NYLS Supports Texas and Louisiana

Message from the Dean

Dear New York Law School Community,

I write concerning the devastating flooding ‎in Texas and Louisiana. New York Law School knows all too well, from its most recent experience with Superstorm Sandy, how the impact of significant storm activity can have profound disruptions on family, community, and school safety and security. NYLS has both students and alumni who live or have families in the affected areas. We extend our deep concern and commitment to provide whatever assistance is necessary to help aid the rescue and recovery efforts.

I have already communicated with law school deans in the affected communities and offered our assistance. This could include welcoming visiting students from other schools who hail from the New York area for the semester or longer, should those schools have long-term disruption to their operations.

Some of you have asked how you can help directly with the relief efforts. There are groups on the ground in Texas, and Charity Navigator is a useful tool to determine which of them, if any, you might want to support. In the meantime, please reach out to me with additional ideas and comments. And if you or your loved ones are affected, please know we are here to help.

Thank you for keeping those affected by the storm activity in your thoughts, and for taking action to help those in need.

Anthony W. Crowell
Dean and President
Professor of Law