Join the Dean's Circle Giving Society
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!
Dean's Circle Recognition Levels
Member ($2,500 - $4,999)
Cabinet ($5,000 - $9,999)
Advocate ($10,000 - $24,999)
Dean's Circle Donor of the Year Award
First established in 2015, this award exemplifies what it truly means to be a loyal supporter of UCLA Law. The recipient of this award has gone above and beyond in devoting their time, talent and resources in support of UCLA School of Law's mission. Nominees are chosen based on number of years as a member of the Dean's Circle, outstanding achievements in their field and level of engagement with UCLA Law alumni, faculty and students. For a video profile of the most current Dean’s Circle Donor of the Year, please click on the link at the top of this page.