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

Lorelie Masters, ’81 J.D., Featured in 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine

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Lorelie Masters was featured on the cover of 2015 Super Lawyers of Washington, D.C., in an article titled “Masters of the Insurance Universe.” Masters, a partner at Perkins Coie, is known as an expert in the field of insurance litigation, an area that she has practiced in since the mid- 1980s. In addition to the hours devoted to her successful practice, Masters spends after hours in her role as a social activist: advocating for pay equity for women, human-trafficking laws, voting rights and other issues. This past year Masters declared her candidacy to become the first elected attorney general in the District simply because “the race … needed to include women’s voices.”

Tom Ajamie, ’85 J.D., One of 500 Leading Lawyers in America

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Tom Ajamie, who founded his own Houston and New York based litigation firm in 1997, was named one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2014 by Lawdragon. Ajamie was featured as one of the “Heavyweights.” Lawdragon describes Ajamie as “one of the most prolific and successful anti-fraud courtroom crusaders, with billions of verdicts, settlements and awards under his belt and a full caseload in the post-financial crisis era.” His cases have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the American Lawyer.

In memoriam: Drew Ryan Haase, ’06 BA, ’09 J.D.

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The Notre Dame community is deeply saddened by the loss of Drew Haase. Drew was an Adjunct Assistant Professional Specialist of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame where he was the head coach for the undergrad mock trial team that will head to Nationals later this month. He was currently employed as a Law Clerk with the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana. Previously Drew had practiced law at Jenner & Block in Chicago from 2009 to 2013. To read a tribute to Drew’s life please visit the obituary here.

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