Support the Law Annual Fund

Any gift given to the Law Annual Fund from a Law School alumnus/a goes directly to the Law School for its general operating expenses. 

What Do Your Law Annual Fund Dollars Buy/Support?

These are just a few examples of annual fund gifts support:

  • Student tuition subsidy roughly around $2,100 per student
  • Law Review, the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Environmental Law Digest
  • Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions
  • Lexis & Westlaw for one year for all law students  $48,265
  • Campus Internet/E-mail connection for 6 months $29,000
  • Technology for a wired classroom $54,000
  • Wireless hubs throughout Lewis Hall $700 each
  • Taping of one law class $10
  • Admissions Viewbook $5 each
  • Custodial Service in Lewis Hall for one month $10,600

Each gift makes a difference.  Thanks for your consideration.

Meet Your Law Annual Fund Chairs

Just a year ago, our friend, the late Col. (Ret.) Toby D. McCoy '92 '95L, embraced the role of Law Annual Fund chair, insisting it was his honor to support a community and a tradition that had given him so much. Today, we want to introduce the alumni who will carry on Toby's efforts to secure the resources the Law School needs to meet its student-centered mission.

Nan Hannah '93L has practiced construction law in Raleigh, North Carolina for nearly 30 years and is a partner at Hannah, Sheridan & Cochran. Nan's ties to W&L run deep: no less than eight family members have earned W&L degrees, including her brother and her father, the late Walter L. Hannah, Sr. '50L. Nan will tell you that W&L was a place dear to her long before she entered law school.
Calvin Awkward '06 '09L is a partner with Goldberg Segalla in Baltimore, Maryland. His practice includes general liability and construction litigation. Calvin is a double degree with volunteer service on behalf of the university that began with his senior class gift and has not stopped since. Like Nan, he is a Law Class Agent, (as well as an undergrad agent) and a member of the Law Council.
Patrick Barthle '12L is a consumer class action attorney in Tampa, Florida with Morgan & Morgan. Like Nan and Calvin, Patrick wears several volunteer hats for the Law School, including serving in a new First Generation Mentors group. He wants to support other "first gen" students pursuing a legal education without the benefit that can come from having a lawyer in their family.

You will hear from our new 2021-2022 Law Annual Fund chairs, Nan, Calvin, and Patrick, throughout the year, as they steward alumni fundraising towards our now-familiar goal of $1.575M. Our students feel the impact of this level of alumni support every day in their financial aid, small class size, dedicated professors and cutting-edge technology.