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

W&L Law is delighted to share that three of our most engaged alumni have agreed to lead the 2023-2024 Law Annual Fund effort once again. Having served as co-chairs since 2021, Nan, Calvin, and Patrick will help drive annual giving among our alumni to reach this year's goal of $1,400,000. 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.

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.