Law School funding of student events or travel is centralized in the JD Grants Committee, which was created by the Dean in 2014 to ensure a fair, consistent, and transparent process for distributing law school funds. Students and student organizations must direct their funding requests to the committee, not to individual administrators or deans.

Please review the instructions, forms, and deadlines on this webpage before applying for funding.

Planning for 2021-2022 (Information updated 6-30-2021)

Summer 2021 Policies

Note that both of these policies include links to many other policies and documents.  Please be sure to read any applicable linked information.  We recommend that you create a checklist specific to your event from the information provided in the various policies and documents.  You must comply with all requirements for your event.

Fall 2021

The JD Grants Committee does not know what the University's Fall 2021 policies will be for in-person events and University-sponsored travel.  Therefore, please plan to be flexible in case the situation changes. 

Revised funding request forms for 2021-2022 were posted on the JD Grants webpage on June 30, 2021.  Virtual events will continue to be an option.  The forms for requesting funding for virtual events will remain on the webpage.

These are the initial deadlines for 2021-2022.  See the Deadlines page for the deadlines for the entire year.

  • July 15, 2021:  Co-curricular activities (journals, Mock Trial, and Moot Court) must submit their budgets for the coming year.  Funding requests for any event that will be held on or after August 30, 2021, are also due.  This deadline applies to funding requests for co-curricular activities, student organizations, and individual students.
  • September 15, 2021:  Deadline for funding requests for all events on or after October 30, 2021.

Questions?

  • If you have questions about committee plans, please contact Mary Ann Polewski, Chair of the 2021-2022 JD Grants Committee, at maryann.polewski@wisc.edu
  • If you have questions that can best be answered by the Law School Business Office, please contact Myra Sun at myra.sun@wisc.edu

About JD Grants

Below is information on how the JD Grants process works and the required eligibility and criteria to receive funding as a UW Law student.

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Apply for Funding

When you are ready to apply, be sure to meet the deadlines and use the correct forms. 

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