Spread Love by Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders and Lawyers on Giving Day

Jan. 12, 2023

University of Arizona Giving Day, February 14, 2023

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This Valentine’s Day, University of Arizona Law is asking the LawCat community to show your Wildcat love by contributing during Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising effort in support of students and the university.  

Your generosity ensures that University of Arizona Law is able to train the next generation of leaders and lawyers and allows us to provide a modern, nimble legal education of the highest quality. A legal education is a life-changing experience, and with your support, we can give our students the resources they need to transform their passions and skills into fulfilling careers.  

This Feb. 14, Arizona Law is asking for gifts to support:  

A New Day in Court  

Join us in a bold reconstruction of our Advocacy program.   

With the construction of two new state-of-the-art student courtrooms, an expansion of faculty support and new funds for experiential learning opportunities, University of Arizona Law is putting advocacy skills and the student experience front and center.   

“I strongly believe that advocacy at any level – courtroom, or elsewhere – is an enormous skill and talent that must be developed if you are going to represent clients,” said alumnus and ‘A New Day in Court’ donor Patrick J. McGroder III (’70). “This project is a great opportunity to provide space to learn skills in real-time in a setting that emulates a real courtroom experience. It is vitally important for law students who aspire to learn the art of advocacy.” 


Justice Advocates Coalition Fellowship Program  

Empower law students pursuing unpaid summer positions in public interest work.   

The Justice Advocates Coalition (JAC) is a student-run organization that provides stipends to qualified students who accept unpaid summer positions with nonprofit law organizations.  

Students launched the Justice Advocates Coalition in 2017 with the dual goals of empowering marginalized communities and supporting University of Arizona Law students pursuing careers in public interest law.  

“JAC is about giving to its core,” says faculty advisor and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro. “Students work to raise awareness of, and funds for public interest law work. Every summer, JAC provides grants to assist fellow students who do unpaid legal work for a range of public interest organizations.  Your support of them makes this possible.  And few things our students do here make me prouder of Arizona Law.” 


Dean’s Innovation Fund  

University of Arizona Law creates what’s next in legal education, from our groundbreaking push to accept the GRE to creating the nation’s first undergraduate law degree to establishing new educational pathways and support systems for students from underrepresented communities. When you contribute to the Dean’s Innovation Fund, you allow Dean Marc Miller to fund University of Arizona Law's most pressing needs and projects.  


General Student Scholarships  

University of Arizona Law maintains one of the lowest law school tuition rates in the country, and each year roughly 92% of JD students receive a scholarship. With your help, we can remove financial barriers and put the dream of a legal career within reach for every student.  

“In a word, it has motivated me to someday be able to give back the way my donor gave to me,” said second-year Arizona Law student Aram Arutyunyan when discussing the impact of being awarded with the Richard M. Bilby Scholarship. Arutyunyan, a first-generation Armenian American, and a fourth-generation genocide survivor, wants to represent the world’s most marginalized groups with a legal career in human rights.   


Become a Giving Day Ambassador  

As a Giving Day Ambassador you'll help us get the word out about Giving Day and ask your network to consider making a donation to support the people, places and programs you care about most. 

Questions about your gift? Contact the Alumni & Development office at alumni@arizona.edu or call 520-621-8430.