Robert C. Packard Funds Law School Scholarships


“Bob Packard has set a very high standard as one of our most generous graduates,” says Law School Dean Scott H. Bice.

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Retired Los Angeles Attorney Robert C. Packard has given $2 million to the USC Law School. The unrestricted gift, subject to trust, will primarily fund student scholarships.
“Bob Packard has set a very high standard as one of our most successful and generous graduates,” said Scott H. Bice, dean of the Law School.
“In addition to his
professional accomplishments, which are legendary in the profession, the Law School is honored by his life and by his philanthropy.”

A native of Los Angeles, Packard joined the law firm of Reed & Kirtland (later Kirtland & Packard) in 1948, where he developed an early and career-defining interest in airline defense. The firm’s partners – both USC Law School alumni – nurtured Packard’s ties with his alma mater.
During World War II, Packard worked as a tuna fisherman – a job deemed vital to the maintenance of the war effort – and was kept out of uniform. At the behest of a friend, Henry Shatford ’46, Pack-ard enrolled at the USC Law School in 1944.
A 1937 graduate of Manual Arts High School, Packard earned his B.S. in accounting from USC in 1941 and and his J.D. in 1947.




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