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  Prospect Research Court is in Session - JD Graduates raise $850 billion in Cash

 



November 19th, 2014
Development offices at our nation's law schools will likely be very busy this winter, as many of their graduates have recently raised millions of dollars in cash. According to a recent analysis of J3 Donor Watch's Graduate Degree Prospect Research List, Juris Doctorate holders sold more than $850 billion of stock during Q3 2014.

Topping the list with the largest stocks sales by their JD alumni are the University of Michigan, Harvard University, George Washington University, Stanford University, New York University, University of Oklahoma, University of California - Los Angeles and Boston University.

Overall, the University of Michigan Law School's alums sold more the $220 million worth of equities during Q3. The top selling grads include: Sam Zell (Chairman of Equity Group Investments), Larry Thompson (EVP, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at PepsiCo) and John B. Henneman III (former Chief Administrative Officer at Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp).

   
  Prospect Profiles - Quick Facts

  Sam Zell
  Accumulated Stock Wealth: $1.2B
  Current Roles:
     Chairman, Equity Group Investments
     Chairman, Equity Residential
     Chairman, Equity LifeStyle Properties
     Chairman, Anixter International Inc
     Chairman, Covanta Holding Corp
  Education:
     University of Michigan - BA & JD
  Educational Boards:
     President's Advisory Board, U of Michigan
     Zell/Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
  Zell Family Foundation (select causes)
     American Civil Liberties Union
     American Jewish Committee
     Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center
   Museum of Contemporary Art
   Planned Parenthood
   The Ounce of Prevention Fund
   

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