Nashville School of Law

Ways To Give



Beth McDonald
Assistant Dean for Administration

Nashville School of Law is a non-profit institution that prides itself on offering the most affordable legal education in Tennessee. Students can earn a J.D. for less than the cost of one year at any private law school in the state. The School’s faculty brings more than 1,200 years of practical experience as attorneys and judges to the students. Nashville School of Law’s curriculum has been certified as substantially equivalent to the curriculum at an ABA-accredited law school.

The School’s curriculum is designed to prepare and empower its students for professionally rewarding and financially sustainable careers. Many of our graduates work in the public and nonprofit sectors, in business, and in other private practice settings in underserved communities across the state.

Your gift helps maintain this quality at the most affordable cost. Thank you for your support of the Nashville School of Law.

Planned Giving

Become a long time partner with the Nashville School of Law by providing support in a number of tax advantaged ways:

Bequests: You can leave a gift to the Nashville School of Law directly in your will or trust.

Beneficiary Designation: The Nashville School of Law can be made the beneficiary on life insurance or retirement plans.

Charitable Gift Annuities: A contract that provides the donor a fixed income stream for life in exchange for a sizeable donation to a charity.

Charitable Remainder Trusts: 

Qualified Charitable Distributions: A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals who are 70½ years old or older to donate up to $100,000 total to one or more charities directly from a taxable IRA instead of taking their required minimum distributions. 


Gift of Time and Expertise

The School and its students also rely heavily on the mentorship of others in the legal community. Lawyers know that, throughout one’s career, the guidance and assistance of others is an invaluable asset. To that end, the School’s year-long Rigorous Writing Program enlists judges and attorneys from across Tennessee to assist students in preparing a 15-20 page assignment on significant legal topic.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this interest survey and the School will contact you in the fall when mentor matches are made.