Ways to Give

Ways to Give

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The University of Miami School of Law prepares 21st century lawyers to practice in an increasingly complex and connected world.  Educating the next generation of capable and honorable interdisciplinary problem-solvers is possible because of the generous investment alumni and friends make in Miami Law. With the continued generosity of Miami Law supporters, the law school can ensure that every challenge is met and the distinction for which the law school is known will be maintained.


 See List of Scholarships From Alumni and Friends

The School of Law is fortunate to have alumni and friends who contribute funds to assist continuing students with their law school tuition. Donor scholarships vary in the amount awarded and are for the fall and spring semesters of the J.D. program only. They target outstanding enrolled students pursuant to guidelines set forth by the donors. For some awards, personal interviews, applications, or need analysis reports may be required. There are also some donor scholarship funds available to LL.M. students, which are awarded separately at the time of admission to an LL.M. program. The following scholarships have been established through the generosity of alumni and friends:

Alex R. Laster Endowed Scholarship
Ann Wrenn-King Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Leinoff Scholarship
Armando Alejandre Endowed Scholarship
Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Endowed Scholarship
The Berger/Loevner Family Endowed Scholarship
Beverly Bodenstein Memorial Scholarship
Bill Colson Scholarship
Bilzin, Sumberg, Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Scholarship
Bruce Winick Award
Burton Young Scholarship
C. C. Alloway Scholarship
Carlton Fields Hope Fellow Scholarship
Carol King Scholarship
Citizen Board Law School Scholarship
Claude Eichel Law Endowment Scholarship
Claude M. Olds Memorial Scholarship
Cobb Scholarship
CABA/LAA Endowed Scholarship Fund
Daniel S. Pearson Scholarship
Dennis Lynch Scholarship
Devang Desai Law Scholarship
Edward D. Berger Scholarship
Edwin Willinger Scholarship
Eileen G. Breier Scholarship
Ethel & Walter Beckham Scholarship
Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Scholarship
Francisco R. & Georgina Angones Endowed Scholarship
F.W. “Mort” Guilford Endowed Scholarship
Frisch family Endowed Scholarship
Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo Endowed Scholarship
Garcia Amador Scholarship
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Scholarship
George David Gold Scholarship
George N. and Diana T. Leader Scholarship
George Patterson Endowed Scholarship
Gerald Kogan Endowed Scholarship
Gerard Ehrich Scholarship
Goshgarian Law Endowed Scholarship
Greenstein Family Scholarship
Gregg D. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship
Henry Latimer Scholarship
Higgins Book Award
Honorable Barbara Levenson Scholarship
Honorable Theodore Klein
Hugh L. Wood Endowed Scholarship
Irving M. & Cecelia M. Hermann Law Scholarship
J. Donald and Agnes E. Shoecraft Law Scholarship
James E. Doyle Scholarship
James L. Ferraro Scholarship
John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship
John Cyril Malloy Intellectual Property Law Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Bogosian Award
Joseph Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg Scholarship
Joseph Weinberger Endowed Scholarship
Judge Eugene P. Spellman Scholarship
Judge Federico A. Moreno Endowed Scholarship
Judge Harvey Ford Memorial Scholarship
Judge Henry L. Balaban Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
Judge Maxine Cohen Lando Endowed Scholarship
Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Endowed Scholarship
Judy Fried Hyman Scholarship
Judy Proller Endowed Scholarship Fund
Kapila Family Foundation Scholarship
Karl N. Llewellyn Endowed Scholarship
Kenny, Nachwalter, P.A. Scholarship Fund
Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine PL Scholarship
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Scholarship
LAA Board Scholarship
Law Alumni Scholarship
Lawrence B. Rodgers-M. Minnette Massey Scholarship
Leonore Carrero Nesbitt Scholarship for Public Service
Lewis Tein Scholarship
Linda Dakis JD '74 Memorial Scholarship
Litigation Skllls Faculty Donor Scholarship
Louis Phillips Scholarship
Lydia and Burton Harrison Scholarship
Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship
Mariel Melissa Saunderson (Smith) Spencer Scholarship
Marion E. Sibley Scholarship
Martin Fine Scholarship
Martin J. Nash Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mary T. Hennessy Scholarship
Mitchell R. Bloomberg Endowed Scholarship
Morris Law Fund Scholarship
Nicole Kleban Scholarship
Patricia Redmond Scholarship
Paul B. Anton Scholarship
Paul Dee Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Paul R. Gordon Scholarship
Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper Scholarship
Philip E. Heckerling Scholarship Fund
Podhurst, Orsek Scholarship
Priscilla Jewett Schneller Scholarship
Rafael C. Benitez Scholarship Fund
Rev. Tryfon and Presbytera Eleni 
Theophilopoulos Scholarship Fund
Richard A. Hausler Scholarship
Richard L. Lapidus Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Robert H. Waters Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ronkin Family Scholarship
Stearns Weaver/Shapiro Scholarship
Stearns Weaver/Weissler Scholarship
Stephen Arky Scholarship
Stephen M. Brodsky Memorial Scholarship
Tax Section of the Florida Bar
Tripp Scott Scholarship
J.D. Scholarship
Tax Section of the Florida Bar LL. M. Scholarship
Thomas E. and Dorothy Bartsche McDougall Scholarship
Vazquez-Bello Scholarship
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Endowed Scholarship Fund
Wesley Alba Sturges Scholarship
White & Case  International Arbitration Program Scholarship
Young ICCA Scholarship
Zarco Scholarship
Zbar Memorial Scholarship

law firm challenge logoWhat is the Law Firm Challenge?

The Law Firm Giving Challenge is a competition that seeks to strengthen the connection between the School of Law and its alumni. We encourage a spirit of friendly competition between law firms with multiple Miami Law alumni to reach 100% participation giving to their alma mater. At the end of the competition, the firm(s) that reach 100% participation and raise the most funds will be recognized at a special ceremony during one of our Alumni Events and receive a winning trophy. The winning firms will have the right to display the trophies for a year at their offices and will be recognized on the alumni website, social media and law alumni publications. 

bricksYoung Alumni Committee Brick Campaign 

You can help the Young Alumni Committee support scholarships for law students by purchasing and personalizing an engraved brick. Personalized engraved bricks cost only $500, with all proceeds benefiting the Young Alumni Committee Scholarship Fund. You can purchase a gift for yourself, honor another person or mark a personal milestone. 

Click here to order online and personalize your brick.

There are additional ways to invest in the University of Miami School of Law at all levels to ensure our success:

 Annual Fund

Gifts to Miami Law’s Annual Fund help to meet the discretionary needs of the law school. The Annual Fund helps support student scholarships, curricular initiatives, faculty fellowships, clinical programs, and the overall quality of student life. No gift is too small, and every gift counts.

Make Your Gift Online to the Miami Law Annual Fund

To mail your gift, download this form to include with your check, money order or credit card payment.  

To make a gift by telephone, call 1-866-99UMLAW or 305-284-3470, or fax to 305-284-3968.

 Designated Giving

Scholarship or Program

To designate your gift to a scholarship or program, please specify when making your gift.

Under designation, select the area you would like to support. If the area is not listed, choose other and note your area of preference in the comment field.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. Firms, companies or individuals who sponsor an event receive institutional and event recognition and the opportunity for meaningful interaction with other alumni and students, thus raising your profile and deepening your engagement with the Miami Law community.

  • Law Parents and Partners Welcome Reception (August)
  • Law Alumni Luncheon at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning (January)
  • Judicial Receptions (Spring semester)
  • ​50th Year Class Reunion (Spring semester)
  • Law Alumni Reception at the Florida Bar Convention (June)
  • Young Alumni/Recent Graduate Networking Receptions (year-round) 

If you would like to sponsor a School of Law or Law Alumni Association event, complete the sponsorship form.

 Reunion Giving

Class Reunions offer all alumni an opportunity to celebrate the common bond they share with each other and Miami Law.  If you are celebrating a Reunion year, please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund in support of student scholarships, curricular initiatives, faculty fellowships, clinical programs, and the overall quality of student life. No gift is too small, and every gift counts towards your class giving percentage participation.  Help us to ensure a bright future for the next generation of law students through your class gift. 

Make a Gift in Honor of Your Reunion TODAY! 

 Endowed Funds

An endowment is a permanent fund supporting a purpose of your choosing. Depending on an individual passion or interest, the endowment, which provides funds in perpetuity, can be focused or wide-ranging. The principal of the gift is invested and grows over time, while quarterly distributions provide a steady, reliable source of income to the designated program. This ensures the gift will provide benefits year after year, generation after generation.

Endowment funds can support:

  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Professorships, lectureships and chairs
  • Research, programs or other purposes
  • Unrestricted use

Distributions from endowments transform lives at Miami Law each year.

You can use almost any type of asset — cash, securities, real estate or other property. Bequests and other deferred gifts, including those that provide life income to you or another beneficiary, can also fund endowments.

Named Endowments

To create a new endowment with a name you choose, Miami Law has several options, starting at $100,000. You can support an existing endowment with a gift of any size.

 Estate/Planned Giving

In these unique economic times, contributions from alumni are more important than ever. While you may find it difficult to give a monetary donation at this time, you can still continue to support the University of Miami School of Law through planned giving.

Planned giving can help you balance your charitable interests with your personal financial goals while also helping you realize significant tax and other benefits for you, your heirs, and your estate. Through planned giving, you can make a gift you might have otherwise thought impossible.

To learn how easy it is to leave a legacy, please contact: Ms. Kyle L. Paige, Executive Director, University of Miami Planned Giving Office, kpaige@miami.edu or 305-284-2266.


For more information about Estate/Planned Giving, please visit University of Miami Estate & Gift Planning website.

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