2016 Law Firm Challenge

The University of Chicago Law School’s annual Law Firm Challenge is in its final stretch.  Just six weeks remain for you to contribute and to help your firm come out on top in this year’s Challenge.  Visit the Current Standings page to see how your firm currently stacks up again the competition.

The Challenge is a great way for those of us at firms to make a collective impact, and our continued annual support is critical as it allows the Law School to continue to provide scholarship support to attract the best and brightest students, research grants to our renowned faculty, and the funds to expand our varied and thriving clinics and leadership programs. In fact, because of the generous support of alumni, more than 80% of incoming students now receive scholarship support - a figure that has more than doubled since 2009. Together, our generosity has an impact on all facets of legal education the Law School provides.

High-achieving firms – those with at least 75% alumni participation – receive special recognition on the Law School’s website, in The Record, during on-campus interviews, and at student events.  Challenge winners (100% participation or the highest participation within their respective group) also receive an invitation to an exclusive networking reception with 1L students in Spring 2017.  The Challenge truly is a great way to increase your firm’s visibility among current students. 

Please make your gift today to help your firm achieve 100% participation. And remember, every gift really counts: all gifts to the Law School – no matter the size or designation – count toward the Challenge and toward your firm’s participation rate!

On behalf of the Law School, thank you for your commitment to and support of our great school.  Good luck!

Asha Spencer, JD ‘10
Chair of The University of Chicago Law Firm Challenge
Partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott LLP