Morgan and Helen Chu commit $5 million to Harvard Law School

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Morgan Chu, one of the nation’s preeminent intellectual property lawyers, and his wife, Helen Chu, have given $5 million to Harvard Law School to establish in perpetuity the dean’s chair held by the Dean of the Faculty at Harvard Law School. The inaugural Morgan and Helen Chu Dean’s Professorship, which will be held by Dean Martha Minow, “will demonstrate a commitment to excellence, innovation, and public service honoring some the most brilliant legal minds of our time,” said Chu, a 1976 graduate of the Law School.

“We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Morgan and Helen Chu for their visionary leadership and generosity, and for a professorship that will so aptly reflect Morgan Chu’s academic and professional journeys in law, public service, leadership and creative advocacy,” said Minow. “I am deeply honored to accept this wonderful gift on behalf of Harvard Law School, knowing how much it will help ensure unrivaled excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and distinguished service here at HLS, far into the future.”

A philanthropic leader in his hometown of Los Angeles and beyond, Chu is well known for making extraordinary gifts in support of numerous causes. He and his wife have donated time, energy and resources to a wide variety of deserving organizations. A zealous advocate for pro bono legal representation, Chu is the longest-serving member of the Board of Directors of the Public Counsel Law Center, the nation’s largest not-for-profit public interest law firm.

Read more on the Harvard Law School website.