Jenner & Block

Savners Donate $1 million to Northwestern University School of Law

Jenner & Block Corporate Partner David Savner and his wife, Libby, have made a generous gift of $1 million to Northwestern University School of Law, David’s alma mater.  The gift makes possible the construction of a new state-of-the-art classroom – to be named “David and Libby Savner Hall” – that will be dedicated to technology-based instruction geared to interactive and collaborative learning.

The gift also creates an endowed fund to provide ongoing resources for future technology upgrades, as well as technical training for faculty and staff.

In a press release announcing the Savners’ gift, the law school’s Dean Daniel Rodriguez noted that “great gifts such as this one” would assist the principal objectives of the school’s technology strategies to improve student learning and support innovative legal education.

David is a life member of the Northwestern Law Board, which assists in framing the basic direction of the school and monitoring the implementation of strategic plans.  In 2010, he was honored by the university with its Alumni Merit Award.