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The Campaign For The University of Minnesota Law School

Campaign Priorities

Scholarships & Student Support

$30 million

Student support is the heart of the campaign. Scholarship gifts are the single most effective way to help the University of Minnesota Law School recruit and prepare future generations of problem solvers for the public good.

Dean's Distinguished Scholars

These are full scholarships awarded to those students who demonstrate the highest level of academic and leadership skills.

$1,000,000 permanently endows a named full-tuition scholarship.
$60,000 underwrites a full-tuition scholarship for a three-year term.*

Partial Scholarships

Gifts of $50,000 or more can create an endowed partial scholarship for one student.
Gifts of $15,000 or more can underwrite a partial scholarship for a three-year term.*

Public Interest Service Stipends

Gifts of $35,000 underwrite a one-year full-time stipend for a recent Law School graduate to work with a public or nonprofit agency.

Summer Internships

Gifts of $5,000 can underwrite a summer internship position for a student to gain valuable work experience in the legal community.

*For a limited period, gifts to this fund will be eligible for matching support from the Robina Foundation.

Strategic Initiatives: Curricular Innovations,
Teaching, and The Student Experience

$20 million

Other goals of the campaign are to add faculty, expand programs in core areas of strength, support curricular innovations, and invest in additional developments that will help us build a center of national distinction.

Endowed Naming Opportunities:

$5,000,000 endows and names the Corporate Institute.

$2,000,000 endows a named Chair.

$1,000,000 endows a named Professorship.

Special Gift Matching Opportunities:

$1,500,000* endows a named Chair in either of the following areas:

  • Law, Science and Technology
  • International and Comparative Law

$1,000,000* endows a named Chair in Law and Business. (gift has been secured)

$1,000,000* endows a named University chair that aligns with strategic priorities.

Additional Strategic Priorities:

$250,000 endows a named faculty research fund to support scholarship and policy education initiatives.

$100,000 or more can be designated to support the Business Initiatives Fund, which will enhance the Law School's corporate and finance curriculum and student leadership development opportunities.

Selected Areas for Investment

  • Business Law
  • Law, Science and Technology
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Criminal Justice

*Income from these endowed gifts will be matched 1:1.

Core Support & Unrestricted Giving

$20 million

Gifts to the Partners in Excellence Annual Fund and other unrestricted gifts allow the Law School to respond to emerging needs and strategic opportunities. For the five-year period beginning July 2011 and ending June 2016, the Law School is seeking to raise a total of $5 million through contributions to the Partners in Excellence Annual Fund.

During the same period, we hope to raise the percentage of alumni making an annual gift, of any amount, to at least 30%. Attaining this goal will put the Law School's alumni participation rate on par with peer institutions nationally.

Deferred gifts, such as those made through a bequest, also provide the Law School with vital support for core programming.