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Giving to Richmond Law

Since the Law School’s founding in 1870, alumni and friends like you have given generously to make an extraordinary legal education possible for our students. Richmond Law’s tuition is among the lowest for private law schools in the top 100 and only covers 65% of a student’s experience. The school relies on financial contributions to help make up the difference. Each and every gift, large or small, provides a benefit to students that they would not have otherwise.

Here are some examples of gifts in action:

$50,000

provides full-tuition and a summer fellowship for one year of law school, making a legal education accessible for a deserving student

$25,000

enables our students to represent eight children or teenagers through our Children’s Defense Clinic

$10,000 

sends four students to an Olympics host city to conduct original research that strengthens Olympic anti-corruption and human rights measures

$5,000

powers the Carrico Center, through which students provide thousands of hours of community and pro bono service, for two weeks

$3,500

funds a Summer Public Service Fellowship, building a student’s practical skills and providing needed services to a non-profit or government agency that would otherwise lack them

$1,000

enables a student team to compete in a moot court competition and develop trial skills

$500 

brings a national expert to campus to speak and interact with students

$300 

makes it possible for a prospective student to see the collegial, welcoming environment Richmond Law offers firsthand

$100

can purchase one library book

$50

provides snacks during the Bar Preparation Program

Ashley Phillips, L'20

female student sitting on window sill

"If the scholarship hadn't been available, I would not have been able to come to Richmond Law. And it has been such a positive experience."

Rachel Weinberg-Rue, L'19

female student outside of law school

"...I gladly accepted to pay forward the generosity that was bestowed upon me."

Antrell Tyson, L'14

Alum outside of courthouse

"The Bridge to Practice Fellowship was a wonderful opportunity because it allowed me to get into the courtroom immediately after taking the Bar Exam.”

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Summer Public Service Fellowships

Our guaranteed fellowships fund a summer internship in the public service sector and allow students to pursue their goals and gain hands-on experience.

Bridge to Practice Fellowships

The four-month Bridge to Practice program is a post-graduate launch pad to career success for students, opening doors to government and public interest law.

Scholarships

Scholarships ensure that an outstanding legal education is more affordable for talented students from a range of backgrounds.

View the Annual Dean's Report

In the Dean’s Report, good news from the Law School is shared by the Dean on an annual basis, and donors to the Law School are celebrated for their generosity and the impact they make on Richmond Law students.

 

If you have questions about the Dean’s Report, please contact Allie Carter, Director of Leadership Giving, at (804) 287-6463 or acarter2@richmond.edu.

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