How do I pledge?
Visit Law School Annual Fund – 3L Legacy to access the online pledge form.
Law Students Begin a Legacy
The class giving campaign helps maintain the outstanding education that Notre Dame Law School provides. It also establishes a tradition of philanthropy that supports and strengthens programs for future law students.
Where do the funds raised by the 3L Campaign go?
Many Notre Dame Law School programs are funded entirely by law school benefactors. Class gift contributions support the following programs: The Summer Stipend Program, Student Fellowships, The Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and the Law School General Fund. You can specify the allocation of your pledge.
What are the goals of the 3L Campaign?
Class participation is the most important element of the class gift. Many peer institutions boast 3L participation rates of 70-100%. The class gift is an opportunity to take part in an extensive legacy of alumni who support NDLS. Establishing and maintaining a culture of giving helps maintain the value of a Notre Dame law degree and provides support for future generations of Notre Dame Lawyers.
If I participate, what is the minimum amount I can pledge?
Members of the Class of 2013 are encouraged to provide a minimum pledge of $20.13. We know members of the class will pursue many options after graduation and have varying capacities to give. Please give at a level that is comfortable for you. Pledges are payable over one to three years.
An annual gift of $500 qualifies recent graduates for Associate membership in the Order of St. Thomas More (the law school’s recognition society) and contributions can be made on a quarterly or monthly basis.
How does my gift affect the football ticket lottery?
First-time graduates automatically receive a lottery application for the football season corresponding to a graduation year. Thereafter, a minimum $100 annual contribution must be received by December 31 preceding the upcoming football season to be eligible for the football ticket lottery. Visit Notre Dame football ticket lottery for more information.
Will there be prizes awarded?
Please contact Class Gift Chairpersons for more information.
Class of 2013 Chairpersons
Questions? Contact Us.
Associate Director, Law Annual Giving
Student-Centric Programs Benefitting from the 3L Legacy Campaign
Summer Stipend Program
The Summer Stipend Program is a comprehensive, collaborative program through which alumni, students, legal employers, and various friends provide stipends for students performing otherwise unpaid legal public interest work around the world.
Student Fellowships are renewable scholarships granted to Notre Dame Law School students.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program is designed to assist graduates who are beginning legal careers in public interest and public service positions.
Law School General Fund
The Law School General Fund supports the most pressing needs of the law school. Recently, the law school has established experiential programs, clinics, and academic partnerships. Examples include the Chicago program, the Intellectual Property Clinic, and the Patent Law program.
Brigadier General James Smith passed away on September 29, 2014 from cancer complications at the age of 54. Jim was married to Jennifer O’Leary Smith, ’89 J.D. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, as a Brigadier General, Jim was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the President of the United States. Jim was a partner in the firm of Butler Pappas in Chicago. Please view the online obituary for more about Jim’s many accomplishments. Also view a beautiful tribute to Jim, as “A true Domer”, in an article in The Observer written by the daughter of one of Jim’s classmates.
Brian Skaret, ’02 J.D., has been awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for the successful investigation and prosecution of the Barrio Azteca criminal organization earlier this year. This prestigious award is the second-highest conferred by the U.S. Attorney General.
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