Impact Stories

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.

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.

    Give Online

  • By Mail

    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

  • Reunion Giving

    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, 2019, and December 31, 2021, 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.


    Give Online

    For more information or to donate by mail, contact Janice Glander, executive director of annual and reunion giving, at jglander@umich.edu 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 lawplannedgiving@umich.edu.

  • Securities

    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 jglander@umich.edu or 734.615.4521.

  • Endowed Gifts

    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 mbuikema@umich.edu 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.

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Impact Stories

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.

Megan Brown
In Pursuit of Regulatory Progress
Megan Brown, '19, was on track to be a doctor or veterinarian. She got her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience but decided to pursue law after hearing a professor lecture on the regulations that shape the pharmaceutical industry.

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Luke Wilson
Navigating International Law
Luke Wilson, '19, applied to Michigan Law with an interest in international law, but wasn’t sure what direction to take until he arrived. “The availability of resources and programs at the Law School helped me hone my focus through practical training on and off campus.”

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Dylan Towns
Preparing for Practice
For Dylan Towns, '18, a corporate and transactional attorney, it was the hands on experience he gained as a student attorney for the Entrepreneurship Clinic that ultimately shaped his future.

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Edna Turay
The Michigan Law Cycle of Giving
“From the moment I was accepted, Michigan Law has been there for me and given me the tools to succeed in every aspect of my life,” Edna Turay, '19, says of her time in Ann Arbor.

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Daniel Crane, Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law
Shaping the Future of Law and Autonomy
“There’s a coming revolution in the way that people, services, and goods get around, and autonomous cars will influence much more than just the transportation industry,” says Professor Daniel Crane, who leads Michigan Law’s Law and Mobility Project.

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Elizabeth Morales
Finding a Home at Michigan Law
“Beyond the scholarship that made Michigan Law more affordable for me, countless alumni have been extremely generous with their time and advice whenever I’ve asked. At Michigan Law, it’s hard not to feel special,” says Elizabeth Morales-Saucedo, 3L

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Sara Hayat
A Broad View of Environmental Law
With the support of her two fellowships, Sara Hayat, LLM '18, was able to learn new ways of thinking about familiar areas of law, while also availing herself of fresh opportunities.

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Sam Edandison
The Pursuit of Innovation
“I feel confident that when it’s my time to run a company, I’ll be ready. Thinking critically at the Law School, combined with work experiences through U-M and beyond, has been influential," says Sam Edandison, JD/MBA ’17.

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Friedman
The Story Behind the Score
Rich Friedman, the Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law, is one of a few scholars developing a new field that examines sports and games as legal systems. “I’ve been a sports fan since I was a young boy, and I noticed that issues sometimes arose in sports that presented interesting legal questions."

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Ordonez
Living My Childhood Dream
For Aurora Mayté Salazar Ordoñez, '18, the Victors for Michigan Scholarship shaped her law school path. “I feel incredibly blessed to be at Michigan. The entirety of my experience changed me, and it would not have happened without my scholarship."

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Mario Carroll
Making an Impact
In addition to his JD, Mario Carroll, '17, pursued his MBA while at Michigan—a combination that prepared him well for resolving the legal and business challenges in his current corporate law practice in mergers and acquisitions.

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Liz Och
Learning by Leading
Saying thank you with her own gifts to the Law School Fund is important to Liz Och, '13, even as a relatively recent graduate. “Giving back is a no-brainer. It embodies the spirit of the Michigan Law community.”

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D'Souza
Defending the Vulnerable
Kristin D'Souza, '18, came to Michigan Law ready to feel lost, but instead found her passion. The classes she took—particularly those with her mentor, Professor Eve Primus, ’01—shaped the way Kristin thinks critically about the law and its ability to protect the vulnerable.

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Joseph Morrison
Launching the Next Big Entrepreneurial Venture
Joseph Morrison, '13, came to Michigan Law wanting to practice corporate law. Southeast Michigan’s flourishing entrepreneurial community steered him to a practice that focuses on entrepreneurial and venture capital issues.

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Ramer
Taking the Judicial Path
Whereas his father spent his evenings welding to afford law school, John Ramer, '17, received scholarships that allowed him to focus solely on academics and take advantage of the unparalleled opportunities offered at Michigan Law.

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Goebel
Freeing the Wrongly Convicted
As a student-attorney in the Michigan Innocence Clinic, Emily Goebel, '14 (pictured with Professor David Moran, ’91, the clinic’s director), worked to free wrongly convicted prisoners, including Victor Caminata, who spent five years in prison for an arson crime he didn’t commit.

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Ellen Katz, Professor of Law
Spearheading the Voting Rights Initiative
“Teaching and scholarship do not always run together,” says Ellen Katz, the Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law, “so it is especially gratifying to be able to combine the two as we did with the Voting Rights Initiative here at Michigan.”

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Amanda Grill
Advocating for Marginalized Youth
Amanda Grill, '17, was the inaugural Quraishi Youth Law Fellow. "My time at the National Center for Youth Law was a key experience that helped launch my career, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generous memorial tribute to Fiza Quraishi by family, friends, and Michigan Law classmates."

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