Graduating Students Committee

Class of 2022 Graduating Students Committee Information Session

The Graduating Students Committee leads the campaign efforts in encouraging fellow 3Ls and LLMs to come together to give back to the Law School. Join us for an information session on the Graduating Students Committee and how to get involved. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 12:15 - 1:15 PM 
Location: Room VI 

Please RSVP by Monday, October 18 so we can anticipate attendance. Please note, to access the Google RSVP form, you must be signed into Gmail with your UChicago email address. 

If you have any questions, please email Lauren Siegel, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at lasiegel@uchicago.edu

About the Committee

The role of the Class Gift Committee is to educate graduating students about the importance of the Class Gift Campaign and to encourage active participation. As a member of the Committee, you can choose to contribute by either:

  1. Leading the Class Gift Campaign to encourage fellow 3Ls and LLMs to join together to give back to the Law School and plan events and faculty challenges throughout the year;
  2. Assisting with faculty awards; or
  3. Preparing the Class of 2022 slideshow. 

General Responsibilities of a Committee Member: 

  • Attend meetings with Law School staff & committee members to develop strategy for Class Gift fundraising 
  • Organize and attend Gift Committee events (virtual and/or in-person) to encourage classmates’ participation in the Class Gift effort (in recent years, the Committee has organized Casino & Game Night with faculty dealers, Trivia Night, a luau, and sponsored Wine Mess) 
  • Educate classmates about how the Law School relies on philanthropy to maintain its unique & rigorous education 
  • Personally encourage your peers to participate in the Class Gift effort by asking individual classmates to make a gift 
  • Make a personal gift to the Class Gift fundraising effort  

General Responsibilities of a Committee Co-Chair (3 JD Co-Chairs & 1 LLM Co-Chair): 

  • Write class letters/appeals/emails and work with Office of External Affairs to deploy  
  • Lead Class Gift Committee meetings; guide and motivate Committee members 
  • Attend scheduled Class Gift events 
  • Utilize strong presentation skills (ability to speak in front of an audience at events) 
  • Collaborate with Law School faculty and staff 
  • Oversee one of the committee’s sub committees (outlined below) 
  • Make a personal gift to the Class Gift fundraising effort 

Please note that the time commitment for students working on the class gift is November through the end of the academic year and the time commitment for faculty awards and the slideshow begins in April.  

For information about joining the Class Gift Committee, contact Lauren Siegel, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at lasiegel@uchicago.edu.