The Diane Abbey Law Center was founded in 2009 to ensure that children, and the families who care for them, receive the legal assistance necessary to ensure their safety, security and well-being.
The Law Center's dual goals are to promote policies that empower families and to facilitate our students' entrance into family law practice and policy. The Center approach is holistic, recognizing that assisting families requires a basic understanding not merely of law, but also social work, psychology, and other fields.
Engage in volunteer externships and work with alumni mentors
The Center not only prepares graduates for successful careers but also helps give New York's children and families the support they need.
Join as an Abbey Center Associate: Our 2013 membership drive will begin during the Spring semester, 2013. New York Law School students must apply in the Spring semester as a 1L. The Office of Career Services will notify students of information session about our written application process. If you are interested in applying and want more information or feel as if you have missed the information session, please feel free to contact us.
Students who chose to affiliate are required to preform a minimum amount of specified course work, public service and volunteer hours at the Abbey Center.