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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 Emeritus, Bolch Judicial Institute 

Our programs are made possible by the generous support of many donors. Gifts of any amount can be made online through Duke Law’s secure giving site. All gifts 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


Invest in our mission to advance rule-of-law principles around the world! All rule of law sustainers receive invitations to our events, e-newsletters, and access to Institute publications.

Leadership Giving Opportunities

Individuals and organizations who give $2,500* or more are considered leadership donors. Benefits include special invitations to Institute-sponsored events, access to special publications like our annual donor report, inclusion on Duke Law’s annual donor honor rolls, and membership in Duke Law’s Barrister Society. Donors interested in making a gift to Judicature should visit

Annual Giving Levels

Friends of the Institute $2,500 – $4,999*
Associates Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Justice for All Circle $10,000 – $24,999
Rule of Law Circle $25,000+

*$1,000 for judges, educators, and those who work for the government or in public service 

To explore these and other giving opportunities, contact Melinda Vaughn, deputy 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.)