Cy pres comme possible. The term cy pres is derived from this Norman French phrase meaning “as near as possible.” In class action or mass tort settlement where it is not possible to directly distribute all the money to the class, a cy pres distribution to a non-profit charitable organization whose work advances the public interest and indirectly benefits the class members is broadly accepted as the next best use of the funds.
UC Hastings College of the Law is an Ideal Selection for Cy Pres Awards. UC Hastings has been deemed an appropriate recipient of past cy pres awards because of its unique history, mission and position among law schools in the United States.
Recent Cy Pres Awards:
For more information about how to designate Cy Pres Awards to UC Hastings please contact Beverly Parayno, Grants Writer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.581.8820.
Consumer Class Action
Democratic Process/Civic Participation
Employment, Labor & the Workplace
& Land Use
Gender and Discrimination Issues
Government and Governmental Transparency
Healthcare Policy and Access
Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Interdisciplinary Training & Research
Internet & Social Media
& Underserved Communities
Intellectual Property, Patents & Copyright
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