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The Campaign For The University of Minnesota Law School

Giving Societies

Our alumni and friends demonstrate the significance of leadership giving and inspire others to follow their example. The Law School has established giving societies to recognize the variety of ways that our alumni and friends generously support their Law School through annual giving, cumulative lifetime giving, and planned giving.

Annual Giving

Annual giving by our Lockhart Club members—donors who contribute $2,000 or more in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30)—is recognized in many ways, from acknowledgment in printed materials to signage in the Law School to special receptions with the Dean, visiting scholars, and guest lecturers.

William B. Lockhart Club

$10,000 and up Fraser Scholars Society
$5,000 - $9,999 Dean's Circle
$2,000 - $4,999 Member


Lockhart Associates (for Recent Grads)
Lockhart Associates is a new recognition program for alumni who have graduated from the Law School in the last ten years. It’s simple: All you have to do to become a member is donate $100 to the Law School in recognition of each year since you graduated. (i.e., one year post-grad: $100, two years post-grad: $200, ten years post-grad: $1,000).


Partners in Excellence

$500 - $1999 Advocate
$250 - $499 Sustainer
$1 - $249 Contributor


The 1888 Society

The 1888 Society celebrates the founding of the University of Minnesota Law School in 1888 and the future of the Law School made possible by the generous individuals who have created a lasting legacy by including the Law School in their estate or financial plans. The Law School will recognize your planned gift through enrollment in our 1888 Society, the University of Minnesota's Heritage Society, and recognition at the Law School and in various published materials.


Lifetime Giving

Lifetime leadership giving to the Law School is recognized with deepest appreciation in the Partners in Excellence Annual Report and permanently honored on a beautiful plaque in the Law School at the following cumulative outright, pledged, and deferred giving to the Law School:


$3,000,000 and up
$1,000,000 - $2,999,999
$500,000 - $999,999
$250,000 - $499,999
$100,000 - $249,999
$50,000 - $99,999
$25,000 - $49,999