Scalia Spotlights

The AccessLex Institute Awards $25,000 to Scalia Law School for Emergency Relief

Dear Students,

These past few months have been challenging, especially for those facing financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. We recognize that many of you may have lost job opportunities or face unexpected challenges related to working at home while also caring for others. If you are currently facing financial challenges, I urge you to access an emergency fund established for law students by the AccessLex Institute.

The AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports law students and related legal institutions, has awarded $25,000 to Scalia Law for emergency relief. According to President and CEO Christopher P. Chapman, the organization’s $5 million Emergency Relief Fund was established “for those we serve everyday—the next generation of lawyers.”

I am grateful to AccessLex for supporting Scalia Law students with this generous gift. Our law student support fund has also received countless gifts from members of the Scalia Law family, because families help each other out in times of trouble. So if you need short-term financial assistance, please do not hesitate to apply. The funds are administered through Mason’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund: https://ulife.gmu.edu/student-emergency-assistance-funding/.

Remember, we are in this together and we will get through it together.

Onward and Upward!

Henry N. Butler
Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean
GMU Foundation Professor of Law
Executive Director, Law & Economics Center