Why to Give

We know how important the University of Chicago Law School is to you. You spent some of your most formative years here. You met some of your closest friends, or maybe even your spouse or partner, right here. You expanded your mind and broadened your horizons here, getting to know people from all over the world and learning how to engage with people whose ideas were very different from your own. Here you learned how to craft an argument, how to dig deeper, how to push yourself, how to constantly improve. You learned your profession here, and so much more.

The Law School is a special place and, with your help, we can continue to give that experience to the students of the present and the future. Your gift to the Law School will help to attract and keep world-class faculty and exceptional students, offer a rigorous and innovative curriculum, and promote an intellectual environment that encourages collaboration and spirited debate. Your gift will contribute to the Law School’s focus on both scholarly learning and practical skills. Your gift provides scholarships to help keep the cost of law school within reach for all. Your gift lets the world know that the University of Chicago Law School community is committed to the future of this place we have all called home.

Supporting Students

Alumni contributions make it possible for the Law School to provide scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to attend Chicago. Meet some of our scholarship recipients and read about the concrete impact alumni gifts have on students' lives.

Supporting Faculty

You know that our faculty members at every level are in great demand as extraordinary scholars and teachers, and that the ability to keep them here, to help them be at their most productive, and to attract the next generation is critical to continuing the Chicago Law experience into the future. Read more about how your gift can help.

Supporting a 21st Century Library

Your gifts make it possible to staff the D'Angelo Law Library with the best librarians in the country (if not the world), and to help keep them well versed in the latest techniques and materials. Read more here.

Supporting Clinics

The many clinics and projects here at the Law School have provided a strong practical legal education to thousands of students in the last half-century, and representation to thousands of people who would not otherwise have had access to the legal system. Your gifts make that possible.