The bequest will establish an endowment for the school's Center on the Global Legal Profession as well as a professorship. The Stewarts have supported the center since its founding in 2009 and made a gift to establish the Stewart Fellows global externship program, which has funded more than a hundred student summer "externships" in eight countries since 2010. In recognition of their commitment to the law school, the center will be renamed the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession. Once the proceeds from the estate have been distributed, the Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law professorship will be held by the center's director.
"My law school education made it possible for me to have a successful and rewarding practice in the global legal profession," said Milt Stewart. "This gift enables me to repay the school in some small way for the success I have had, and, I hope, expose future students to the opportunities available to global lawyers."