The purpose of the Fund is to provide a resource for meeting the needs of The University of Georgia Law Library in its mission of serving as the School's research unit and center for instructional support.

The Fund commemorates the career achievements and academic contributions of J. Ralph Beaird, who served as Dean of The University of Georgia School of Law from 1976 to 1987 and as Acting Dean from 1972 to 1974. J. Ralph Beaird's tenure as Dean was marked by unparalleled improvement in the quality of legal education at the University of Georgia School of Law. The School's endowment amounted to less than $450,000 when Beaird began his administrative duties in 1972, but it grew to almost $17 million by the time he stepped down as Dean in July, 1987. 

Ways to Give
  • Mail:
    • Check payable to: UGA Foundation
      For: Jeanne and Ralph Beaird Law Library Fund (71489003)

      University of Georgia School of Law
      Law School Advancement Office
      225 Herty Drive
      Athens, GA 30602-6012
  • Online - One-time or recurring gift options via debit/credit card
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  • Stock or Wire Transfer Instructions:
    • Available upon request
Fund Type
Law Library

The Law School Advancement Office welcomes the opportunity to talk with donors about making gifts to existing funds or creating new funds to benefit the law school.

For more information, please contact the Law School Advancement Office at
(706) 542-7639 or