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Planned Giving

You can create an enduring legacy through planned giving at Harvard Law School. By supporting academic excellence and forward-thinking innovation in legal education, you offer current and future generations of Harvard Law students a lasting gift.

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How does planned giving work?

Planned giving allows you to make a significant contribution to Harvard Law School while also addressing some of your own financial and estate planning needs. We can help tailor bequests and structure gifts of securities and mutual funds, testamentary gifts, life income gifts, or retirement plans.

Types of Planned Gifts

“Planned giving is our opportunity to give the next generation the same outstanding legal education we had.”

– Thomas M. Laberti ’57

What Does Planned Giving Support?

A well planned gift will create advantageous tax and income benefits for you and your heirs, and leave a lasting legacy for the Harvard Law School community new and old.

  • The Annual Fund, which utilizes unrestricted gifts for broad and immediate impact, allowing the Dean to swiftly address the community’s highest priorities.
  • Scholarship funds that enable the Law School to enroll students regardless of financial ability and to create generations of leaders in public and private practice.
  • Clinical chairs and professorships that help HLS attract faculty who are leaders in their fields.
  • Unrestricted funds that allow Harvard Law School to address emerging topics in the legal profession and prepare students for real-world issues.

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