Western New England University School of Law students are completing their semesters through remote learning. While we are grateful for the incredibly hard work of our faculty, staff, and administrators in facilitating this transition, the stressors surrounding COVID-19 are ones that have caused significant uncertainties and obstacles for numerous students at the School of Law.
Many students have had to move their residences, and are juggling family care, work, and school responsibilities in ways that are incredibly challenging. Students are dealing with an uncertain landscape for summer jobs and full-time, post-graduation employment. Additionally, bar jurisdictions including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York have already postponed the July bar administration until the fall or later, which has caused additional stress, uncertainty, and financial hardship. Other jurisdictions are likely to follow suit.
In times of adversity, community is more important than ever. Our alumni and friends have an unprecedented opportunity to support our law students during this challenging season. We have created a Law Student Emergency Fund, separate from the University’s general Student Emergency Fund, specifically to ensure that law students have the financial resources to focus on their academic priorities and career aspirations.
Your gift of any size to the Law Student Emergency Fund will have an immediate impact on those who demonstrate the greatest and most urgent needs. The School of Law will work with students to address their financial hardships, including the purchase of technology for online learning, travel assistance, and rent and living expenses, among other needs.
How You Can Help
Please join us in making a gift to support law students and provide necessary resources and tools for their success. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.
Please share this information with your network of alumni, colleagues, family, and friends via email, social media, phone call, or personal communication to spread the word!