The Berkeley Law

Access for All Challenge

Berkeley Law students rely on financial aid to realize their goals. Help us help them.

The promise

Dean ChoudhryWhen I came to Berkeley Law in July, one of my first promises was to find a way to make it easier for qualified students to gain access to a law school education. Thanks to the generous support of two donors, I’m thrilled to introduce the “Access for All Challenge.” These donors have pledged $2 million toward improving our financial aid program — as long as we raise a like amount from other donors. They have promised to match every dollar that you contribute to this challenge up to 3:1.

With rising costs and diminished state support, financial aid is the cornerstone of our ability to keep legal education accessible to as many students as possible. While we already have a strong financial aid program, we must do better. We know there are students who want to benefit from a Boalt education—and who could become terrific lawyers—but won’t get the opportunity because they lack the financial means. That shouldn’t be acceptable at a public university.

Help our students realize their dreams by contributing today. Your gift will go directly to students who need it most. In the videos below, you can watch some of our outstanding students talk about what a Boalt education means to them, and alumni sharing why they choose to give to Boalt. I hope their stories inspire you to join us.

Thank you, as always, for your support,


Dean Sujit Choudhry
I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law

UPDATE: In just two short months—far more quickly than expected—we raised $1.7 million, which was matched by another $2 million from generous, anonymous donors. That’s nearly $4 million that will go directly to helping our students cover their law school expenses. We have secured an additional $1 million from one of the original donors to continue our Access for All campaign. Thank you again for your generous support.



How to help

The Access for All Matching Challenge maximizes the value of your donation. Every dollar you give will be matched up to 3:1 depending on how long you have been an alumnus. Choose your category, and click the Give Now button below.

You will receive a receipt of your tax deductible donation automatically via e-mail. If you have any questions about making a gift to Boalt, contact us at or 510-643-6542.

Tell your friends and colleagues that you contributed to the Access for All Challenge:

Thank You. Your Support Makes a Difference.


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