Please review these two documents for information about the JD Grants Committee's general funding process and about other funding sources available for some events.
- Overview of the Funding Process (Word document)
- Other Funding Sources for Student Events (Word document)
Planning events requires careful attention to details and to the many university and law school requirements. The following list highlights some of the most important considerations at the start of event planning.
- Events in the Law Building: Before you begin planning an event in the law school, review section 18.6, Event Planning, in chapter 18 of the Student Handbook (Facilities & Event Planning).
- Contracts: Students cannot sign financial contracts. Contact the External Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any contracts related to your event.
- Fundraising, including merchandise for sale: All fundraising plans must be reviewed in advance by Associate Dean Jini Jasti to ensure that the plans comply with the university's fundraising and merchandising requirements. Contact Dean Jasti at email@example.com.
- Alcohol: The university and law school do not pay for alcohol at student-sponsored events. For more information, view the university's Alcohol Policy Page for Registered Student Organizations and the UW-Madison Alcohol Beverage Regulations (PDF).
For 2022-2023, the process for funding student travel will change significantly. The law school is shifting funding from a pre-payment and reimbursement approach to Travel Awards. With Travel Awards, students will receive money directly from the Bursar's Office, and then they will make their own travel arrangements. Students will not have to work with the university's travel agency, use the Concur site, or follow most university travel requirements.
The change is the result of a number of factors, including federal laws and university policies. Departments across campus are shifting to the Travel Awards process.
A slightly revised version of the new form, Funding Request for Student Travel Awards, was posted on the JD Grants "Forms" webpage on Sept. 13, 2022.
Student Information Sessions
Recording of the Student Information Session on April 26, 2022 (23 minutes). This session includes an overview of the JD Grants funding process for 2022-2023 and key information from Assistant Dean Emily Kite and Associate Dean Jini Jasti.
PowerPoint slides from the April 26, 2022, Student Information Session.
- Recording of the New Student Leader Information Session on Sept. 6, 2022 (30 minutes). Zoom Passcode: StudentOrgs2022! This session includes information about registering with the university, using licensed images, fundraising, requesting JD Grants funding, getting reimbursed, Travel Awards, and people to know.
- PowerPoint slides from the Sept. 6, 2022, New Student Leader Information Session.