Tipping the Scales

Alumnus George Richter’s $1.5 million investment boosts the Law School’s endeavors in teaching, research and scholarship.

GEORGE R. RICHTER, a Los Angeles attorney who is a founding partner of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, has given $1 million to the USC Law School to establish the George R. Richter for the Advancement of the Law School.
"We are deeply grateful to George Richter for this substantial gift that will help ensure that our law school provides excellent training to young lawyers for whom his career provides such inspiration," said law school dean Scott H. Bice.
Richter's gift will be used to support the school's highest priorities in teaching, research and scholarship. In recognition of the gift, the main entrance lobby at the Law School will no be known as George R. Richter Commons.
An expert on business and commercial law, Richter has provided long-time service on the California Commission on Uniform State Laws and on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. One of the significant elements of his career has been his involvement with the Uniform Commercial Code, which began in 1948 with his appointment as chair of the first California State Bar committee to study the code. In 1951, Richter became commercial code editor of the Personal Finance Law Quarterly.
Richter got his A.B. and L.L.B. degrees from USC in 1930 and 1933, respectively. He is a member of the American Bar Association and has served as chair of its section on corporation, banking and business law. He is also a fellow of he American Bar Association.


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