Raise the Bar Challenge

Step UP to the challenge. Help us raise the bar on annual fund giving.

The Duke Law Raise the Bar Challenge seeks to increase the number of donors of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund in 2014. If we collectively reach the goal of 700 donors, a $150,000 grant will be provided to the Law School by a generous group of alumni!

Our Challenge donors know that the Annual Fund supports everything we do at Duke Law. And they know participation matters. That’s why they are asking you to help raise the bar on Annual Fund giving.

Will you step up to this challenge with a gift of $1,000 or more? You’ll be supporting:

  • STUDENTS like Shifali Baliga ’14 and Celia Glass ’14, winners of the 2014 Dean’s Cup. Baliga, a repeat winner, will clerk for Judge Andre Davis of the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals after graduation. Glass, who won the Hardt Cup in 2012, will clerk for Judge Anthony Scirica of the 3rd Circuit. Both women serve as editors of Duke Law Journal. Their skills in advocacy and scholarship are shared by many outstanding members of our student body.

  • FACULTY like Laurence R. Helfer, the Harry S. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, an expert in the areas of international law and institutions, international adjudication, human rights, and international intellectual property law and policy. Helfer has served as an expert adviser to the U.S. Department of State on LGBT human rights and has also testified before the U.N. Human Rights Council.

  • PROGRAMS like the Center for Innovation Policy, which addresses fundamental issues of law and policy affecting innovation. Led by Stuart M. Benjamin, the Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law, and Arti K. Rai, the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, the center brings a scholarly focus to cross- cutting policies relevant to innovation generally and to sector-specific areas such as the life sciences, information and communications technology, and energy-related technology.

  • “Duke Law School provided us the basis for many intellectually interesting and professionally rewarding opportunities, as well as numerous lasting friendships. It is only fitting that we make these opportunities available for others.”

    — David Morrison ’77, Partner,
    Norton Rose Fulbright in Dallas

  • “I have no doubt that my connection to Duke opened many doors that otherwise would not have been open. I am proud to support the Law School to help it provide the same enriching experience to others and continue to build and sustain the Duke family.”

    — Landis Best ’92, Partner,
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York


Take the Raise the Bar Challenge

Online: www.gifts.duke.edu/law

By phone: 1-888-LAW-ALUM

By mail:
Alumni & Development Records
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
Box 90389
Durham, NC 27708-0389