Law students who are suddenly struggling to pay their bills amid the coronavirus pandemic might soon get some help beyond those promised government stimulus checks.
AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to legal education, has pledged $5 million to help law students experiencing financial strain. Each nonprofit, American Bar Association-accredited law school can apply for a $25,000 in funding from AccessLex. That’s nearly 200 schools. The money will then go into each school’s student emergency fund and be disbursed to students who have been economically impacted by the pandemic. Schools typically have some application or vetting process to manage those requests.
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