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David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professorship


The David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professorships in Law were funded by David A. Harrison III (College '39, Law '41), an extraordinarily generous benefactor of the University who died on June 8, 2002. Through two trusts, Mr. Harrison provided sufficient funds to allow the Law School to establish five distinguished professorships. He expressed the hope that faculty members elected to these chairs would be not only eminent scholars in their fields, but also gifted teachers. The new Harrison Professorships are funded at a level competitive with the most prestigious academic positions in the nation. A retired lawyer, investment banker, and farmer, Mr. Harrison made his imprint on the University in profound and long-lasting ways, strengthening programs in medicine, archaeology, American studies, undergraduate research, and athletics, as well as law. During the Campaign for the University of Virginia, completed in 2000, Mr. Harrison helped make possible the renovation and expansion of the Law School complex, which was named the David A. Harrison III Law Grounds.

G. Edward White 2003-present
Kenneth S. Abraham 2006-present
Paul G. Mahoney 2006-present
Frederick Schauer 2008-present
John C. Jeffries, Jr. 2008-present

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