2013 Class Gift Goal:
Join together to reach 70% Participation!
Contact Kate Petersen, Annual Giving Coordinator, with any questions!
Reasons to Give:
The generosity of graduating classes supports everything we do here at Duke Law, from scholarships to clubs to lunchtime speakers to clinics to softball, etc. Each year, the graduating class gift committee comes together to encourage all of our classmates to participate in this tradition to support the future students of Duke Law. Your pledge can be as low as $20.13, or up to thousands. 2013 is a great class that can make a huge difference for future students – support now, connect always!
- Every single gift counts!
- The money raised goes directly to benefit students!
- Giving increases Duke Law’s strength and recognition! A high rate of participation shows firms, foundations, and prospective students that alumni believe in the Law School!
- All students who have pledged at a Barrister Level before the April 13th Barrister Reception will be invited to attend.
- All students who have pledged at any level before the Reunion Weekend Barbecue on April 13th will be invited to attend.
- Payment on your pledge is not due until June 30, 2014.
- Your donation may be tax deductible.
Class Gift Designation Options:
The Class of 2013 Andrew T. Katbi Memorial Scholarship (an endowed fund)
This scholarship endowment has been established at the request of Andrew’s family and classmates after his untimely passing on March 31st. Gifts and pledges to this fund will be used to provide future law students scholarship support in honor of the Class of 2013 and in memory of classmate Andrew Katbi.
The Duke Law Annual Fund
Why give? Your tuition only pays a portion of what it actually costs for a student to graduate from Duke Law. That leaves thousands per student that the Law School has to cover! The vital support of the Duke Law Annual Fund provides essential, unrestricted, consistent support that be directed to wherever needs are most pressing at any given moment, including financial aid, student organizations, library resources, and faculty research.
Judy Horowitz LL.M. Scholarship Fund (an endowed fund)
Established in 2012 to honor Judy Horowitz, Duke Law School’s Associate Dean for International Studies for more than 30 years, this scholarship will provide financial support for an outstanding LL.M. student each year. Dean Horowitz developed the LL.M. program from a handful of students to the diverse classes of today; she also helped establish the Duke overseas summer institutes and exchange programs and was a friend to every international student and student interested in an international legal career at Duke. Through the Judy Horowitz Scholarship, her name will always remain connected to the Duke LL.M. Program.
Clinical Programs Fund
- Provides operating funds especially so every student who wants to participate will have the necessary resources
- Helps to establish new clinics over time that meet curricular priorities, address critical social needs, and respond to student interest (like the new International Human Rights Clinic!)
Loan Repayment Assistance Program 'LRAP' (an endowed fund)
- Supports Duke Law graduates working in qualifying public interest employment by reducing educational debt
- Giving to LRAP increases the endowment and long-term viability of the program, as well as allows more graduates to seek public interest opportunities
Bridge to Practice Program
- Offers graduates paid fellowships with public interest, government, and other legal employers
- Provides graduate with meaningful, full-time work experiences that hopefully result in long-term positions
Recognition and Incentives
Barrister Donor Society
The Barrister Donor Society is the Law School’s leadership giving society. Barristers receive invitations to special events, including the Law School’s Barrister reception held during Reunion Weekend, and are recognized annually on a plaque in the Law School as well as in the fall Duke Law Magazine. Young alumni (1-5 years out) are recognized as Barrister with a gift of $1,000 to any fund.
Samuel F. Mordecai Fellows
Named after the Law School’s first dean, the Mordecai Fellows are generous donors to Duke Law who receive special recognition in our Honor Roll. Young alumni are recognized as Mordecai Fellows with a gift of $500 to any fund.