How Your Gift Will Help

Gifts from alumni and friends enable the Law School to build on its rich traditions. The School seeks support for three principal development priorities: faculty retention, student recruitment, and curriculum development.

How to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to the UW Law School. You can make a gift online or by check, and gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. The Law School, through the UW Foundation, also can work with you to contribute appreciated securities, life insurance policies, real estate, personal property, or deferred gifts such as bequests, testamentary trusts and life income trusts.

Benchers' Society

Membership to the Benchers' Society is based on annual giving to the Law School. Annual giving of $1,000 or more to any Law School fund or combination of funds in a calendar year will qualify the donor as a member of the Benchers' Society. Members of the Benchers' Society receive invitations to special events, quarterly email updates from the Dean about the Law School, and the satisfaction of making a tangible investment in the future of the UW Law School and its students.

Legacy Society

The Law School Legacy Society honors members make a commitment to the Law School in their wills. Donors receive regular updates from Dean Raymond as well as a special gift of recognition, and they are invited to our annual Dean’s Summit. If you have made plans through your estate or are contemplating a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or other planned gift to the Law School and haven’t made us aware of your plans, please contact Eric Salisbury at 608-308-5333.


One of the best ways to stay connected to the University of Wisconsin Law School is to volunteer. We offer several opportunities for you to stay involved with us. If you are interested in getting involved more with the Law School, please visit our volunteer form and let us know how you want to help.

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