The Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law would like to remember Michael Jaharis (JD ’58) on the one year anniversary of his passing in February of 2016. Mr. Jaharis, a graduate of DePaul University College of Law, was the founder of several pharmaceutical companies. He and his wife, Mary, have generously supported the students, faculty, and programs at the College of Law.
In 2015, a $5 million endowment established by the Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. was donated to the College of Law to expand and strengthen scholarly and educational programs at the dynamic intersection of health law and intellectual property law. Mr. Jaharis’s generous endowment has funded the Journal of Health Care Law’s yearly symposium, summer externship programs for law students committed to practicing intellectual property and health law, and the addition of a faculty fellow who focuses on teaching and research at the intersection of health law and intellectual property, among others. In recognition of the Jaharis Family’s support, the Health Law Institute was renamed the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute.
The Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute is grateful to Mr. Jaharis, and will continue to promote his passion of health law and intellectual property law through its curricula and research.