The University of Pennsylvania
Carey Law School
In 2019, the W. P. Carey Foundation made a $125 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In recognition of this donation and in honor of the Carey family and its long-term involvement with Penn, the school was renamed the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. This is the largest gift to legal education in U.S. history, and the first and only to name an Ivy League law school.
This gift is in honor of our founder, Wm. Polk Carey, and his brother Francis J. Carey, who both received degrees from Penn, Bill from the Wharton School and Frank from the School of Arts & Sciences and the Law School. The Law School and the W. P. Carey Foundation share a core belief that the law is deeply connected to other spheres of knowledge and activity, such as business, medicine, technology, the humanities, and public service. This exciting partnership builds upon the successful, interdisciplinary Carey JD/MBA Program launched in 2015 by the Foundation, Penn Law and Wharton, and will help prepare the next generation of leaders in the U.S. and globally.