State funding now represents just a fraction of our total revenue and supports only the Law Library, a resource we share with the broader community. As a result, many elements of the excellent education our students receive would not be possible without the generosity of alumni and friends of the Law School like you.
Contributions of all sizes to the Partners in Excellence Annual Fund make a significant impact on the lives of our students and on the Law School. Your donations support student scholarships, faculty hiring, clinics, journals, student organizations, and much more. Your support ensures that current and future generations of students receive the same world-class education that has given previous generations successful and meaningful careers.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Partners in Excellence Annual Fund before the tax year ends.
Dan (’85) and Kim McDonald created this new, endowed scholarship to support, as possible, diverse students with science- or technology-related backgrounds and an interest in intellectual property law. Dan, who also holds an engineering degree, is recognized nationally for his expertise and leadership in intellectual property law. He previously established a scholarship at the Law School in the name of his law firm, Merchant & Gould, and currently serves on the National Board of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. The McDonalds are deeply committed to helping Law School students, especially in today's financial environment. They plan to continue making donations to the scholarship for years to come.
In honor of their 27-year-old son, Jacob, who has physical and developmental disabilities, Fred (’76) and Renee Pritzker have created The Jacob E. Pritzker Disability Law Fund. The quasi-endowment fund provides stipends for summer internships with the Minnesota Disability Law Center or other hands-on work on disputes regarding the rights of people with disabilities.
When our alumni and friends discuss charitable gifts to the Law School, they often say they wish their gifts could be larger. In truth, there are numerous ways to do more if giving is carefully planned. Some of the most straightforward gift-planning methods are including the Law School in life insurance or retirement plan beneficiary designations or bequests through estate plans. The Law School, together with your own professional advisors, can help you assess your philanthropic goals and determine what, how, and when to give to maximize your philanthropic intent.