UCLA School of Law has established a fund to assist students with urgent needs brought on by the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and address some of the long-term impacts of the related disruptions. The Law Student Wellness Support Fund provides:
- Emergency grants up to $1,000 to students for immediate needs such as food, housing, healthcare and access to educational technology
- Stipends to guarantee income for students in public interest, government or law school-funded summer jobs for the summer of 2020
- Access to counseling and mental health services through our UCLA partner organizations
- Support for our students' pro bono efforts to help others in great need
The emergency grants have received support from the AccessLex Institute—a nonprofit organization whose members include the country's nearly 200 American Bar Association-accredited law schools— generous members of the UCLA Law faculty and others. AccessLex made a $25,000 contribution.
"Everybody recognizes that the disruption, dislocation and health concerns connected to the pandemic are taking a toll," said UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin. "I am happy our community can offer this immediate support, and a support structure that will be there for students long after this crisis, as well."