Ways to Give
Donations to Michigan Law support all aspects of its mission, including scholarships, loan repayment assistance, faculty support, clinics, and international initiatives.
There are many ways to give to Michigan Law, be it making a one-time gift online or naming the Law School as a beneficiary to your estate.
Online (Recurring or One-Time)
The easiest way to make a gift or pledge payment is through the University’s online portal.
You can direct your gift towards the Law School Fund, student support, faculty support, program support, or to a specific fund.
You may also choose whether the gift is one-time or recurring.
To make a gift by mail, please send a check made payable to the University of Michigan to the address below.
The University’s federal tax ID is 38-6006309.
University of Michigan Law School
Attn: Gift Processing
4000 Jeffries Hall, 701 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
By contributing to your class gift, you grow the strength of your Michigan Law degree and help ensure an unparalleled legal education for today’s students.
All gifts, pledges, company matching gifts, and newly documented bequests made between July 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022, will be counted towards your class gift.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
If you would like to make a gift in honor or memory of a special person in your life, you can do so online by making a recurring or one-time gift and selecting the tribute option when checking out.
For more information or to donate by mail, contact Janice Glander, executive director of annual and reunion giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.615.4521.
Estate and Planned Gifts
Careful and thoughtful gift planning allows alumni to increase the impact of their philanthropy and create a lasting legacy. Options include bequests, naming the Law School as beneficiary of your retirement account, brokerage account, or life insurance policy, charitable remainder trust, and charitable gift annuity.
Learn more about deferred giving by contacting Erica Munzel, ’83, director of leadership gifts and planned giving, at 734.763.0414 or email@example.com.
The transference of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds to Michigan Law offers considerable tax advantages.
For more information, please contact Janice Glander, executive director of annual and reunion giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.615.4521.
Make a lasting impact on the Law School by endowing your gift. Invested by the University to generate income in perpetuity, endowed gifts can be established with a minimum contribution of $100,000 and directed toward scholarships, professorships, and special programs.
To learn more, contact Mary Buikema, director of major gifts, at email@example.com or 734.615.4517.
Company or Firm Matching Gifts
Many employers will match gifts to Michigan Law, doubling or tripling the impact of your gift. Search for your employer in the U-M database to determine if you are eligible.
Nannes 3L Challenge
For every 3L who signs up for the Challenge, John Nannes, ’73, makes an immediate contribution of $250 to that student’s choice of student organization(s). In exchange for this gift, the student commits to making a gift to the Law School Fund every year for the first four years following graduation. There is no required minimum amount for these contributions, and students are encouraged to be as generous as their circumstances permit.
Giving to Michigan Law is an investment in the future of legal education, and private support ensures that the excellence that has distinguished Michigan-trained lawyers continues for generations to come.
The University of Michigan Law School Impact Report is prepared annually for our donor community. The publication includes updates about operations at the Law School as well as stories that demonstrate the important role private support plays on campus.
Michigan Law changes those who are fortunate enough to spend time in the Quad. It is a place that inspires victors who go into the world and do great things. See the impact private support has on campus.
Leaning into Litigation
Problem Solving in Practice
A Career-Altering Course
Allyship in and out of the Classroom
Facilitating Transactions for the Public Good
In Pursuit of Regulatory Progress
Navigating International Law
Preparing for Practice
The Michigan Law Cycle of Giving
Shaping the Future of Law and Autonomy
Finding a Home at Michigan Law
A Broad View of Environmental Law
The Pursuit of Innovation
Living My Childhood Dream
Defending the Vulnerable
Taking the Judicial Path
Spearheading the Voting Rights Initiative