The Pritzker Gift "in Motion"

In October 2015, J.B. Pritzker (JD ’93) and his wife, M.K. Pritzker, made an historic $100 million gift to the Law School, the largest single gift ever to any law school. Their primary intention was to help ensure that the brightest students could get a legal education at one of the top law schools in the country, regardless of ability to pay. In addition, they hoped to focus attention on the changing legal landscape and how to best prepare the next generation of highly marketable lawyers -- creative, constructive problem-solvers armed with entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary skills, resolutely committed to social justice and the rule of law.

Hear J.B.'s thoughts on the gift first-hand.

The Pritzker gift is allocated across the strategic priorities of the Motion to Lead Campaign:

  • Increase our investment in financial aid 

  • Expand our entrepreneurship and law-business-technology programs 

  • Extend our impact in service to the public interest 

  • Enhance our learning infrastructure 


This gift, together with the generosity of so many alumni and friends, means that our bold ambitions are within reach. But we still have significant needs right now in each of the four strategic areas above.

J.B and M.K’s gift is meant to inspire alumni and friends to increase, not reduce, their support, and we hope you will do what you can to ensure the continued success of the Law School.