2020 Graduating Class Commitment Goal
Join together to reach 100% Participation!
- Make A Gift to the Graduating Class Gift Online
- Contact Kate Shivar, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Young Alumni, with any questions!
Reasons to Give
The generosity of graduating classes supports everything we do here at Duke Law, from scholarships to clinics to public interest, etc. Each year, the graduating class 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 $20.20, or up to thousands. 2020 is a great class that can make a huge difference for future students!
Battle of the Blues
We are launching a Battle of the Blues competition with UNC Law School, to see which school has the highest participation towards their class gift by the March 7th Duke vs. UNC game. Your donation not only counts toward the class gift participation, but also toward our competition with UNC Law. Any amount counts towards participation so make your contribution and show UNC what Duke is made of! Donate by 11:59pm on March 7th for your donation to count!
- 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 17th Barrister Reception will be invited to attend.
- All students who have pledged at any level before the Reunion Weekend Barbecue on April 18th will be invited to attend.
- Payment on your pledge is not due until June 30, 2021.
- Your donation may be tax deductible.
Class Gift Designation Options
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.
The LLM Scholarship Fund helps International students who require financial assistance to meet tuition and living expenses. The LLM Scholarship Fund allows the School to admit talented students from around the world without regard to financial need and to provide them with an extraordinary legal education.
The Law School Scholarship Fund helps students who require financial assistance to meet tuition and living expenses. The Law School Scholarship Fund allows the School to admit talented students without regard to financial need and to provide them with an extraordinary legal education
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!)
Recognition and Incentives
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.
Created in 2014, Advocate Gift Club donors receive special recognition in our Honor Roll. Young alumni are recognized as part of the Advocate Gift Club with a gift of $500 to any fund.