Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Members of the Albany Law School Community;
this country’s history, we have witnessed and experienced discrimination
against many of the ethnic, racial, and religious groups that comprise our
communities, society, and great nation. We
have often stood silent while our colleagues and friends—who we may consider
“other”—are violently attacked because of their race, ethnicity, religious
beliefs, or national origin. Now more
than ever, the onus is on us as budding attorneys, judges, and policy makers, to
stand in solidarity against bigotry, hate, and injustice.
Law School Chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) stands with all people affected by any type of
discrimination, and is committed to
continuing to be a welcoming community that fully embraces and appreciates the
immeasurable benefits of diversity and inclusion.
with all persons affected by recently issued executive orders over the
infringement of your constitutional and human rights based only on irrational
fear and hate. We reject any notion of building a wall to somehow separate us
from our brothers and sisters in Mexico and South America. We stand against any laws that attempt to
discriminate against the LGBTQ community. We will protect the Jewish members of
our community whom have been threatened with terrorism in our own backyard.
We have personally
witnessed the detriment mass incarceration has had on our communities. We have
watched repeatedly as the nation has grown deeply divided over police brutality
and the untimely deaths of too many people of color. We are keenly aware of the
disservice done by the implementation of legislation meant to perpetuate
systematic, racially motivated voter suppression.
the members of the Albany Law School, as well as Albany community at large, who
have been affected either personally or vicariously by any sort of
discrimination, please find solace in knowing that the Albany Law School Black
Law Student Association finds value in your presence, and will advocate on your
behalf. We stand behind all our friends, colleagues, and loved ones in the face
of any sort of prejudice, and zealously condemn acts that have no place in our
school or community. We respect the
differing opinions and ideologies of our colleagues, and are open and willing
to facilitate respectful conversations that will help us all grow as individuals and professionals.
students, staff, faculty, administrators, trustees, friends, family, donors and
allies of Albany Law School and the Black Law
Student Association, we want you to know that you are honored, cherished,
respected, and we will continuously make it our mission to ensure that each day
you feel that you are entering a community which is inviting and inclusive for