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Duke Law School alum hopes $5M gift spurs others

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DURHAM, NC (AP) -- A Duke Law School graduate and his wife have donated $5 million to the school in hopes of prompting contributions from others.

The law school said Friday the donation is the latest in a long line made by Stanley and Elizabeth Star. Stanley Star graduated from the law school in 1961.

Six years ago, the couple pledged $3 million to the school for the building of Star Commons, a gathering spot on campus.

Law school dean David Levi says the latest donation will help support the academic life of the institution.

Duke University trustee Peter Kahn says the Stars' contribution has already inspired him and his wife, Debbie, to donate to the law school.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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