Class Gift

Join the ranks of dedicated Columbia Law School alumni who maintain lifelong connections to the school through their philanthropy.

The Class Gift Campaign provides an opportunity for all graduating Columbia Law School students to commemorate their achievements by making a donation to the Law School before graduation.

Why Give?
Contributions aid in the creation of many new opportunities for students and faculty, including increased scholarships, new professorships, research centers, curricular innovations, and much more. All donors will be publicly recognized at this year's graduation ceremony and in the Columbia Law School Annual Report.

Participation Is Key: Give What You Can
The program’s success is measured by student participation rates. In 2019, 72 percent of the graduating class participated in their Class Gift.

Direct Your Gift: Six Areas of Support in the Annual Fund
Recognizing that you might like to make your contribution more targeted, the Class Gift campaign allows you to direct your giving to specific areas in the Annual Fund: Dean’s discretion, faculty support, international and LL.M. programs, student support, learning environment, or Social Justice Initiatives.

Acknowledging the 2020 graduates’ fortitude, flexibility, ingenuity, and compassion, especially during their challenging final semester, Columbia Law School alumnus Li Lu ’95 made a gift “In Honor of every member of the Columbia Law School Class of 2020.” This gift in honor of the class will be used to help alleviate the unanticipated financial needs of Columbia Law students that have been brought on by this global crisis.