Giving To Rutgers Law School

The success of Rutgers Law School depends on you! The support of our alumni and friends provides vital, irreplaceable support to enhance our current academic and student programs, expand educational opportunities, recruit and retain top-notch faculty, students, and staff and ensure that the most promising students can attend the Law School, regardless of economic status.

A lot has changed since Rutgers Law School first opened its legacy schools in Camden and Newark. Today, our newly merged law school faces shrinking public funding. The very nature of law school education has to evolve to meet new legal market demands.

Rutgers Law School relies on the support of many alumni and friends who make gifts of cash, securities, planned gifts and multi-year pledges. Some alumni and friends are able to make a major gift that transforms this law school, as did James R. Maida '90 and Maxine S. Ellend. At whatever level, your support is vital to our success, as it enhances our current academic and student programs, expands educational opportunities, recruits and retains top-notch faculty, students, and staff and ensures that the most promising students can attend the Law School, regardless of economic status.


Sy Nicholson (Camden)


Robert Steinbaum (Newark)
How to Give
  • Every Gift Counts!
  • Cash Gift
  • Planned Gifts
  • Gift of Securities
  • Restricted Giving and Multi-year Pledges
  • Named and Endowed Scholarship Opportunities
  • Donating to the Minority Student Program

Your generosity has a direct impact on students, faculty, and the entire Rutgers Law School community. Your gifts not only fund scholarships and financial assistance, but enable Rutgers Law to provide the resources students need to strengthen their credentials and give them an edge in today’s competitive job market. Every gift, no matter the size, contributes to the continued success of critical institutional elements, including the library, career services, and student organizations.

Make a Gift‣

Cash Gift

The simplest way to make a gift is by cash, check, or credit card. Outright gifts can be made once or on a recurring basis. Gifts by card can be made here or at the link above. You may also send a check payable to "Rutgers University Foundation" to Accounting Dept, Rutgers University Foundation, PO Box 193, 335 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. When making a gift by check, please indicate "Rutgers Law School" in the memo field, and note whether you would like your gift to go to a particular program.

Legacy Giving

One of the most meaningful ways to support the law school is by making an estate gift. Generous and thoughtful planning today will have an extraordinarily positive impact on tomorrow’s law students. Some of the many types of planned gifts to consider are: bequests through wills, charitable trusts, beneficiary designations, life insurance policies, and life income gifts.

The Benefits of Donating Appreciated Stock

A gift of appreciated securities may provide you with enhanced tax benefits. Gifts of appreciated stock avoid capital gain tax and provide a charitable tax deduction all while supporting Rutgers Law School.  Gifts of stock are easily completed by electronic transfer.  

Gifts With Impact

In addition to their ongoing annual support, many of our alumni and friends pledge gifts that benefit specific areas where they wish to make a significant impact.  Pledges are be paid over time, usually over five years. Please contact us for details about making a gift of impact to support a specific area of the law school.

Investing in Student Success

Scholarship support is vital to achieving our ongoing goal of access for the brightest students, regardless of their financial situation.  Support can be given for two types of named scholarships: endowed scholarships, which provide a lasting investment and annual scholarships that can be renewed each year.  Both types of gifts can be pledged up to a five year period, and both can be named– after yourself, your family or a faculty member that greatly influenced your academic career.  Your affiliation with this scholarship could remain anonymous, should you choose. 

Ensuring Access for All Qualified Students

To make a donation to the Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program at the Newark location, click on this Donation Link. In the box marked "Other" type in, either of the following: 
“Prof. Alfred Slocum Social Justice Internship Fund, Account 503173;” or 
“MSP Alumni Endowment Fund, Account 600000.”