Law Building

The Law Firm Challenge

The Breakdown

The goals of the Law Firm Challenge are to increase alumni participation at the Columbus School of Law and to re-engage Law School graduates while facilitating networking opportunities among peers in the legal community.

How does it work?

The Law Firm Challenge is a fundraiser that generates support for the Columbus School of Law by focusing on two main categories: Participation and Dollars Raised. Every gift, regardless of amount, does make a difference. Progress reports on alumni participation will be provided in terms of participation rate and the individual firm donation amounts will not be disclosed.

When does the Law Firm Challenge start?

The Law Firm Challenge cycle includes donations received during the Fiscal Year, May 1st to April 30th. The official kick-off and active solicitation begins January 1 and ends on April 30. All gifts received during the cycle will be credited to your firm’s participation rate, which means some of your colleagues may have already played a role in reaching your participation rate.

Who can participate in the Law Firm Challenge and how can you make a gift?

The Law Firm Challenge emphasizes personal contributions from alumni at participating firms, organizations or corporations with five or more alumni. Alumni may make a gift by personal check or credit card on the Law School’s website. Gifts on firm checks cannot be credited toward the firm’s participation rate. Gifts to the Law School’s Annual Fund are especially appreciated, however gifts can be directed to support any other fund at the Law School, like scholarships, academic programs, centers and more. What was important to you while you were a student? Take this opportunity to directly give back to that program.

How will my firm be recognized for participating in the Law Firm Challenge?

Firms participating in the Law Firm Challenge will be recognized on the Law School’s Web site, in the alumni magazine, CUA Lawyer and the Honor Roll of Donors. Firms compete in 2 groups, based on the number of alumni employees. Group I (16 or more alumni), Group II (5-15 alumni). If you have any questions about the Challenge please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at

Other Ways

Law Firm Challenge Participants & Winners

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all participants in the CUA Law Firm Challenge. We are especially appreciative of the efforts of the firm chairs who encouraged support from their colleagues. Below is a link to a list of participants, firm chairs, and winners of the 2014 Law Firm Challenge.

Law Firm Challenge 2015

Law Firm Challenge 2014




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