Students and Fundraising
The Law School prohibits students and student organizations from approaching law firms, companies, or related entities for the purpose of fund raising without explicit approval from the Dean and the Director of Development. The reason for this requirement is that the University and the Law School have many funding requests out to various organizations. Typically these are endowment requests that exceed $25,000 and are closely aligned with the University's academic plan. A funding request from a student organization is confusing to the donor organization and generally the request is for an amount far less than the official University or Law School request, so it is very easy for the entity to approve your request and set aside the larger, strategic request.
The Law School will do what it can to support student organizations that comply with this policy. But should it come to our attention that a student organization has done unauthorized fundraising, the organization will be subject to the following penalties:
- If the student organization has already received funding from any Law School department, the University of Connecticut Law School Foundation, Inc. or University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association, Inc., its allocation from these entities will be reduced in the current fiscal year by the amount of funds received from an external source; AND
- The student organization will be precluded from receiving any additional funding or support (Information technology, facilities, administrative, publicity, publications, etc.) from the Law School for the balance of the fiscal year (ending June 30).