Alumni and friends can make a gift to Yale Law School in a variety of methods:

  • Make a gift online using our secure site.
  • Make a gift by check, payable to Yale Law School and mailed to:
    Yale Law School
    P.O. Box 208329
    New Haven, CT 06520-8329
  • Make a gift via credit card over the phone at (203) 432-6080 or toll-free at (866) 848-3148.
  • Make a gift of securities or mutual fund shares by instructing your bank or broker to contact Karen Kustra in Yale University’s Planned Giving Office at (866) 219-0885. Learn more about giving securities
  • Make a gift via cash wire by contacting Emilio Caballero in the Yale Office of Development at (203) 432-5867. Learn more about wire gifts
  • If your company or firm offers a matching gift program, you can increase the value of your gift to YLS. Contact your human resources or employee relations office for the necessary forms.

Types of Gifts

One-Time Gifts The most common gift to YLS is through the Yale Law School Fund. These current-use dollars can be unrestricted, or can be designated for areas such as financial aid or clinical programs. Learn more about one-time gifts

Recurring Gifts Set up a gift that charges a credit card as often as monthly. Note: Your first payment is charged the day you submit a recurring gift.

Multi-Year Gift Intentions Make a gift today and pay it off in annual installments over as many as five years. If your gift is in honor of your reunion, the full amount of your gift intention will count towards your class’ Reunion Gift Campaign.

Planned Gifts Leave a lasting legacy through bequests, gift annuities, trusts or IRA distributions. Learn more about planned giving

One of the things that makes this job magic is the students. They’re unbelievably smart, the best lawyers you can imagine. But they care so deeply. And what always amazes me is they’re unfailingly modest about what they do.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law