Richard Buxbaum ’53 International Law Students Graduate Fellowship Fund

In honor of UC Berkeley Professor Richard Buxbaum’s 50th year of teaching this spring, fellow alumni and scholars are invited to participate in a global challenge to establish the Richard Buxbaum International Student Fellowship.

Professior BuxbaumProfessor Buxbaum, LL.M ’53, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law, joined the Law School faculty in 1961 and has distinguished himself as scholar, teacher and counselor both in Comparative & International Economic Law and in Corporation Law. His work has also elevated international scholarship, teaching and exchanges across the wider U.C. Berkeley campus. He founded Berkeley’s Center for German and European Studies, served as first chair of the Center for Western European Studies, and later (’93-’99) was dean of International and Area Studies. Richard has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Michigan, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munster and Sydney. Colleagues worldwide, generations of students, and countless practitioners have benefitted from his extensive contributions to legal literature, including his long tenure (’87-’03) as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law. Professor Buxbaum’s many personal honors include the 1992 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award for Humanities and Arts, and the Boalt Hall Alumni Association 2009 Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award. He also holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Humboldt Berlin, Hamburg (Bucerius), Cologne, Osnabruck and Eotvos Lorand Budapest.

The Richard Buxbaum International Student Fellowship will support recipients from all over the world in their studies and research at Boalt Hall. UC Berkeley will match a portion of the annual endowment payout (the amount distributed for current spending); the remainder of the payout will be invested back into the corpus of the endowment to accelerate growth and build a source of continuing support.

Your gift will be a lasting tribute to Richard’s extraordinary commitment to international law and will provide future generations of international students access to one of the world’s great centers of legal education — the University of California, Berkeley Law School.

Note: European donors have the option to make gifts via the Transnational Giving Europe Network for tax benefits in their country of employment. For more information, please contact UC Berkeley Office of International Relations at