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Ways to Give

Now more than ever, the generosity of OU Law alumni and friends plays an important role in the education of our students.

Annual Giving Societies

Your support makes a profound difference in the lives of our students. OU Law’s annual Giving Societies create opportunities for giving at all levels for our alumni and friends. Select a giving society below to learn more.

Dean's Leadership Circle - $5,000 annually

Click here to make a gift online and join the Dean’s Leadership Circle.

The Dean’s Leadership Circle offers the law school dean resources to take advantage of exciting opportunities for faculty and students and to support innovative programs that will enhance the legal education provided by the OU College of Law. 

The funds raised through this giving society will be used to provide fellowships that allow students to work for public interest organizations, create innovative programs such as the International Human Rights Clinic and send student teams to annual competitions. These programs help strengthen the quality of legal education and allow our students to gain an upper hand as they enter the job market.  

Members of the Dean’s Leadership Circle receive regular updates from Dean Harroz about how the funds are being used, receive an invitation to an annual dinner event with student recipients and are recognized in the College’s digital donor display.

Join the Dean's Leadership Circle

We ask those interested in joining the Dean’s Leadership Circle to make a contribution of $5,000 and strongly consider a three-year commitment. 

Become a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle today.

For more information on giving opportunities to the College of Law, please contact:

OU Law Development
(405) 325-9175
law.alumni@ou.edu

Second Century Scholarship Society - $1,500 annually

Click here to make a gift online and join the Second Century Scholarship Society.

The Second Century Scholarship Society creates individual student scholarships given in the donor’s name with 100% of the donated funds going directly to the scholarship. This society helps the nearly 75% of OU Law students who take out loans to pay for their legal education and directly answers the College’s mission to keep tuition affordable.

Join the Second Century Scholarship Society

The goal of the Second Century Scholarship Society is to secure scholarships of $1,500 each year. Members will be asked to consider a three-year commitment.

Become a member of the Second Century Scholarship Society today.

For more information on giving opportunities to the College of Law, please contact:

OU Law Development
(405) 325-9175
law.alumni@ou.edu

Amicus Society - $500 annually

Click here to make a gift online and join the Amicus Society.

The Amicus Society supports a critical mission at OU Law. This yearly membership organization provides fellowship funding to those students who secure public interest positions over the summer. In addition, funds raised through this society allow the College of Law to secure distinguished guest lecturers and advance OU Law’s overall mission. 

Join the Amicus Society

We ask those interested in joining the Amicus Society to make an annual contribution of $500. 

Become a member of the Amicus Society today.

For more information on giving opportunities to the College of Law, please contact:

OU Law Development
(405) 325-9175
law.alumni@ou.edu

OU Law Society - $150 annually

Click here to make a gift online and join the OU Law Society.

The OU Law Society provides resources for the OU College of Law’s general fund, allowing the College to host alumni receptions and events throughout the year. It also supports scholarships, academic resources, and other important law school initiatives. This Society exists to connect alumni and enable younger alumni to begin giving back to their alma mater.

Members of The OU Law Society play a vital role on campus as well. The Society’s active presence allows students the opportunity to connect with alumni, while demonstrating to students the importance of giving back. The Society provides students with snacks during finals and includes graduating third years in events, to assist in the transition from student to alumni. 

Join the OU Law Society

Annual membership for graduates less than three years removed is $50 and $150 for all other alumni. 

Become a member of the OU Law Society today.

For more information on other giving opportunities to the College of Law, please contact:

OU Law Development
(405) 325-9175
law.alumni@ou.edu

General Funds

The OU College of Law's general funds are critical components in the College's mission to provide the highest level of legal education to our students while ensuring that the College's most pressing needs are met. Read more about the general funds below.

The Annual Fund

Click here to make a gift online and support the OU College of Law.

The Annual Fund, also known as the Julien C. Monnet Memorial Fund, ensures that alumni dollars go to OU Law’s most pressing needs and priorities. By supporting the Annual Fund, you help educate the next generation of lawyers and leaders in an intellectually rigorous learning environment that promotes diversity, service and collegiality. Gifts to the Fund provide essential support and enable OU Law to:

  • Enhance student activities and support student organizations
  • Fund colloquia and seminars for students, faculty and alumni
  • Support moot court competition teams
  • Enhance the state-of-the-art facilities at OU Law
  • Provide support for faculty

OU Law is dedicated to providing a dynamic, intellectual community as its students incorporate their legal training in preparation for the practice of law, judicial service and other leadership positions in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. Your support to the Annual Fund is critical to attaining this goal. No gift is too small. Every dollar counts and every donor matters.

Make a gift to our Annual Fund today.

For more information on giving opportunities to the College of Law, please contact:

OU Law Development
(405) 325-9175
law.alumni@ou.edu

General Scholarship Fund

The OU College of Law provides a world-class legal education while being consistently recognized by National Jurist magazine as a Best Value Law School. With 88% of OU Law students currently receiving scholarships, the General Scholarship Fund is critical to achieving our goal of providing a high quality but affordable legal education. In 2016-2017, we awarded a record of more than $1.3 million in scholarships to our deserving students. Help continue this legacy by donating to the General Scholarship Fund. 

Click here to make a gift online and provide scholarship support.

For more information on giving opportunities to the College of Law, please contact:

OU Law Development
(405) 325-9175
law.alumni@ou.edu

Other Ways to Give

Many other giving opportunities exist at the OU College of Law that may meet your charitable interests while also providing essential support to the College and its students. Read more about these opportunities below.

Center for International Business and Human Rights

Click here to make a gift online and support the Center for International Business and Human Rights.

The University of Oklahoma College of Law has established the first International Business and Human Rights Center at a U.S. law school. U.S. businesses often find themselves in difficult operating environments abroad that have significant human rights problems. At the same time, the U.S. government expects companies to respect human rights in line with international standards. Many companies now have human rights policies and frequently expect their lawyers to implement such policies. These expectations require leadership by the legal community. The Center's mission is: 1) to provide students with training, networking, and practical experience in this emerging field to be leaders in this space, and 2) to provide academic think tank support on these issues, with a particular focus on the energy/extractive sector and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies.

The Center is grateful for those who believe in its mission and have helped make it possible.

Support the Center for International Business and Human Rights today.

For more information about the Center for International Business and Human Rights, click here.

Planned Giving

Bequests and other planned gifts have a lasting impact on teaching, research and scholarships at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. We have a number of alumni who are benefiting from life income gifts, gift annuities and other plans. This type of gift allows you to make a gift now or after your lifetime while experiencing financial benefits for yourself and loved ones. Through planned giving, you can endow faculty chairs and scholarships, create and sustain innovative programing, or expand on library resources. You may choose to select an area of interest important to you, or allow your gift to fund key priorities determined by the College of Law leadership.

If you would like to know more about making a planned gift to the OU College of Law, please contact:

OU Law Development
(405) 325-9175
law.alumni@ou.edu

Additional Giving Options

If you would like to contribute to another area not listed above, click here.

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