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Special Funds

There are many opportunities for you to make an impact on the law and legal processes by supporting the ABF. To make a donation to one of the following special funds visit our Special Funds online giving site or call the Fellows Office at (800) 292-5065. If you have questions or would like more information, please send us an email.

  • The Liz and Peter Moser Research Fund in Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Access to Legal Services - The Moser Fund is dedicated to supporting path-breaking, empirical research central to the highest principles of the legal profession.
  • The Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Research Fund - Designed to have global impact, the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Research Fund will advance ABF research on professionalism, pro bono legal services, and the role of the legal profession internationally to advance human rights and access to justice. 
  • The Robert O. Hetlage Scholarship Fund - This fund, in memory of past President Robert O. Hetlage, supports the Summer Research Diversity Fellowship Program, the doctorate Fellowship Program, and a Young Scholars Program.
  • Center on Law and Globalization - The University of Illinois College of Law and the American Bar Foundation announce the creation of the Center on Law and Globalization. The Center seeks to understand the legal and normative consequences of globalization through interdisciplinary research.
  • The William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law - The Fellows Campaign for a Research Chair in Diversity and Law is pursuing the promise of full inclustion in the legal profession and equal justice under the law through cutting-edge empirical research. Visit our special campaign page for more information on the campaign and ways to give.

The American Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Contributions to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation are fully tax deductible and are not refundable. No goods or services are promised or provided in exchange for a contribution. If an error is made in the amount contributed, please notify the American Bar Foundation within 21 days. A new receipt will be issued if an adjustment is required.

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