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MERSHON SAWYER, U.S. SUGAR ENDOW $200,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF LAW

MERSHON SAWYER, U.S. SUGAR ENDOW $200,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
 COLLEGE OF LAW
 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami law firm of Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole and United States Sugar Corporation of Clewiston have pledged $200,000 to endow the Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Series at the University of Florida College of Law.
 The firm's gift of $125,000 and U.S. Sugar's gift of $75,000 wil be matched with $100,000 from the state of Florida matching gifts program. The $300,000 endowment will generate funds to support, in perpetuity, the lecture series, which brings to campus prominent legal figures.
 Established in 1981 by Mershon Sawyer, the series was created in honor of brothers Elliott (deceased) and Atwood Dunwody, lawyers with the firm for nearly six decades and 1933 graduates of the UF Law School.
 "The lecture series has allowed us to honor our esteemed partners and, at the same time, do something for the law school," said Osmond Howe, firm partner and 1966 UF law graduate. "The program exposes the law school to the nation's most innovative and creative legal scholars and provides an opportunity for these renowned visitors to see the quality and excellence being achieved at the University of Florida College of Law."
 Dunwody Scholars have included law Professors Thomas D. Morgan, National Law Center, George Washington University; Frank T. Michelman, Harvard University; John Kaplan, Stanford Law School; and U.S. Circuit Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, District of Columbia.
 U.S. Sugar President Nelson Fairbanks said the company's gift is in honor of Atwood Dunwody, who was associated with the corporation since the early 1930s and was general counsel for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1986. U.S. Sugar Corp. is the largest producer of raw sugar in the United States. The company has subsidiaries in vegetable and citrus crops, cattle and plastics.
 "Atwood Dunwody is an outstanding member of The Florida Bar who provided many years of distinguished service to this corporation," Fairbanks said. "We thought a gift to the lecture series was a good way to honor him and the law school."
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 /CONTACT: Rebecca Hoover of the University of Florida College of Law, 904-392-9586; or Linda Greck of Wragg & Casas, 305-372-1234, for the U.S. Sugar Corporation/ CO: U.S. Sugar Corporation; Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole ST: Florida IN: SU: MR-XX -- FL002 -- 8052 11/29/91 10:39 EST
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