Spring 2015 campaign update
The collective generosity of our alumni and friends has launched Duke Law School to new heights of charitable giving during the Duke Forward campaign. With two years to go, we have already raised over $75 million! This fundraising success represents unprecedented support for the Law School’s vision for the future. Gifts made during this campaign have been directly used to fund our faculty, students, and programs.
As we look ahead, we hope to further enhance the academic and experiential opportunities available at Duke Law School. Those opportunities will increase our impact on our region, our country, and the world in very tangible ways.
The ways in which donor contributions have already impacted the Law School during Duke Forward include:
- establishing 60 new scholarship and fellowship funds to reduce the cost of a legal education for our current and future students;
- financing eight new faculty positions as well as research funds to assist in hiring exceptional new faculty, while retaining what is already a world-class cohort of scholars and teachers;
- expanding our signature initiatives with new programs such as the Master of Judicial studies, the International Human Rights Clinic, and the Civil Justice Clinic; and
- enhancing programs which are already having an extraordinary impact, such as the Program in Public Law and the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic.
As we reach the home stretch of this initiative, we are grateful for everything you have done to help us get here. It would not have been possible without your help and commitment to Duke Law. If you have not yet seized the opportunity to support the law school at a level which reflects your loyalty and dedication, I look forward to working with you in the final phase of the Duke Forward campaign!
Jeffrey D. Coates Associate Dean for Alumni & Development