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Legal Excellence Fund Honors Judge Charles Wm. Bradley (L ’39)

February 03, 2013

The family of Judge Charles William Bradley, a distinguished 1939 alumnus of Tulane Law School, has joined in honoring his memory by creating an endowment to promote legal excellence at the Law School.

“My father spent a lot of time at Tulane, and most of his kids ended up going there,” said C. William Bradley, Jr., a New Orleans attorney and 1976 Tulane Law graduate who along with his sisters Bridget Bradley Meagher (NC ’74), Margaret E. Bradley (L ’81) and Adrian Bradley Henry endowed the fund with a $100,000 gift. “The fund allows the dean flexibility to direct it where the law school needs it most. It’s useful and practical.”

In announcing the gift, Dean David Meyer expressed gratitude to the Bradley family and admiration for the legacy of their father: “Judge Bradley was a true exemplar of the ideals of service and achievement associated with Tulane Law School. As a young lawyer during the Second World War, he thrust himself into harm’s way to be of maximum service to his country. Later, as one of the longest-serving judges on Louisiana’s district court bench, he was widely revered not only for his legal acumen but also for his deep commitment to justice for the people who passed through his courtroom. He was Tulane through and through.”

“By generously endowing this Legal Excellence Fund, the Bradley family has made a gift of maximum impact to the future of Tulane Law School,” Meyer said. “Income from the Fund will be used where it is most needed to advance the interests of students who follow in Judge Bradley’s footsteps and to promote the scholarly excellence of the faculty.”

To read more about Judge Bradley’s remarkable life and the Honorable Charles William Bradley Endowment for Legal Excellence, see https://tulane.edu/giving/news/legal-excellence-fund-honors-judge-c-wm-bradley.cfm. 


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