The Law Assembly is the foundation of financial support for the USF School of Law. Law Assembly contributions bolster student and alumni services and programs, and help to advance the stature of the law school.
Law Assembly funds support many important projects, such as law clinics, domestic and international summer internships, scholarships, loan repayment assistance, diversity initiatives, symposia, visiting faculty, and moot court competitions. Your participation is an affirmation of the value of a USF School of Law education, and an investment in the law school's future.
Support of the law assembly is now more important than ever. Consider the numbers: The current annual tuition is $35,800 and in the last few years students have graduated with an average debt of $93,000. Students' considerable financial stress is partly alleviated by scholarships made possible by gifts to the Law Assembly.
The School of Law is at an exciting, critical turning point. We are tackling major challenges that will determine our competitiveness in the coming years-challenges that include expansion of the faculty through endowed chairs and offsetting the high cost of legal education by endowing student scholarships. Alumni can have an important impact by contributing to the Law Assembly, the annual fund which enables the School of Law to meet the most pressing needs of the year.
The School of Law's pursuit of academic excellence is supported by a laser-like focus on our mission which, for nearly a century, has been dedicated to training skilled, ethical legal professionals concerned for others. These achievements are in part the result of contributions to the law school from loyal alumni like you. We are determined to maintain the level of dynamic education we provide our students and to drive home our firm belief that the law can be a rewarding profession capable of doing enormous good. With your help we can do just that!