Law Firm Challenge

The Law Firm Challenge is a competition among alumni in participating firms. Each year we ask these alumni to “participate” by making a gift to the College of Law Annual Fund. Those firms that achieve 80% or greater participation are specially recognized in a variety of ways.

We track the progress of alumni participation at each firm, and post results monthly on the Law Firm Challenge page of the website and Law Firm Challenge update newsletters. 

Why Giving is Important

Today’s students face unprecedented challenges both in the cost of legal education and in the legal job market. Alumni donations support scholarships, high quality career services, professional training, and other supportive services, in order to attract top student to Illinois Law and then prepare them to be competitive in the legal career market. The quality of our students and recent graduates affects the reputation of the College of Law, so your investment in Illinois Law helps ensure that your law degree maintains its value over time. 

What Your Gifts Support

Alumni and friends can provide meaningful support to a variety of areas at the College of Law. In many instances, these alumni contributions make possible programs and services that enhance the basic educational experience for Illinois Law students. Gifts to the College of Law Annual Fund support Affordability/Accessibility, Academics, Professional Training, Career Services, and Scholarly Research and Public Engagement. 

Leadership Donors

Donors who give at leadership levels ($1000 and above*) truly make an individual impact on the services and support Illinois Law offers its students. These donors make an important statement that the College of Law is important to them, and in doing so, set an example for their colleagues and classmates. 

How to Give

Any gift to the College of Law made during the current fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) will count toward participation in the Law Firm Challenge. You can make a gift to the College of Law in one of the following ways:

  • Online
  • Check: Made out to “UIF/College of Law”. Your team leader has prepaid envelopes to mail it.
  • Phone: Call (217) 333-2628 to give with your credit card.

For questions or additional information, contact:

Office of Advancement
University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-2628