Earlier this month, I sent a note condemning the recent spate of anti-Asian violence and expressing solidarity with our Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). Given the shootings in Atlanta earlier this week, which appear to be the latest in a series of anti-Asian crimes, as well as an assault on a Fordham Law student here in New York, I want to reiterate this message and share the latest statement from APALSA.
There is a shamefully long history of violence in society and discrimination in our legal system. As a law school and as a community of lawyers and future lawyers, we have a special obligation to stand unequivocally for the rule of law and to loudly and clearly condemn these vicious racist attacks.
These terrible events take a toll on us all. For students seeking counseling services, I want to note that the counseling and psychological services group, directed by Dr. Jeff Ng, has extended their services. For faculty and staff, the LifeWorks Employee Assistance Program provides no-cost confidential services to help Fordham employees and their family members address challenges.
I also want to draw your attention to public safety resources:
- Public Safety Apps available to our community
Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law