The American Bar Foundation establishes the William C. Hubbard Law and Education Conference Endowment

Stimulated by a generous lead investment from William H. Neukom, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) has established the William C. Hubbard Law & Education Conference Endowment.

The Hubbard Conference will bring together prominent scholars and practitioners to facilitate the dissemination of research and to stimulate new lines of inquiry. A law review or academic press will publish papers from the conference.

The first conference, focusing on law, education, and democracy, will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, S.C. Conferences will be held annually or every two years in locations that will vary.

These conferences will honor Hubbard's lifelong contribution to the legal profession and enduring interest in law and education. He is an ABF Leadership Fellow and a past president of the ABF, the American Bar Association, and the American Bar Endowment, and past chair the ABA House of Delegates. He is a partner of Nelson, Mullins, Riley, & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, S.C., where he practices in business litigation, and is a Trustee of the University of South Carolina.

Hubbard is also chair of the Board of Directors of The World Justice Project, member of the Council of the American Law Institute, member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and member of the Leaders Council of Legal Services Corporation. He is an honorary bencher of Middle Temple in London.

As an ABF Philanthropist Fellow, William H. Neukom has a long legacy of supporting the ABF's scholarly endeavors. His generous support of the ABF has yielded significant returns, most notably enabling leading legal scholars of race and gender to spend a year in residence at the ABF as the Visiting Neukom Chair in Law & Diversity.

The ABF is undertaking a fundraising campaign to match Neukom's lead gift.