Barker's gift to UVA
UVA Law may be going to the dogs, and if it does, there'll only be one man to thank: Bob Barker, longtime host of The Price is Right. According to a UVA news release, Barker– who founded an animal abuse prevention nonprofit in 1995– has given the law school $1 million to establish an animal law program. Barker has given similar gifts to at least seven other law schools including Harvard, Duke, Georgetown and Columbia. In addition to enabling the creation of a formal course on animal law, Barker's gift will also pay for speakers on topics within animal law as well as funding study opportunities and a writing program open to all UVA graduate students. Animal lovers, come on down!