Eglets Give Historic Donation

10/19/2021 10:30:07 AM

Two Las Vegas civil trial attorneys have donated $25 million to the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, the largest donation in the school's history and among the top 15 given to a U.S. law school. 

Photo credit: Ashley Golledge/McGeorge School of Law. Photo credit: Ashley Golledge/McGeorge School of Law.

Robert and Tracy Eglet, partners at the firm Eglet Adams, located in Las Vegas, allocated $5 million for the school's advocacy center and $20 million for scholarships for first-generation students and students of color.

The McGeorge School's award-winning advocacy program will be renamed the Eglet Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. The gift will also create three new endowed faculty chairs for the center and a fund that will cover competition fees and travel costs for every qualified team interested in competing as a member of one of McGeorge's mock trial, moot court, negotiations, or other competition teams.

Robert Eglet, who grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from UNLV before attending the McGeorge School of Law, said the private university was considered "Nevada's law school" before Boyd Law School was established in 1998.

Tracy Eglet started her law career in 1993 in Ohio, then moved to Las Vegas in 1996, where she focused on injured persons in the areas of product defect and general negligence.

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