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News Posted on April 9, 2020

UC Davis Law starts emergency fund for students

To help support students in a time of extraordinary need, UC Davis School of Law has established the King Hall Emergency Fund.

Working together, the law school’s Dean’s Office and Law Students Association have created a fund that will provide modest grants to meet immediate needs of students who have encountered financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 crisis and stay-at-home directives. Grants will be available to help with costs for food, shelter, and technology associated with remote learning, among other unforeseen expenses.

As emphasized by Dean Kevin R. Johnson, “We have a responsibility to help all students during this time of uncertainty, anxiety, and challenges. The law school is proud to work with our Law Students Association to create the emergency fund.”

Students facing economic hardship related to essential living, academic and health- and family-related expenses may apply for emergency grants with the Office of Financial Aid.

Students must be enrolled for the spring 2020 semester and in good academic standing to qualify for grants. Upon approval of the application, disbursement of funds will occur within a maximum of five days.

The LSA donated money to the fund that was earmarked for student events that had to be canceled due to the public health crisis, LSA President Paige Tucker ’20 said.

“I thought it was important to donate the remaining unused funds to the King Hall Emergency Fund,” Tucker said. “This is the least LSA can do to support our students in need during this unprecedented time, especially since LSA’s budget is 100 percent funded by student fees.”

For questions about the King Hall Emergency Fund, please contact Director of Financial Aid Montré Everett (mdeverett@ucdavis.edu) or Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Emily Scivoletto (escivoletto@ucdavis.edu).

Members of the King Hall community interested in helping out students can contribute through the UC Davis Law Dean's Discretionary Fund.