University of Wisconsin–Madison

JD Grants Committee

Law School funding of student events or travel is centralized in the J.D. 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 below before applying for funding.


Overview of the Funding Process (Word Document)

JD Grants Deadlines

Financial Planning

Financial Planning Guide for Students (PDF)

Funding of events and travel is governed by a number of university policies and rules.  For example, the university will not pay for alcohol at student-sponsored events.  For more information about the policies that govern Hosted Meals and Events go to:

If you have questions about any policies, rules, or procedures, contact Jennifer Hanrahan at

Student Information Session

2019 Student Information Session Powerpoint

2019 Student Information Session video

Co-curricular activities, student organizations, and individual students must use the following forms to request Law School funding for events and travel.

Submit funding request forms to:

JD Grants Forms (UPDATED on June 14, 2019)

 Forms required before the event:

Forms required after the event:

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