Give to the Institute

Help Support Our Mission

“We aim to ‘make the case for the rule of law.’ Our Institute is dedicated to preserving and advancing the rule of law, here in the United States and around the world.”


David F. Levi, Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute 

Our programs are made possible by the generous support of many donors, and we welcome gifts of any amount. All gifts to the Bolch Judicial Institute Gift Fund support our efforts to strengthen the rule of law and improve the administration of justice through teaching, scholarship, innovation, and collaboration. Donations do not influence the substance of the Institute’s work, and we maintain strict adherence to all canons concerning judicial education programs.

Rule of Law Sustainer

When you make a secure, tax-deductible gift of $150 or more to the Bolch Judicial Institute, you help us on our mission to advance rule-of-law principles around the world. In addition, all rule of law sustaining donors receive invitations to our events, quarterly newsletters, and access to Institute publications.

Leadership Giving Opportunities

Duke Law School welcomes gifts of securities, planned gifts, and matching gifts. Individuals who give $2,500+ ($1,000+ for judges, educators, and those who work for the government or in public service) to the Bolch Judicial Institute are recognized by the Institute and through Duke Law School’s giving societies. In addition, individuals and organizations who give $5,000+ have the option of receiving a sponsorship notice in Judicature.

To explore these giving opportunities, contact Melinda Vaughn, associate director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, at

(Please note: Individual event sponsorships are also available for specific events; please visit our programs page for details on opportunities.)