Albany Law School students, faculty, staff and friends held an evening vigil in front of the law school in remembrance of victims of domestic violence on Oct. 14.
The vigil began with remarks from Karla DiGirolamo of Unity House, followed by the lighting of candles and illumination of the law school's historic 1928 Building with purple lights as part of the statewide "Shine the Light on Domestic Violence" campaign. Barbara Chandler, a paralegal in the Law Clinic & Justice Center, also performed a rousing rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly."
Albany Law students and faculty have been working since 1993 with local courts, agencies, government and nonprofit agencies, task forces and coalitions on new initiatives related to domestic violence. This semester alone, students are working in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady assisting in the prosecution of domestic violence crimes.