Law Firm Challenge

BU Law's Law Firm Challenge is part of the School’s annual giving program designed to raise awareness of alumni giving at firms where we have multiple alumni.  It also gives alumni at these firms an opportunity to reconnect with their alma mater and promote giving to the Law Fund in a fun and competitive way.  Each year, firms in the Challenge are recognized for the highest percentage of alumni participation in giving to BU Law, and for the total raised for BU Law by the firm’s alumni.

One or more alumni at each participating firm are encouraged to serve as Firm Representatives. Firm Reps assist BU Law's Esdaile Alumni Center staff with inspiring their fellow alumni to achieve the 100% participation by promoting the Challenge within their firm and updating alumni colleagues on the firm’s progress.

Participating firms are divided into four categories based on size:  firms with 5 to 24 attorneys total; 25 to 99 attorneys; 100 to 499 attorneys and; 500 or more attorneys.  Firms with the highest percentage participation and funds raised in each category receive special public recognition.  By participating in the Challenge, graduates help BU Law remain competitive among the top tier law schools, strengthen the BU Law alumni network, and enhance the profile of their own law firm.

The preferred designation for gifts made through the Challenge is the Law Fund, although participating alumni may restrict their gifts for any School of Law fund or program.  The unrestricted Law Fund supplements the School’s operating budget, providing support that can be used to meet the most immediate day-to-day operational needs of the School, including but not limited to financial aid and scholarships, the Public Interest Project, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, faculty recruitment and retention, student organizations, and academic programs. 

Gift crediting towards this year’s Challenge began on July 1st and ends June 30th. Any gift made during this fiscal year timeframe counts towards this year's Challenge.

For more information on the Law Firm Challenge, please contact Caroline Kernan at 617-358-5459 or ckernan@bu.edu.

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