Why I Give

The Law School enjoys a high level of support from alumni. In the videos below, some of these generous donors share stories about the impact their Law School educations had on their lives and careers. If you have a story to share, please email Alison Coppelman, Director of Alumni Relations.

Why Do You Stay Involved with UChicagoLaw?

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There are as many reasons to stay involved with the Law School after graduation as there are Law School alumni.

Adam Silver, '88

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The Law School so affected the way Adam Silver, ‘88, solves problems that he says those skills have become a part of his DNA. It’s why he feels that Chicago Law is the best law school in the country, if not the world.

James Cole, '95

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Like many alumni before him, James Cole, Jr., ’95, chose to attend the Law School for its academic rigor. He found that challenge, and much more; now he looks to give back to the Law School.  

Scott Levine, '74

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Scott Levine, '74, says that Chicago instilled in him a love for digging deeply into analytical problems that remains with him to this day.

What Makes the University of Chicago Law School Great?

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Each alumnus has his or her own opinion about why UChicagoLaw continues to be a leader in legal education.

Why Do You Give to the University of Chicago Law School?

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Every donor has a unique and personal reason for choosing to make a gift to the Law School. Hear several Law School alumni on the Visiting Committee describe why they have been inspired to give. 

The Impact of a University of Chicago Law School Degree

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It opens doors and unleashes confidence. It leads to lifelong friends, even marriages. Alumni on the Visiting Committee recall the impact of a Chicago Law degree.

Steven Feirson, '75

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The Law School gave Steve Feirson, ‘75, support at a critical point in his life. It is help he will never forget.

Lisa Noller '95

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Lisa Noller, '95, says that her Law School provided her with opened her eyes to ways of practicing law that she had never previously thought about.

Lillian Kraemer, '64

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Lillian Kraemer, ‘64, says the Law School made her successful 30-year career, and in many ways her life, possible. To her, the question isn’t why should you give -- it’s how can you not give?

Harvey Levin, '75

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Harvey Levin, ‘75, didn’t follow a traditional law career path after graduating. Still, he says not an hour passes without him using the critical thinking skills he learned at the Law School.