Law Firm and Corporate Challenge
The Emory Law Firm and Corporate Challenge (formerly known as Emory@Work) is a friendly competition amongst alumni across the nation to promote participation and support of the Emory Law School Fund for Excellence. Established in 1980, the program is designed to raise annual unrestricted resources which allow the law school to fund its most pressing needs. The competition also gives alumni the opportunity to reconnect with the school which helps to strengthen the Emory Law alumni network.
The Emory Law School Fund for Excellence supports:
- Student Organizations and Activities
- Academic programs and initiatives
- Faculty support and research
- Professional Development and Career Services
- Public Interest Programs
In 2011-2012, the competition included 449 alumni at 24 firms, including the DeKalb County Government and resulted in an overall participation rate of 30%. Our wish for 2013 is to expand the program to 30 participating firms, municipalities and corporations where Emory Law alumni work in the Atlanta area and nationwide. Our goal is to achieve an overall alumni giving participation rate of at least 50%.
Each year, alumni volunteers are recruited to represent their firm or corporation and, through peer-to-peer solicitations, encourage their colleagues and fellow alumni to make a gift to the Law School Fund for Excellence. The competition starts on February 1 and ends on March 31. This year we have tied the Challenge to the Final Four Game held here in Atlanta. Winners, who will be announced on April 1, will be invited to a congratulatory March Madness Party on April 8 and will also receive the 2013 Emory Law Firm and Corporate Challenge award along with recognition via our website, alumni newsletter and magazine.
Note, gifts and pledges made on or after September 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 will count towards the Law Firm and Corporate Challenge.