Duke Law Spring Challenge - The Next 100

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Now through April 15

Make your gift count during Duke Law's spring challenge—the first 400 donors will help unlock an additional $250,000 in support of the Duke Law Annual Fund!

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Help Duke Law unlock an additional $250,000 from a small group of generous alumni. From now through April 15, every new gift or pledge up to 400 will generate a $500 match. As a Centennial bonus, the match will double to $1,000 for the first 100 gifts or pledges! 


Clinical Education

"Experiential learning has been more important than I thought it was going to be. Through clinics, students develop really strong subject matter expertise that gives us confidence when we graduate. I knew I wanted to focus on disability rights, and Duke Law is one of the few law schools in the country that has multiple clinics dedicated to disability and health law, and they have not let me down."

Madison Pinckney L'24

Students gain hands-on legal experience while helping the community in one of Duke Law’s 12 clinics or through a public interest externship or pro bono project.


Faculty Excellence

"With the commitment from our expert and collegial faculty members, Duke Law cultivates bright, mission-driven and community-minded lawyers year over year who will impact the university and the legal profession for decades to come."


Joseph Blocher
Lanty L. Smith '67
Distinguished Professor of Law
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty

Annual Fund support for faculty excellence makes it possible for us to recruit and retain world-class faculty. It ensures faculty have resources to teach, research and lead.


Financial Aid

“My scholarship has shifted my identity. I’ve been the recipient of generosity and it has shaped me and my experience in immeasurable ways. It is part of who I am now. Giving back after I graduate is not just an obligation, but an expression of who I am.”


Tyler Wallace L'25
Paul Everett Carlton Scholar

Philanthropic support for the Duke Law Annual Fund—Financial Aid makes it possible for us to seek and enroll smart and accomplished students, regardless of their capacity to pay.


Greatest Needs

"The Law School Annual Fund has an immediate impact on the essential elements of the Duke Law experience. It makes it possible for us to offer competitive financial aid packages to accomplished students, regardless of their capacity to pay. It fuels student pro bono service and hands-on legal training in our clinics, and it helps Dean Abrams recruit and retain renowned faculty."


Collin Cox J.D. '01
Chair, Duke Law Board of Visitors

Greatest Need support of the Law School gives Dean Abrams the flexibility to say “yes” to innovation and respond to challenges and opportunities in real time.

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The Duke Legal Aid Clinic, one of the first law school-connected programs of its kind in the country, is established in 1932 by John S. Bradway. The clinic operates through 1959, when Bradway assumes emeritus status. Clinical legal education resumes in 1972.



Duke Law's clinical program includes 12 clinical courses that not only deepen students' legal knowledge and sills, but provide access to legal services to community members who may not otherwise have access to justice.

Barrister Chair


The Barrister Donor Society is established in 1977 to honor key benefactors whose generous gifts enable the School to continue its commitment to excellence in education and research.

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The Barrister Society continues to be Duke Law's most robust giving society. Currently there are 900 members whose giving accounts for more than two thirds of Duke Law Annual Fund dollars. 

Van Alstyne


The Duke Endowment establishes the inaugural faculty chair at the Law School, the William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professorship, first held by William W. Van Alstyne.

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"Our faculty are the foundation of a culture that is both intellectually rigorous and exceptionally supportive. Duke Law faculty are also energetic teachers who care deeply about helping students master legal concepts and theories and guiding their development as future lawyers."


Dean Kerry Abrams

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By Mail

Office of Alumni & Development Records
Box 90581
Durham, NC 27708

Checks made payable to Duke University School of Law





Suzanne MacKinnon
Director of Annual Giving

Kelly Marcolini
Associate Director of Reunion and Leadership Giving


Ellie Cooke
Assistant Director of Annual Giving