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 in the 18-month window between July 1 of the year prior to your Reunion and December 31 of your Reunion year 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, please contact the giving team at [email protected].

    Contact the Giving Team

  • 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 protected].

  • Securities

    The transference of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds to Michigan Law offers considerable tax advantages.

    For more information, please contact the giving team at [email protected].

    Contact the Giving Team

  • 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 Jeff Jelinski, director of major gifts, at [email protected].

    Email Jeff Jelinski

  • 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.

    Search Employers

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.

A portrait of Lucy Kates, 2L.
Protecting the Vulnerable
“Michigan Law has allowed me to pursue a path that I am passionate about and that, in some small way, can make the world a better place.”

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A portrait of Steven Tennison, 3L.
In Pursuit of Home
“My scholarship is what allowed me to pursue law school and my dream of returning to Alaska and doing impactful work.”

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A portrait of Ben Marvin-Vanderryn, 3L.
Finding the Right Fit
“ There was no better way to show me that I am wanted at Michigan Law than through this scholarship—it made me comfortable taking a leap in my academic career.”

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A portrait of Esmeralda Suarez, 3L.
Serving the Community
“The beautiful thing about Michigan Law is that it opened doors for me that I never knew existed; my career possibilities are endless.”

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A portrait of Leon Boykins, 2L.
Law and Education
“At Michigan Law, there’s no shortage of people who have done outstanding things.”

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Austin Moore, 2L
Another Side of the Law
“At Michigan Law, you’re surrounded by great people who care about you and want you to succeed,”

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Brooke Isabel, 2L
A Broad Legal Horizon
“As a lawyer, I can have several different careers that touch on what I’m really passionate about—and solve problems across a number of industries,”

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Pavel Bermudez, 2L
When Values Align
“Receiving a scholarship was pivotal in my choice to study at Michigan Law, and the generosity that enabled it will continue to shape my future,”

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Brillian Bao, 2L
Learning by Doing
“The Law School has a lot to offer, and I have been able to push the bounds of what I’m comfortable with in a supportive environment,”

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Belen Best, 2L
Public Health and the Law
“I really feel that the Law School is investing in me and my ability to make a difference,”

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Adam Abdel-Mageed
Leaning into Litigation
“The appeal of going to a fantastic law school without accruing a large amount of debt was too good to pass up, and the scholarship I was offered made me feel welcome, valued, and wanted,”

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Hannah Ellis
Problem Solving in Practice
“I chose Michigan Law because I wanted a law school that would genuinely invest in me, as a human being. I was hoping to find a community that truly cared if I succeeded.”

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Jack Igoe
A Career-Altering Course
“Those experiences made me want to be a litigator because I thrive on the adrenaline rush of standing up in court, and because it’s rewarding to help clients achieve the justice they deserve.”

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Deborah Won
Policing Algorithms
“Being able to represent an individual who was wrongfully accused by an algorithmic tool was the proudest moment of my time at Michigan Law,” she says.” It’s the type of case I would hope for as a seasoned lawyer, let alone as a law student.”

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Solomon Worlds
Allyship in and out of the Classroom
“Studying and discussing issues plaguing communities I cared about helped me contextualize the law in a way that is necessary for me to be the radical legal practitioner I intend to be.”

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David Guenther
Facilitating Transactions for the Public Good
“Students in the ITC draft and negotiate cross-border transactions, structure debt and equity investments and enterprises in emerging markets, and analyze ethical issues that can arise in international business,” says Guenther. “The bottom line is we advise clients who are using business to make the world a better place.”

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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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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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