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April 3, 2011
Student Activity
Class Action Campaign: Bishop Challenge

Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Jake Manaloor: or by phone at 317-278-9745

Give Now Button for the Bishop Challenge Class Action ButtonThis year's Class Action Campaign for graduating students has a challenge attached to it. When the Class of 2011 took the “Oath to the Profession” during their law school orientation, they promised to be committed members of a learned profession – one that cultivates “knowledge of the law beyond its use for clients” and to “employ that knowledge in reform of the law and to work to strengthen legal education.” As they now prepare to graduate and join that profession the Class, like others before it, is being challenged to continue to help build the tradition of accomplishing that goal in a variety of ways, one of which is supporting their soon-to-be alma mater financially through a class graduation gift and pledge.

All alumni of the Law School are asked to contribute to the school’s Annual Fund and to stay as active partners in the school in a variety of ways. Through the Class Action Campaign, graduating law students are educated about the importance of philanthropic giving and are then encouraged and asked to make a gift and contribution as a part of the Campaign to the Student Affairs Fund. The reason for this is simple. Private support of legal education is vital to our school’s success! Staying involved, in this capacity, even with a small annual gift helps strengthen our school and fulfills the commitment made to being part of a noble and learned profession.

MaryEllen '82 and Michael '80 BishopThis year, alumni supporters of the law school, Michael '80 and MaryEllen ’82 Bishop, are challenging the graduating class to increase participation in the Campaign through a matching gift challenge. Both MaryEllen and Michael are partners at the firm of Cohen Garelick and Glazier. Both are long-time supporters of their alma mater---not only financially but, as volunteers as well. The funds raised by the graduating student Class Action Campaigns will impact the everyday life of students at the law school. Funds from prior years have been used to refurbish student lockers, to purchase a TV for the student lounge, and to support other programs for the entire student body.

Members of the Class of 2011 are encouraged to give their tax deductible gifts online by April 21st. Graduating students can contact Jacob Manaloor '03 in the Office of Development with any questions. He can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 317-278-9745. Students can make their gift online or by visiting the law school’s home page and clicking the Bishop Challenge link! Gift and pledge forms can be obtained in the Office of Student Affairs or Development Office or online.