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2017 3L Class Gift Fund Options

The Class of 2017 has chosen to support the Law School Annual Fund as a class, but if a student should prefer to give to another fund, they may designate their gift to any other existing Law School fund. Gifts made to any Vanderbilt Law School fund will count towards 3L Class Gift totals. Below is a list of several fund options. If there is a particular fund or program that you are interested in giving to that is not listed below, please contact Rachael Phillips  in the Development & Alumni Relations office (615) 322-0814.

Law School Annual Fund

The Vanderbilt Law School Annual Fund represents the steady stream of unrestricted gifts from alumni and friends each year and is the way most alumni choose to give back to the law school on an annual basis. Last fiscal year, 27% of all law alumni made a gift to the Annual Fund (compared to 28% overall). This annual support helps bridge the gap between student tuition and the actual operating costs, allowing the law school to recruit and retain high-quality faculty and provide financial assistance to deserving students. Gifts to the Annual Fund are available for immediate use, giving Dean Chris Guthrie the flexibility to meet the school's most pressing needs.
Your support is a vehicle through which you can enhance your connection to the law school while also strengthening its visibility and prestige worldwide. The law school encourages all alumni and friends to contribute to the Annual Fund each fiscal year to ensure a dependable and ongoing source of support to provide for the law school's annual operating budget and other important needs, including but not limited to:
  • Student scholarship support and public interest stipends
  • Faculty retention and recruitment
  • Student organizations, activities and journals
  • Building maintenance and enhancements
  • Computing and library resources for students, faculty and staff

VLS Public Service Initiative

This ambitious program was created in 2009 in response to the challenging economic climate, and is consistent with the school's commitment to public service as exemplified by the summer stipend program and the Pro Bono pledge. The Public Service Initiative allows the Law School to provide a modest stipend for any graduate who secures a position working at a public interest organization (i.e., not-for-profit, NGO, governmental entity, judicial internship). The Program seeks to assist graduates in acquiring and refining practice skills; in building resumes; in helping to ensure that graduates make professional contacts in the geographic region in which they intend to practice; in facilitating transition into full-time employment; in helping graduates become acquainted with the rewards of public interest work; and in making it possible for graduates to make meaningful and lasting contributions to their communities.

Other Funds:

Loan Repayment Assistance Program 
Public Interest Stipend Fund 
Law School Scholarship Endowment 
Law School Library Endowment Fund
American Constitution Society
Asian Pacific Law Students Association
Black Law Student Association
Catholic Law Students Association
Federalist Society
International Law Society
Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
La Alianza
Law Students for Veterans Affairs
Mock Trial Team
Moot Court Board
Transnational Journal Society Fund
Vanderbilt Bar Association
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Vanderbilt Law Review
Vanderbilt Transnational Legal Studies Program
Vanderbilt Women Law Student Assocation
Vandy Blawg