How to Give

Every gift creates opportunities for the next generation of leaders

Your support allows NYLS to provide students with an innovative legal education, delivered by a world-class faculty, in the most important city in the world. From vital scholarships to academic programs, legal clinics and externships, co-curricular programs, and more, NYLS students gain the real-world legal experience needed to be leaders in law, business, and public service.

This is possible thanks to your investment in our students. Thank you for partnering with us to have a career-changing, and life-changing, impact. We are proud to recognize donors in our Honor Roll of Donors.

For questions or to discuss your giving to NYLS, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 212.431.2800 or

Direct Your Giving

Your generous contributions may be directed to an area that is most meaningful to you. The NYLS Annual Fund relies on gifts in any amount to provide unrestricted support for areas of greatest need, and the full range of programs and resources that allow us to deliver an innovative legal education, including scholarships, academic centers, legal clinics, co-curricular programs, student organizations, faculty development, and campus renewal.

We are also happy to work with you to support specific needs that will have an impact for students and are aligned with your own philanthropic goals.

One-Time, Recurring, and Pledge Gifts

A one-time gift or a recurring monthly gift is easy to make using our online giving form or any of the ways described below. Making a pledge enables donors to consider a more significant investment than might otherwise be possible by completing a gift through multiple installments, over a period of up to five years.

Online Gifts

Making a one-time or recurring monthly gift online is easy and secure, and it’s the fastest way to ensure that your support is directed to the students, faculty, and programs that need it most. Please use our online giving form, which provides the option to pay by credit or debit card.

Gifts by Check or Wire Transfer

We are happy to receive gifts by check or wire transfer. Please make checks payable to New York Law School and note the designation for your gift in the memo line or accompanying letter. Send checks to New York Law School, Office of Institutional Advancement, 185 West Broadway, New York NY 10013. To initiate a wire transfer, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement. The federal tax ID for NYLS is 13-5645885.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock can provide financial benefits to you while providing valuable support to NYLS. If you would like to make a gift of stock, please complete the Stock Transfer Form and submit to your investment advisor. Please inform us of the company name and number of shares being donated for acknowledgement and tracking purposes.

Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

Individuals aged 70 1/2 and older can give up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to a qualified charity such as NYLS without having to pay income taxes on the money. Please contact your financial advisor for more information.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts from your employer can double, or even triple, the impact of your own giving. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, use this link to search for your employer. To help NYLS claim a matching gift, submit the request using your employer’s online matching gift portal, or complete your employer’s hard copy form. Send it to us at or New York Law School, Office of Institutional  Advancement, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013.

Estate and Planned Gifts (1891 Society)

Donors who include NYLS in their long-term financial or estate plans are welcomed into our 1891 Society. These gifts allow you to have a long-lasting impact far into the future and may offer financial benefits for you and your loved ones. Planned giving can be as simple as adding a line to your will or naming NYLS as a beneficiary, or it may involve a more sophisticated arrangement that can offer substantial tax benefits while guaranteeing you or your loved ones an income stream. The Office of Institutional Advancement is available to work with you and your financial advisors to develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals. Please find more information on our Planned Giving page.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Briand ’11, Director of Development, at 212.431.2800 or

Tribute Gifts

You can make a meaningful gift to NYLS in memory or in honor of a family member, friend or classmate, professor, mentor, or other individual, to celebrate his or her legacy while creating opportunities for the next generation of leaders.

Our online giving form makes tribute gifts easy. Simply complete the form, including the tribute section at the bottom. You can also choose for us to send an acknowledgement on your behalf to the individual you are honoring. Tribute gifts may be made by check or any other form described on this page. Simply provide your tribute information in writing with the gift.