Deans Circle Banner Overview 2018

Join the Dean's Circle Giving Society

Jennifer Mnookin
Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin

The UCLA School of Law Dean's Circle is a society of our leadership donors here at the law school. Our Dean's Circle donors help the school attain its educational goals, participate in events with school leaders and support the UCLA Law Annual Fund. Dean's Circle leadership-level support from dedicated alumni is absolutely critical for the school to maintain and build upon its traditions of excellence and accessibility. If you have been a Dean's Circle donor in the past, many thanks for your support. If you are joining the Dean's Circle for the first time, many thanks for your commitment and your generosity!

State support for the UCLA School of law is a far lower percentage of our budget than it was in our early decades — currently it hovers at just around 15 percent. The commitment of our alumni is what assures our excellence and builds our future: Dean's Circle gifts support vital student scholarships, help us to recruit and retain top faculty members, and support innovation, including new clinical opportunities and curricular developments that keep us on the forefront of legal education.

Membership in the Dean's Circle results from a contribution of $2,500 or more to UCLA School of Law in any fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). All gifts, resulting matching gifts, pledges and pledge payments count towards membership. Members are invited to a variety of special events including our annual Dean's Circle recognition dinner. You are truly making a difference for today's students and are assuring tomorrow's excellence. Thank you for your leadership!

We are also pleased to invite alumni who meet the following criteria to join the Dean’s Circle at a sliding scale:

  • If you graduated within the past 5 years, we invite you to join with a gift of $250 or more.
  • If you graduated 6-10 years ago, we invite you to join with a gift of $500 or more.
  • In any class year, if you work for a non-profit, the government, or an NGO, you are eligible to join with a gift of $1,000 or more.

Dean's Circle Recognition Levels

Recent Alumni: 2015 - 2019 ($250 - $499)

Recent Alumni: 2010 - 2014 ($500 - $2,499)

Non-Profit/Government ($1,000-$2,499)

Member ($2,500 - $4,999)

Cabinet ($5,000 - $9,999)

Advocate ($10,000 - $24,999)

Benefactor ($25,000+)