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Kirkland & Ellis Donates $12.5M to 7 HBCUs, Nonprofits Using Statutory Fees From Maryland-HBCU Settlement

This story from Diverse Issues in Higher Education discusses Kirkland's $12.5 million donation to seven historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), nonprofits and community organizations with missions to advance racial justice, equity and civil rights. Funding for the donation stemmed from statutory fees awarded to Kirkland by the state of Maryland following a 15-year case between the state and a coalition of students, faculty and alumni at Maryland's four public HBCUs.

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