2020-21 Law Firm Challenge

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 two-thirds alumni participation – receive special recognition on the Law School’s website, in The Record, and during on-campus interviews. Challenge winners (100% participation or the highest participation within their respective group) also receive the opportunity to attend a Law Firm Challenge sponsored Coffee Mess at the Law School. 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 LLP

2019-20

Group 1: Sidley Austin LLP

Group 2: Bartlit Beck LLP *

Group 3: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP *; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz *

Group 4: Dechert LLP *; Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll LLP *; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson *

The following additional firm had at least two-thirds alumni participation: Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

*Firms with 100% alumni participation.

2018-19

Group 1: Sidley Austin LLP

Group 2: Bartlit Beck LLP *

Group 3: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz *

Group 4: Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll LLP *; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson *

The following additional firms had at least two-thirds alumni participation: Crowell & Moring LLP; Dechert LLP; Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP.

*Firms with 100% alumni participation.

2017-18

Group 1: Sidley Austin LLP

Group 2: Bartlit Beck LLP *

Group 3: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP *

Group 4: Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll LLP *; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson *; Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP *

The following additional firms had at least two-thirds alumni participation: Crowell & Moring LLP; Dechert LLP; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg; Schiff Hardin LLP; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

*Firms with 100% alumni participation.

2016-17

Group 1: Sidley Austin LLP

Group 2: Bartlit Beck LLP *

Group 3: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP *

Group 4: Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll LLP *; Irell & Manella *; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson *

The following additional firms had at least two-thirds alumni participation: Crowell & Moring LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton; Dechert LLP; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

*Firms with 100% alumni participation.

2015-16

Group 1: Sidley Austin LLP

Group 2: Bartlit Beck *

Group 3: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP *

Group 4: Crowell & Moring *; Dechert LLP *; Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll LLP *; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson *; Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger *

The following additional firms had at least two-thirds alumni participation: King & Spalding; Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

*Firms with 100% alumni participation.

2014-15

Group 1: Sidley Austin LLP

Group 2: Bartlit Beck *

Group 3: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Group 4: Crowell & Moring *; Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll *; Neal Gerber & Eisenberg *; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson *; Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger *

The following additional firms had at least two-thirds alumni participation: Dechert LLP; Goodwin Procter LLP; Irell & Manella; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

*Firms with 100% alumni participation.