Ways to Support

The University of Miami School of Law prepares 21st century lawyers to practice in an increasingly complex and connected world.

Educating the next generation of capable and honorable interdisciplinary problem-solvers is possible because of the generous investment alumni and friends make in Miami Law.

Annual Fund

Gifts to Miami Law’s Annual Fund help to meet the discretionary needs of the law school. No gift is too small, and every gift counts. The Annual Fund helps support:

  • Student scholarships
  • Curricular initiatives
  • Faculty fellowships
  • Clinical programs
  • The overall quality of student life 

Make Your Gift Online

Designated Giving & Event Sponsorships

Scholarship or Program

To designate your gift to a scholarship or program, please specify when making your gift.

Under designation, select the area you would like to support. If the area is not listed, choose other and note your area of preference in the comment field.

Make a Designated Gift

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. Firms, companies or individuals who sponsor an event receive institutional and event recognition and the opportunity for meaningful interaction with other alumni and students, thus raising your profile and deepening your engagement with the Miami Law community.

  • Law Parents and Partners Welcome Reception (August)
  • Law Alumni Luncheon at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning (January)
  • Judicial Receptions (Spring semester)
  • ​50th Year Class Reunion (Spring semester)
  • Law Alumni Reception at the Florida Bar Convention (June)
  • Young Alumni/Recent Graduate Networking Receptions (year-round)
  • See upcoming alumni events
  • See upcoming school of law events & conferneces 

Sponsor an Event

Named Scholarships

The School of Law is fortunate to have alumni and friends who contribute funds to assist continuing students with their law school tuition.

Donor scholarships vary in the amount awarded and are for the fall and spring semesters of the J.D. program.

LL.M. students are awarded separately at the time of admission to an LL.M. program.

To learn more about a named scholarship, contact alumni@law.miami.edu

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  • The following scholarships have been established through the generosity of alumni and friends.

    Alex R. Laster Endowed Scholarship

    Ann Wrenn-King Memorial Scholarship

    Andrew Leinoff Scholarship

    Armando Alejandre Endowed Scholarship

    Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Endowed Scholarship

    The Berger/Loevner Family Endowed Scholarship

    Beverly Bodenstein Memorial Scholarship

    Bill Colson Scholarship

    Bilzin, Sumberg, Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Scholarship

    Bruce Winick Award

    Burton Young Scholarship

    C. C. Alloway Scholarship

    Carlton Fields Hope Fellow Scholarship

    Carol King Scholarship

    Citizen Board Law School Scholarship

    Claude Eichel Law Endowment Scholarship

    Claude M. Olds Memorial Scholarship

    Cobb Scholarship

    CABA/LAA Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Daniel S. Pearson Scholarship

    Dennis Lynch Scholarship

    Devang Desai Law Scholarship

    Edward D. Berger Scholarship

    Edwin Willinger Scholarship

    Eileen G. Breier Scholarship

    Ethel & Walter Beckham Scholarship

    Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Scholarship

    Francisco R. & Georgina Angones Endowed Scholarship

    F.W. “Mort” Guilford Endowed Scholarship

    Frisch family Endowed Scholarship

    Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo Endowed Scholarship

    Garcia Amador Scholarship

    Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Scholarship

    George David Gold Scholarship

    George N. and Diana T. Leader Scholarship

    George Patterson Endowed Scholarship

    Gerald Kogan Endowed Scholarship

    Gerard Ehrich Scholarship

    Goshgarian Law Endowed Scholarship

    Greenstein Family Scholarship

    Gregg D. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship

    Henry Latimer Scholarship

    Higgins Book Award

    Honorable Barbara Levenson Scholarship

    Honorable Theodore Klein
    Hugh L. Wood Endowed Scholarship

    Irving M. & Cecelia M. Hermann Law Scholarship

    J. Donald and Agnes E. Shoecraft Law Scholarship

    James E. Doyle Scholarship

    James L. Ferraro Scholarship

    John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship

    John Cyril Malloy Intellectual Property Law Endowed Memorial Scholarship

    Joseph Bogosian Award

    Joseph Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg Scholarship

    Joseph Weinberger Endowed Scholarship

    Judge Eugene P. Spellman Scholarship

    Judge Federico A. Moreno Endowed Scholarship

    Judge Harvey Ford Memorial Scholarship

    Judge Henry L. Balaban Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Judge Maxine Cohen Lando Endowed Scholarship

    Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Endowed Scholarship

    Judy Fried Hyman Scholarship

    Judy Proller Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Kapila Family Foundation Scholarship

    Karl N. Llewellyn Endowed Scholarship

    Kenny, Nachwalter, P.A. Scholarship Fund

    Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine PL Scholarship

    Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Scholarship

    LAA Board Scholarship
    Law Alumni Scholarship

    Lawrence B. Rodgers-M. Minnette Massey Scholarship

    Leonore Carrero Nesbitt Scholarship for Public Service

    Lewis Tein Scholarship
    Linda Dakis JD '74 Memorial Scholarship

    Litigation Skllls Faculty Donor Scholarship

    Louis Phillips Scholarship

    Lydia and Burton Harrison Scholarship

    Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship

    Mariel Melissa Saunderson (Smith) Spencer Scholarship

    Marion E. Sibley Scholarship

    Martin Fine Scholarship
    Martin J. Nash Memorial Scholarship

    Mary T. Hennessy Scholarship

    Mitchell R. Bloomberg Endowed Scholarship

    Morris Law Fund Scholarship

    Nicole Kleban Scholarship

    Patricia Redmond Scholarship

    Paul B. Anton Scholarship

    Paul Dee Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Paul R. Gordon Scholarship

    Paul, Landy, Beiley & Harper Scholarship

    Philip E. Heckerling Scholarship Fund

    Podhurst, Orsek Scholarship

    Priscilla Jewett Schneller Scholarship

    Rafael C. Benitez Scholarship Fund

    Rev. Tryfon and Presbytera Eleni 
    Theophilopoulos Scholarship Fund

    Richard A. Hausler Scholarship

    Richard L. Lapidus Endowed Memorial Scholarship

    Robert H. Waters Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Ronkin Family Scholarship

    Stearns Weaver/Shapiro Scholarship

    Stearns Weaver/Weissler Scholarship

    Stephen Arky Scholarship

    Stephen M. Brodsky Memorial Scholarship

    Tax Section of the Florida Bar
    Tripp Scott  J.D. Scholarship

    Tax Section of the Florida Bar LL. M. Scholarship

    Thomas E. and Dorothy Bartsche McDougall Scholarship

    Vazquez-Bello Scholarship

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Wesley Alba Sturges Scholarship

    White & Case  International Arbitration Program Scholarship

    Young ICCA Scholarship

    Zarco Scholarship

    Zbar Memorial Scholarship

Reunion Giving

Alumni at a reunion

Class Reunions offer all alumni an opportunity to celebrate the common bond they share with each other and Miami Law.

If you are celebrating a Reunion year, please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund in support of student scholarships, curricular initiatives, faculty fellowships, clinical programs, and the overall quality of student life. No gift is too small, and every gift counts towards your class giving percentage participation.

Make a Gift in Honor of Your Reunion

Endowed Funds

An endowment is a permanent fund supporting a purpose of your choosing. Depending on an individual passion or interest, the endowment, which provides funds in perpetuity, can be focused or wide-ranging.

The principal of the gift is invested and grows over time, while quarterly distributions provide a steady, reliable source of income to the designated program. This ensures the gift will provide benefits year after year, generation after generation.

Endowment funds can support:

  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Professorships, lectureships and chairs
  • Research, programs or other purposes
  • Unrestricted use

You can use almost any type of asset — cash, securities, real estate or other property. Bequests and other deferred gifts, including those that provide life income to you or another beneficiary, can also fund endowments.

Named Endowments

To create a new endowment with a name you choose, Miami Law has several options, starting at $100,000. Contact alumni@law.miami.edu for information. 

Support Existing Endowments

You can support an existing endowment with a gift of any size.

Support An Endowment

Estate/Planned Giving

While you may find it difficult to give a monetary donation at this time, you can still continue to support the University of Miami School of Law through planned giving.

Planned giving can help you balance your charitable interests with your personal financial goals while also helping you realize significant tax and other benefits for you, your heirs, and your estate. Through planned giving, you can make a gift you might have otherwise thought impossible.

Learn more about estate & gift planning

Request a free Estate & Gift Planning Guide

Ready to include the University of Miami School of Law in your estate plans? Contact the Office of Estate and Gift Planning to let us know.

How to Make Your Gift

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  • Online
  • Check or Money Order

    Download this form to include with your check, money order or credit card payment.

  • By Phone

    Call 1-866-99UMLAW or 305-284-3470, or fax to 305-284-3968.

  • Matching Gifts

    If your company supports a matching gift program, please include your company's matching gift form with your gift.

  • Bank Wire (EFT)

    For wiring instructions please contact:

    Georgina Angones
    Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations, University of Miami School of Law 

  • Securities

    Gifts of stocks and bonds are welcomed at Miami Law. Gifts of appreciated securities typically carry benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash or credit card:       

    • You avoid capital gains tax. Any gain is taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares yourself, but not if you transfer ownership to the University.
    • Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
    • You receive credit from UM for the full fair market value of the shares, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.


    Gifts of securities require special planning and consultation with your professional financial advisor and the University of Miami central staff.

    To make a securities gift please contact the Office of Estate and Gift Planning


  • Property

    Miami Law is pleased to accept gifts of tangible personal property that address a specific need and comply with the mission and policies of the University.

    Because of the unique circumstances surrounding gifts of personal property, this process is inevitably much longer and more complex than it is for other contributions to the law school.

    Donors are encouraged to call the University's Office of Advancement Office directly at (305) 284-2888 to discuss a property gift.