Law Firm Challenge
Georgetown Law welcomes Jud Starr (L'75) as its newest Law Firm Challenge chair!
As a partner at Venable's Washington, DC office, Jud focuses his practice on corporate clients facing serious and complex environmental contingencies. He currently serves as vice-chair of the Board of Directors of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and co-chair of the Advisory Board of Georgetown Law's Corporate Council Institute. In addition, he has actively served as an alumni volunteer through the Law Firm Challenge since 2002. Venable has reached 100% alumni participation every year since 2003, which is largely due to Jud's dedication to the program, the institution, and their combined mission.
The Law Firm Challenge is an annual fundraising competition in which participating firms vie for the highest percentage of alumni giving and most dollars raised for the Law Center. In 2012-2013, the program involved more than 2,600 alumni at 62 firms.
Throughout the Challenge, volunteers (or "agents") at participating firms correspond with alumni colleagues and encourage them to support the Law Annual Fund. Gifts to the Fund provide critical resources for core programs including:
- Financial Aid
- Centers and Institutes
- Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) Summer Fellowships
- The Edward Bennett Williams Library
- Student Organizations
It's important to note that any gift to Georgetown Law, made by an alumnus/alumna at a participating firm (between July 1st and June 30th), counts toward Law Firm Challenge credit.
At the end of the competition, the names of the firms that reach 100% alumni participation are engraved on a plaque that's displayed outside the Office of Career Services in McDonough Hall. The names of the firms that raise the most money for the Law Center (in their repective groups) are engraved on a trophy that's kept in the Law Alumni Lounge (Hotung Intl. Law Building). All donors are recognized on the Georgetown Law website.
For more information about the Law Firm Challenge, please contact Dave Stone, Associate Director of the Law Annual Fund at 202-662-9375 or email@example.com.
To make a gift online for Law Firm Challenge credit, CLICK HERE.