William and Mary Law School

Law School Enjoys Record-Breaking Private Giving

  • Alumni and friends show their support
    Alumni and friends show their support
    Total giving to the Law School by June 30, 2012, came to $2,805,400, the third largest amount in Marshall-Wythe's history.

Despite the nation's economic challenges, the Law School's alumni and friends continued to provide record-breaking support to Marshall-Wythe during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012.

Donations to the Law School's Annual Fund totaled $1,907,660, an increase of $354,643 compared to $1,553,017 in Fiscal Year 2011. This was the largest, one-year increase in the Annual Fund in the Law School's history.

Total giving to the Law School, including the Annual Fund, endowment gifts, capital (building) fund, and gifts-in-kind, came to $2,805,400 - the third largest total in Marshall-Wythe's history.

William & Mary Law School continues to enjoy a very strong alumni giving percentage rate. According to the latest data (from Fiscal Year 2011), the Law School enjoyed the fourteenth best alumni giving percentage rate of any law school in the U.S.  in FY '11 (and there are 202 American Bar Association-approved law schools in the nation).

"These results reflect the confidence that our alumni and friends have in our future," said Dean Davison M. Douglas. "As state support continues to shrink in Virginia and across the nation for colleges and universities, private giving has become even more essential to William & Mary's success.  I am grateful for the financial investment our friends and graduates have made in the Law School."