USF School of Law Receives $215,000 Grant to Strengthen Taxation Program

Posted Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:57

The Edwin L. Wiegand Trust granted the USF School of Law $215,000 recently to enhance three components of the school’s taxation program.

The grant provides funds for the compensation of the E. L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor, a position currently held by renowned taxation scholar Daniel Lathrope, as well as the E. L. Wiegand Annual Visiting Fellows Program and the E. L. Wiegand Research Fund.

“These gifts provide us with the opportunity to build on the success of the tax program,” said Lathrope. “The visiting fellows program will allow us to bring a prominent tax figure to the law school who will enrich the tax curriculum and the entire academic program. I plan to use the research fund to enhance my scholarship and, hopefully, raise my visibility.”

The Edwin L. Wiegand Trust has supported the law school since 1983, funding major projects such as the moot courtroom, Kendrick Hall renovations, and the building of Zief Law Library, as well as student scholarships.

“For more than three decades, the Wiegand Trust has supported enterprising new development at the School of Law,” said Dean John Trasviña. “This gift strengthens our tax LLM program and enables it to become the premier West Coast program.”