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 below before applying for funding.

Planning in response to covid-19 (Information updated 9-30-2020)

For the foreseeable future, no one should make any financial commitments related to in-person local events or student travel.  Please monitor campus updates closely.  Non-compliance can be subject to disciplinary action through the University's misconduct process.

Local Events

As of September 26, student organizations are permitted to return to in-person events that follow the University's COVID-19 Events and Meeting Policies.  (See link in next paragraph.)  We continue to encourage student groups to sponsor and participate in virtual events whenever possible.  The Law School is not allowing room reservations in the building until further notice.  If you plan an off-campus event, it must comply with Dane County orders and University policies.

Read the updated policy regarding events and meetings: UW-Madison Registered Student Organization COVID-19 Policy for 2020-2021 Academic Year Events and Meetings


On August 6, the University announced that all University-sponsored travel outside of Wisconsin or by air within the state remains canceled until further notice.  Ground travel within Wisconsin must comply with University and Law School protocols.  These restrictions apply to students and registered student organizations.  

Read the complete announcement: University-sponsored travel restrictions extended until further notice.


  • If you have questions about committee plans, please contact Mary Ann Polewski, Chair of the 2020-2021 JD Grants Committee, at
  • If you have questions that can best be answered by the Law School Business Office, please contact Myra Sun at

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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