Law School Fund
office of advancement
Boston College Law School provides a distinct and powerful legal education. Since its inception, Boston College Law School has had a reputation for high standards. The quest for academic excellence is shaped by a desire to educate lawyers who foster a commitment to important ideals of justice and service—ideals that are rooted in the Ignatian tradition. BC Law offers a unique opportunity to receive a rigorous legal education in the context of a respectful, caring, committed community of students, faculty and staff. Alumni and friends who extend their support to BC Law help BC Law remain a leader among law schools.
What is the Law School Fund?
The Law School Fund is BC Law’s annual fund. Contributions to the Law School Fund are the foundation of voluntary support for the Law School and donations made to the Fund are available to be used immediately to meet the Law School’s most important needs. Some portion of the Fund helps launch new initiatives, such as the newly established Dean's Scholars Program. The Law School Fund provides an invaluable bridge between the tuition revenue and the actual operating costs of the School.
In Fiscal Year 2014, alumni and friends collectively made $1.38 million in donations to the Law School Fund. These gifts are being put to immediate use in the 2014-2015 academic year.
What does the Law School Fund support?
Important BC Law programs depend upon the Fund each year for support. Each year, the Dean will ensure that these gifts are used for top priorities. Here is how your gifts can make a difference:
|Financial Aid for Students
More than 65 percent of students recieve some form of financial aid. Scholarship awards enable BC Law to attract the best and brightest students, regardless of their background. The Law School Fund is a critical source of funding to support this large and important need.
|Faculty Research Grants
Nearly all faculty members recieve grants to support research on pressing legal issues—strengthening our student experience and benefiting the greater community. The Law School Fund helps provide the financial support that underpins the impressive work of our faculty.
|Support for Careers in Public Service
BC Law students and alumni have a long tradition of working in public service. Your support helps make that possible through summer stipends, post-graduate fellowships, and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. The Law School Fund helps the School remain true to its mission to prepare students to do good in the world.
|And Much, Much More…
The Law School Fund is a financial resource for the Dean to respond to unforeseen opportunities and challenges.
Why Participate In Giving to the Law School Fund?
Your support of the Law School Fund is critical. You are not only providing crucial financial resources, but also casting your vote of confidence in the mission of BC Law.
Every area of BC Law benefits from your gift to the Fund. Through your gift, you help guarantee that the Law School’s highest priorities receive support each year.
Giving back to the Law School Fund is one of the most direct ways in which alumni can help ensure that BC Law continues the tradition of excellence in legal education that has become its trademark.
As a student, you likely benefitted from some or all of the programs that are supported by the Law School Fund today. Now, your support is needed to help continue our tradition of academic excellence and abiding commitment to service. Your support will ensure that current and future students receive the same opportunities that you had – just as those who came before have done for you.
Ways of Giving
We make it easy! You can mail in a check, give online with your credit card, wire your gift, donate securities, arrange for matching gifts, and include BC Law in your short- and long-term philanthropic and estate planning.
For more information about the Law School Fund, please contact:
Director of Annual Giving