Georgetown Law receives two gifts totaling $34 million

Georgetown Law receives two gifts totaling $34 million

Georgetown University Law Center has announced gifts totaling $34 million in support of faculty professorships and a center dedicated to the changing legal and policy environment.

A gift of nearly $24 million from the estate of Agnes N. Williams (L'54) will endow the Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professorships of Law. Williams, who died in March 2020, was a member of the first Georgetown Law class to include women and was the lead donor in the creation of the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, named in memory of her husband (L'44, H'68), a prominent D.C. attorney and former owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

The Law Center also announced a gift of $10 million from Timothy (L'77) and Linda O'Neill (N'77) to establish the Center for Transformational Health Law, which will be dedicated to the changing legal and policy environment. In 2007, the couple established the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, which focuses on innovative solutions to pressing national and global health concerns.

"Agnes Williams and Timothy and Linda O'Neill exemplify the best of the Georgetown Law community, with their dedication to giving back and to investing in our future," said Georgetown Law dean William M. Treanor. "Agnes cared so deeply about our faculty and their scholarship, and her bequest will help us attract and retain world-class teaching talent for years to come. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has made all too clear, public health law and policy must be a priority for the entire world at this time. Tim and Linda's gift ensures that Georgetown Law will continue to lead the way on this topic."

"Two Historic Gifts for Georgetown Law." Georgetown Law press release 02/09/2021.