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News Posted on July 6, 2010

Law School Meets Fundraising Goal for John D. Ayer Bankruptcy Chair

Thanks to contributions from King Hall faculty, alumni, and donors across the nation, UC Davis School of Law has met its fundraising goal for the establishment of the John D. Ayer Bankruptcy Chair.  The endowed chair will honor Professor Jack Ayer, a longtime professor of bankruptcy and commercial law courses at the Law School and a mentor to many of the nation's leading bankruptcy lawyers and judges. 

The holder of the Ayer Chair will be a senior faculty member at the School of Law who specializes in the field of bankruptcy and commercial law.

"Endowed chairs are a vitally important way for UC Davis School of Law to recognize, promote, and support faculty excellence, and play a critical role in our efforts to recruit and retain outstanding faculty," said Dean Kevin R. Johnson.  "We are grateful to the many faculty, alumni, and friends of the Law School who have given to support the establishment of the Ayer Chair, and proud to honor the legacy of Professor Ayer."