Is the Law Firm Challenge new?
Yes, and no. A smaller version of the Law Firm Challenge existed a few years ago as a pilot study, but it only involved a few offices in Washington, D.C. For the majority of our alumni in law firms, this will be a new experience.
Do other law schools have a Law Firm Challenge?
Yes. In fact, a majority of law schools in the Top 20 have a version of the Law Firm Challenge. There are probably colleagues of yours who have a similar initiative going on right now with their law school.
Is this a one-year effort?
No. We hope that, as with many of our peer institutions, the Law Firm Challenge becomes an annual part of our development programming.
What is the duration of the Law Firm Challenge?
The 2013 Law Firm Challenge will begin in early February and conclude on June 30, 2013, to coincide with the fiscal-year end.
If I’ve already made a gift to the Law School during the current fiscal year, will it count toward the Law Firm Challenge?
Yes. Any gift made to the Law School between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 will be counted toward the Law Firm Challenge. The gift may be made to the Annual Fund or any other Law School gift designation.
If I made a gift to another unit at Duke University, but not to the Law School, will it count toward the Law Firm Challenge?
No. Gifts must be designated toward the Law School to count for the Law Firm Challenge.
What law firms are participating in the Law Firm Challenge?
Any firm with 5 or more alumni is invited to participate in the Law Firm Challenge. A full list of firms will be posted online.
How will I know how my firm is doing?
The results will be updated regularly on the Law Firm Challenge website.
Does the size of the gift impact the Law Firm Challenge results?
No. The goal of the Law Firm Challenge is participation. No dollar amounts will be listed or shared, only participation percentages.
Contact Bill Turner, Senior Regional Director of Development at 919-613-7163 or email@example.com.