Participation by alumni and friends in the Law School Annual Fund is showing a 68 percent increase in the number of donors from this time last year and a substantial 17 percent increase in the amount contributed as well.
"We’re all very, very grateful for this support and the momentum that it reflects and is generating," Dean David Walker commented. "Gifts to the Law School Annual Fund go 100 percent to the Law School budget. They help us to support the school in all manner of ways that are essential to an outstanding school and to build its reputation."
The Law School’s participation rate jumped from 9 percent in 2004-05 to 14 percent in 2005-06, and the goal for 2006-07 is to exceed 20 percent.
That would begin to match nationally known schools. The additional resources also have an impact on U. S. News & World Report rankings, as the magazine’s formula gives weight to resources available per student.