UM Law School to dedicate ‘Bricks’ student area in honor of Greenberg Traurig’s Hilarie Bass

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala and Law School Dean Patricia D. White will dedicate the "Hilarie Bass Bricks" in appreciation for the philanthropy of Greenberg Traurig’s Co-President Hilarie Bass at 5 p.m. Friday at the School of Law at 1311 Miller Road, Coral Gables.

The well-known student "Bricks" area in the heart of the law school quadrangle will be dedicated in honor of Bass and her recent $1 million donation to the law school in support of Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami. Bass, who graduated in 1981 first in her class, summa cum laude, and as the Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, has made many other significant donations over the years to the law school and the university, including support for the School of Education and Human Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Athletics. She is currently Vice Chair of the UM Board of Trustees, a member of the School of Law’s Visiting Committee and Momentum2 Campaign Committee, and the Campaign Chair for the School of Education and Human Development.

Bass was appointed co-president of Greenberg Traurig in 2013, helping to chart the course for the multi-practice firm with more than 1,750 attorneys across 36 offices worldwide. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Nancy Dahlberg