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Endowment Funds

Yale Law School’s endowment — which had a market value of $1.06 billion in June of 2014 and is invested within the endowment of Yale University — provides approximately 52 percent of the School’s annual revenues. YLS currently has numerous endowed funds, which support professorships, research activities, scholarships and loans, lectures and fellowships, prizes, facilities, and special programs.

There are a number of opportunities to establish endowed funds that will benefit the School in perpetuity. For more information on how you may help to preserve the excellence of Yale Law School through your generous support, please contact the Development office at 1-866-848-5378.

Endowed Opportunities

Preserve Preeminence in Teaching and Scholarship

  • Professorship: A gift of $5 million will name a fully tenured faculty position.
  • Clinical Professorship: A gift of $3 million will name a clinical faculty position.
  • Visiting Professorship: A gift of $1.5 million will name a visiting faculty position.

Provide Unparalleled Opportunities for Students

  • Career Options Assistance Program (COAP): A leadership gift will name the COAP loan forgiveness program and ensure our graduates are not constrained in their career choices.
  • Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program: A leadership gift will name the program that provides so many students with a unique and enriching perspective.
  • Scholarship Fund: A gift of $100,000 will create a scholarship fund to support talented and deserving students at the Law School.
  • Summer Public Interest Fellowship (SPIF) Fund: A gift of $100,000 will create a fund to support Yale Law School students doing summer public interest work.
  • Career Options Assistance Program (COAP) Fund: A gift of $100,000 will create a fund to provide loan forgiveness to Yale Law School graduates pursuing careers in the public interest.

Facilities Opportunities      

  • Courtyard: A leadership gift will name the Yale Law School Courtyard.
  • Dining Hall: A leadership gift will name the Yale Law School Dining Hall.
  • Periodical Room and Library Source Cite Room: A gift of $3 million will name the Periodical Room or the Library Source Cite Room.
  • Classrooms: A number of different classrooms are available for naming at $1 million or more.

 

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