Marquette University Law School will receive a $5.5 million gift to establish a public-policy research program.
The law school and Sheldon and Marianne Lubar announced the gift Tuesday. The gift expands a $1.5 million fund established by a gift the Lubars made in 2010.
The additional $5.5 million will be used to establish the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education and support public events, money for faculty and staff and research and reporting projects.
Sheldon Lubar founded Lubar & Co. in the 1960s. His son, David Lubar, is now president and CEO. Both the company and the Lubar family continue to offer support to various institutions and organizations.