Annual Fund/Dues Consolidation
Beginning with the new fiscal year, your Law Alumni Association Dues will become a part of the Law Annual Fund. This means many things to you but most importantly:
- Fewer solicitations – instead of asking you to support two funds, we'll be asking you to
support only one – the Law Annual Fund.
- Your donation to the Law Annual Fund will continue to support all that it currently does – general operating expenses, including books in the library, student organizations, Moot Court competitions, student journals, and technology. AND all the items the Law Alumni Association dues supported – student scholarships, faculty fellowships, the Shepherd Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and the Groot Professorship.
Questions? Read the consolidation Q&A.
Gifts to the Law Annual Fund are critical to retaining our standing as one of the best while adhering to the Honor System, small class size, open door policy, low student-faculty ratio, intensive writing program, the Speaking tradition, and sense of community.
Tuition covers only about 60% of a student's education, so philanthropic support is vital to the School's operation and to enhancing the value of your degree.
Please make a gift this year that is greater than the combination of your previous gifts to the Law Annual Fund and the Law Alumni Association Dues. We need your increased support to continue to provide these much needed services and programs at your Law School.
Gifts to the Law Annual Fund enhance the day-to-day experience of all law students, faculty, and staff.
- Students will learn valuable skills in our practice clinics while providing much-needed legal services to those who cannot otherwise afford them.
- Our faculty will have cutting edge technology in the classroom to facilitate excellent teaching.
- The Law School community will be exposed to legal scholars, practitioners, and judges who share their work and experiences through lectures and seminars. Law Annual Fund dollars make these and many other important programs and teaching tools a reality at your Law School.
Elizabeth Outland Branner