2018 Class Gift

2018 Class Gift Goal:

Join together to reach 65% 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 clubs to lunchtime speakers to clinics to softball, etc.  Each year, the graduating class gift 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 $20.18, or up to thousands.  2018 is a great class that can make a huge difference for future students – support now, connect always!


  • 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 13th Barrister Reception will be invited to attend.
  • All students who have pledged at any level before the Reunion Weekend Barbecue on April 14th will be invited to attend.
  • Payment on your pledge is not due until June 30, 2019.
  • Your donation may be tax deductible.

Class of 2018 Honors:

Make your class gift in honor of someone who has made a difference in your Duke Law experience!  Any graduating student that makes a gift in honor will be invited to join their honoree in the spring at a special recognition reception. 

Class Gift Designation Options:

Law School Annual Fund

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.

LL.M. Scholarship Fund

The LL.M. Scholarship Fund helps International students who require financial assistance to meet tuition and living expenses.  The LL.M. 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.

Law & Entrepreneurship Program Fund

The Law and Entrepreneurship Program at Duke Law integrates rigorous course work, real-world experience, and high-level networking opportunities to position students to advise, create, and lead the innovative ventures that will drive tomorrow’s global economy.  Gifts to this fund support all aspects of the program, including the LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship, the JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship, and the Start-Up Ventures Clinic.

Law School Scholarship Fund

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

General Support of Clinical 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!)

Loan Repayment Assistance Fund

Supports Duke Law graduates working in qualifying public interest employment by reducing educational debt.  Giving to LRAF increases the endowment and long-term viability of the program, as well as allows more graduates to seek public interest opportunities

Recognition and Incentives

Barrister Donor Society

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.

Advocate Gift Club

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.


Class Gift Honor Roll

2018 Graduating Class Honor Roll



2018 Pledge Goal


2018 Participation Goal 65%

215 Students



Fundraising Thermometer






Section 1 19%

Section 2 54%

Section 3 36%

Section 4 49%

Section 5 46%

Section 6 47%

Transfers 50%

LLM 19%