3L Legacy

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Notre Dame Law School

How do I pledge?


Visit Law School Annual Fund – 3L Legacy to access the online pledge form.

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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

Andrew Matthews
Patti Pogge
Lauren Whalen

Questions? Contact Us.

Patti McLaughlin
Associate Director, Law Annual Giving
(574) 631-7936
pmclaug1@nd.edu

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

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.

News

Business Logic Holding Corp, Represented by Peter Skiko, ’92 J.D., Obtains a $61 Million Settlement in a Trade-secret and Breach of Contract Suit

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The publicly reported settlement ranks as one of the largest reported settlements involving trade secret misappropriation in the nation. The lawsuit alleged the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets to the design and development of software to manage retirement plans. Read more

Female Powerbroker Q & A with Beth Schneider Naylor, ’86 J.D.

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Naylor, a senior partner in Frost Brown Todd LLC’s product liability practice group and former president of the Notre Dame Law Alumni Board, offers insight into the challenges of senior level female attorneys. Read more

Detroit Prosecutor, Kym Worthy, ’84 J.D., Takes on 11,000 Unsolved Rape Cases

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A recent Time Magazine (Time, July 28, 2014 No More Cold Cases, p. 28-31) article reports on the daunting task that Worthy is spearheading as both the first woman and first African American to become Detroit’s top prosecutor. Read more (subscription required)

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