Challenge Rules

Who is eligible?

Any firm, corporation or organization employing three or more USD Law alumni is eligible to participate in the Law Firm Challenge, provided they have at least one person willing to serve as a Challenge Captain. The Captain will be responsible for encouraging their fellow USD colleagues to make gifts, so together they can achieve 100% participation.

Competition Categories

Firms compete in three groups based on the number of alumni employees:

  • Group A: 10 or more alumni
  • Group B: 6-9 alumni
  • Group C: 3-5 alumni

Law Firm Challenge Dates

The fundraising portion of the Challenge runs for the length of University of San Diego School of Law's spring semester (January through May). However, all gifts made during the school's fiscal year, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, will count toward the Challenge. Gifts must be received by June 30th to be counted.

What Counts Towards Participation?

Any monetary gift made to USD School of Law by a graduate from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 counts toward this year's Challenge. This includes payments on a pledge (including the Class Gift Program) or gifts to your law school class reunion.

How Gifts Can Be Made

Gifts received online are the most immediate way to make your participation count but you may also:

  • Call (619) 260-4692
  • Fax a gift form with credit card information to (619) 260-2219
  • Mail a gift form with check or credit card information to:
    USD School of Law
    Office of Development
    5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Tracking How Your Firm is Doing

Throughout the Challenge, we will send agents periodic updates on how their firm or organization is doing. At the end of the Challenge, we will post results.

How to Win the Challenge

Firms, Offices, Companies and Organizations win when they reach 100% participation, meaning every USD School of Law alumni at your firm has made a gift of any amount during the Challenge.


At the end of the Challenge, recognition is given to firms who reach 100% alumni participation, have the highest number of alumni donors and/or raise the most dollars.

Other special recognition is given to winning firms, including: a press release on the law school's website, a featured slide on the digital signage outside the dean's office in Warren Hall and public recognition on USD School of Law's website and Docket eNewsletter.

All participating firms are featured during the following law school events: Big Give Bash (listing of firm names on event website/email invitation), Careers in the Law (link to firms on event website/email invitation) and Distinguished Alumni Awards (listing of firm names in the program).

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