Alongside professors at several leading law schools, Institute Director Robin Feldman has pledged for the Institute's funding to conform to the highest ethical standards, including:
1. Institutional Disclosure - All sources of private funding for the Institute must be publicly reported, indicating which sources contribute substantial portions of the Institute's operating budget.
2. Dispersed Institutional Funding - Believing as an aspirational matter that it would be preferable that no institute received a substantial share of its funding from a single source or from a multiplicity of sources whose preferences align on any significant issue of law or policy, no single private or corporate donor accounts for more than 10% of the Institute's budget.
As per the pledge, the following represents the breakdown of the Institute's funding for the 2015-2016 academic year:
|National Science Foundation||$387,324|
|Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati||$6,000|
|Donors Who Have Made Contributions Under $5,000|
|Baker Botts LLP|
|Bozevic, Field & Francis LLP|
|Chip Robertson (Vice Chair of Board of Directors for UC Hastings)|
|Frank Busch (Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP)|
|Glen Van Ligten (Gunderson Dettmer LLP)|
|Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP|
|Vern Norviel (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)|
Note: All other funding comes from UC Hastings and court awards.