exemplify track record of success/achievement and show interest in law, liberty, and limited government through membership and involvement in the Federalist Society (or similar) activities.

Mr. Berman, you and our other generous alums significantly lighten the debt load of our most deserving students.  Your gift is greatly appreciated.



If you are interested in contributing to an endowment or want to create your own, contact  Deb Leathers at Alumni@swlaw.com or donate now.