McClendon, Kerr families donate $500,000 for OU Law endowed scholarship

A $500,000 donation from the families of Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey K. McClendon and Aubrey M. Kerr Jr., will create a scholarship to honor the late lawyer, businessman and politician Aubrey M. Kerr Sr.
From Staff Reports Published: April 25, 2012
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— Two prominent Oklahoma families have given $500,000 to the University of Oklahoma College of Law to fund an endowed scholarship.

The gift, donated by the families of Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey K. McClendon and Aubrey M. Kerr Jr., will create a scholarship to honor the late lawyer, businessman and politician Aubrey M. Kerr Sr.

Juris Doctor program

Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, the Aubrey M. Kerr Sr. Endowed Scholarship will award $25,000 annually to students with a demonstrated interest in energy and natural resources law.

“We thank the McClendon and Kerr families for such a meaningful gift honoring Aubrey M. Kerr Sr.,” said OU Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. “His impact is interwoven into the history of the OU College of Law and the state of Oklahoma, and this gift ensures that his legacy will benefit future generations of OU Law students.”

The scholarships will be awarded to students in the Juris Doctor program and John B. Turner LL.M. program, which specializes in energy, natural resources and indigenous peoples' law.