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! 


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 the challenges and opportunities in real time.

legal aid


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 designed to deepen students' legal knowledge, strengthen their lawyering sills, and forge distinct professional identities.

barrister society


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.

Barrister Chair


The Barrister Society continues to be Duke Law's most robust giving society, with currently 900 donors and accounting for more than two thirds of Duke Law annual fund dollars. 



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

Professorship Dinner


Duke Law awards 39 professorships whose funding is inspired by the commitment of generous Duke Law alumni and a legacy of support to the field of law for over a century through The Duke Endowment.

Gifts in support of faculty excellence to the Duke Law Annual Fund signal the prioritization to retain and recruit a distinguished Duke Law faculty.

How to Give
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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