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Giving to Stanford Law School

Ways To Give

There are many ways to invest in Stanford Law School. Gifts at all levels ensure our success.

The Law Fund

The Law Fund at Stanford Law School provides an opportunity for all alumni and friends to support the school's most pressing needs on an annual basis. While the Law Fund is a general unrestricted fund, it also offers donors the chance to invest in a personally meaningful program area, including the Mills Legal Clinic, the Crown Law Library, the school's faculty, financial aid, and the Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law.

Please visit to contribute to the Law Fund.

Expendable Funds

Expendable funds are used in their entirety during a specific period of time.  They may be made in support of specific programs, research, or people of the donor's choosing—for example, an established or new interdisciplinary program or clinic.

Endowed Funds

An endowed fund—most often for a professorship or fellowship—establishes a permanent fund that recognizes the donor or someone the donor wishes to honor in perpetuity and provides Stanford with a continuing source of support.

Term Endowment

Term endowment funds are spent over a specific period of time during which they are invested with the university's endowment to take advantage of potentially higher investment returns. These gifts recognize that a valuable set of activities may not exist in perpetuity, but that a significant investment for a period of time can help them grow and achieve a measure of stability.

Planned Giving

Through careful planning, a donor may be able to make a sizable contribution to the school through a bequest or living trust; by designating Stanford as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA, or other retirement plan; or by means of a "life income gift" that can provide a donor with considerable tax savings currently as well as an income for life.

Giving Information

To make a gift, please visit make a gift or call External Relations at 650.736.1238. 

Giving History:

To see your record of giving at Stanford University, please visit