COVID-19: Community Updates and Resources
Albany Law School announced today that it has received a $25,000 gift from AccessLex Institute to support the school's student emergency fund.
In late March, AccessLex Institute announced the creation of a $5 million Law Student Emergency Relief Program to provide direct resources to law students during the COVID-19 crisis. AccessLex has requested the gifts be used by member law schools for their respective emergency relief funds, which at Albany Law is the Helen Wilkinson Memorial Student Assistance Fund.
"It is imperative that we act on our mission to positively impact the lives of law students in a tangible way when they need the support most," Christopher P. Chapman, AccessLex Institute President and Chief Executive Officer, said in a statement.
"This generous gift will help our students during this unprecedented time and add needed support to our student emergency fund," said Alicia Ouellette, President and Dean of Albany Law School. "Thank you to AccessLex for stepping up and helping law students across the country."
This commitment will be added to the more than $22,000 raised on Albany Law Give Day for student relief, creating an even stronger fund to support our students who are facing uncertainty.
The law school has secured more than $27 million in gifts and commitments toward We Rise Together: The Campaign for Albany Law School. The historic campaign, announced in 2019, is an ambitious fundraising effort to support student scholarships, innovation, and programs that make an impact on the community.
About AccessLex Institute
AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization committed to helping talented, purpose-driven students find their path from aspiring lawyer to fulfilled professional. In partnership with its nearly 200 member law schools, improving access and positively influencing legal education have been at the heart of the company's mission since 1983.