Your annual gift can help to make a year at Yale Law School possible, and your major gift can support us in perpetuity.

  • Tuition contributes approximately 33 percent of Yale Law School’s annual revenue
  • The Law School’s endowment provides approximately 52 percent
  • Current use gifts from alumni and friends provide most of the balance of annual revenue
  • Gifts also make possible special research projects by the faculty and students

For individuals who may be interested in a gift of $100,000 or more, there are a number of opportunities to establish endowed funds that will benefit the School in perpetuity. Annual gifts of between $100 and $50,000 are vital in keeping the School going each year.

Donors may designate current use gifts of up to $100,000 to one of the following categories: unrestricted current use, financial aid/COAP, teaching and research, library, and clinical programs.

Lillian Goldman Law Library

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex and contains one of the world’s finest collections of printed legal materials and a growing array of online sources.

You don’t have to be a lawyer, but you have to be an involved person. You have to care enough about things to do something about them. It doesn’t have to be politics. It can be your church, your school, your community center; however, you want to be involved. What you cannot do is ignore things.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Class of 1979