What is the 2022 Class Gift Supporting?

The Class Gift provides general support, scholarship support, and clinical support to the Law School. Below is a list of funds to which students who choose to participate in the Class Gift may wish to designate their gift. To make your gift online, visit https://www.law.uchicago.edu/classgift.

General Support 

The Law School Annual Fund supports every aspect of life at the Law School, from classroom instruction and research to moot court competition and mentoring programs.

Gifts made to the Annual Fund will: support the daily operations of the Law School; provide scholarship assistance to students; support student services, activities, and publications; help attract and retain outstanding faculty; allow for timely attention to high priority needs; provide for the maintenance of our building facilities; and supply computing and library resources for faculty and students

The George E. Fee, Jr. Memorial Fund was established in 1976 in memory of George E. Fee, Jr. (J.D. 1963), who served as director of placement and later dean of students in the Law School from 1965 to 1969. It is used to support activities or grants that will aid students or the quality of student life.

The Richard Badger ‘68 Student Support Fund was established in 2019 by classmates and friends to honor Richard Badger (J.D. 1968) upon his retirement from the Law School. This fund will provide support to JD and LLM students in the form of scholarships as well as emergency student funding.

Scholarship Support

Elle D’Amore Angel Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by family in memory of Elle D’Amore (J.D. 2022). It will be used to provide scholarship support to a 2L or 3L student at the Law School, with a preference for a student who has contributed significantly and positively to student life at the Law School and demonstrated an ongoing commitment to furthering the rights of underserved populations, such as advocating for women’s rights, racial justice, and disability rights, among others.

The Wolf Family Student Philanthropy Fund, supported by Chuck Wolf ’75, Peter Wolf ’10 and Erin Wagner Wolf ’10, will match every gift -- of any size -- to the Elle D'Amore Angel Scholarship Fund to $50 per gift.

The Elements Fund for Student Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in 2018 to provide scholarship support for deserving students at the Law School.

The Earl B. Dickerson Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 by Mr. Dickerson, a member of the Class of 1920 and one of America's early pioneers in the civil rights movement, in memory of his wife Kathryn Kennedy Dickerson. The fund benefits a student who exemplifies strong moral character and who is committed to projects in the law that seek to correct social injustices.

The Grant R. Folland Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Grant R. Folland (J.D. 2008) by his family, colleagues, and friends, as well as the law firm Jenner & Block, where he practiced. The fund provides scholarship support to a student who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to lesbian and gay rights, a record of participation in political, educational, and charitable lesbian and gay causes, and who will most likely use his/her legal education to further lesbian and gay rights.

The Stonewall Scholarship Fund was created in 1989 and is awarded to a Law School student who is likely to use his or her legal education to further gay and lesbian rights.

Clinical Support

The Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Fund provides resources and clinical staff to support the more than 130 students enrolled in our clinics, who deliver more than 16,300 hours of free services to low-income Chicago residents.  By making a gift to the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, you are providing both direct and indirect operational support to all the clinics at the Law School.

Gifts can also be made directly to the:

  • Innovation Clinic
  • Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab Clinic
  • Jenner & Block Supreme Court & Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Student Organization Support

If you have a favorite student organization to which you would like to contribute, your donation will be allocated to the organization's budget for the following school year.

For the Class of 2022, the Wolf Family Student Philanthropy Fund, supported by Chuck Wolf ’75, Peter Wolf ’10 and Erin Wagner Wolf ’10, matched every gift -- of any size -- to a student organization up to $50 per gift.

When making a gift to a student organization online, under Area of Support please check the box labeled “I’d like to enter my own designation”. Type in “Law School Student Activities Fund”, and at the bottom of the page in the Notes section, please designate the student organization to which you would like to give.