A gift to the Association of American Law Schools supports programs and activities that benefit all law schools. By making a gift to AALS, you’re helping to strengthen the Association for the next generation of law school faculty and students. AALS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

One-Time Donation

Make a one-time contribution to AALS to support our ongoing initiatives and programs. Your donation, no matter the amount, makes a significant impact on the future of legal education.


Make your contribution online using American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA.

Phone or Mail

Donate by phone by calling AALS Director of Development Mary Dillon Kerwin at (202) 759-9214 or send your contribution by mail. Please download this contribution form and send with payment to:

Association of American Law Schools
1614 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Please make checks payable to the Association of American Law Schools.

Monthly Giving

Consider becoming a monthly donor to provide ongoing support to AALS. Monthly donations help ensure a steady stream of funding for our programs and initiatives throughout the year.

Tribute Gifts

Honor a friend, family member, colleague, or mentor with a tribute gift to AALS. Your donation will not only support our mission but also pay tribute to someone who has made a difference in your life or in the legal community.

Donor Advised Funds

You may recommend a contribution to AALS through your donor advised fund. Please contact your fund manager directly and follow instructions for recommending a grant to AALS. Federal Tax ID: 94-1450490.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are age 70½ or older you may make a charitable distribution directly from your IRA to AALS without incurring taxable income. The gift must come directly from your IRA administrator to AALS and can satisfy all or some portion of your required minimum distribution for the year. You may use this sample letter (PDF) to notify your IRA Administrator of your intention.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities are a smart and simple way to maximize the effectiveness of your charitable giving. These gifts allow you to avoid capital gains taxes on the contributed shares and to be credited with a gift valued at the full fair market value of those shares. For information on making a stock gift, please contact AALS Director of Development Mary Dillon Kerwin via email or (202) 759-9214.

Legacy Gifts

You may designate AALS as a beneficiary of your will or retirement plan. A legacy gift provides significant future support to AALS. For questions about legacy gifts, please contact Mary Dillon Kerwin via email or (202) 759-9214.