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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

Our Visionme-Changing Ga I remains constant: to provide first-rate edu-n the dynamic world of academia, one goal cation in the most effective manner. This goal, however, has become more challenging than ever Maiers Give $100,000 in recent years. With reduced state support and changes in the legal market, tuition has skyrock- for Scholarships eted and applications are trending downward. To address these challenges, UC Hastings has P eter and Melanie Maier ’81 have generously designed a bold five-year strategic plan that supported UC Hastings for more than 40 years, includes the following priorities: enabling the law school to continue enrolling the most qualified students and attract top scholars to • Strong global, interdisciplinary, the faculty. and skills-based focus from 1967 to 1995, established the Bernard and JoanPeter, who was a tenured professor at UC Hastings • Reduced JD class size by Maier Memorial Scholarship Fund in 1969 in honor of 20 percent his parents. Peter and Melanie’s recent gift of $100,000 is designated to enhance the fund. They made another • 100 percent increase in student $100,000 gift a few years ago, and UC Hastings has scholarships named the faculty library in the Maiers’ honor. Peter has long been committed to helping UC • At least 10 new, fully funded Hastings retain a world-class faculty. In 1981, he faculty chairs established the Alfred and Hanna Fromm Chair in International and Comparative Law, named for his aunt • Additional faculty support and uncle. • Increased revenue through a Melanie, an accomplished poet, is the author of sev- eral volumes of verse, including The Land of Us. Peter strong capital campaign and cofounded Maier Siebel Baber, a real estate investment sponsorship of educational company, and is chairman of Private Wealth Partners. He presently teaches at the University of San Francisco, programs where he is a trustee and chairman of the Fromm Institute of Lifelong Learning. 12 fall 2012


Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012
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