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SLU Law establishes student emergency fund

Saint Louis University School of Law has established a $25,000 emergency grant fund to provide students with limited financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant is part of a $5 million Law Student Emergency Relief Fund created by AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping aspiring lawyers find their path to professional success. The organization has made $25,000 grants available to ABA-approved law schools.

The grant fund is for enrolled law students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation.

The funds are immediately available and are administered by Jessica Seavers, assistant director of student financial services & financial education in the law school’s office of student financial services.

“We pursued this grant because many of our students are facing economic hardships during this health crisis, such as loss of employment or unexpected expenses,” Seavers said in a statement. “As part of our mission, we feel it is so important that we support our students by reducing financial stress in any way that we can. We hope these grants will help ensure their continued access to legal education.”

The law school will consider applications on a rolling basis until the funds are depleted.

Coronavirus crisis

This item is part of Missouri Lawyers Media's free coverage of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the legal community.

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