April 8, 2020

Throughout the spring semester, Rutgers Law students and faculty have been making a difference for others during the Covid-19 epidemic by volunteering, delivering meals and snacks, working with patients, and encouraging everyone to do their part to help prevent the spread of the virus. Here are a few of their stories:

Becca Yankelevich

Becca Yankelevich RLAW ’22, above, has been collecting protective gear for health professionals, and with the help of her sister, has been distributing them to health care workers in the Philadelphia area.

Watching an elderly man do his grocery shopping in his hometown made VeJay Vicino RLAW ’20 realize he could do more to help vulnerable residents do their shopping, so he enlisted the help of friends and family to help shop for others in his community.

Erica Pulford RLAW '20 calls on New Jersey residents to do their duty to protect others from the virus in this Rutgers Law student blog called "The Brief."

Scott Frezzo, RLAW ’22, left, and another law student, worked with Shane Kronstedt, right, who just finished his first year of medical school at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, to coordinate a donation of over 5,000 breakfast and protein bars to medical staff at University Hospital.


Ari Afilalo

Rutgers Law School professor Ari Afilalo is spearheaded an effort in New York City to spread cheer and provide sustenance to Manhattan residents by delivering hot meals to neighbors. 

Cailly Simpson, who graduates in May, returned to nursing at NYU Langone Hospital  where she used to work, to do crisis response shifts, helping to care for patients during the pandemic. 

Hannah Andrade RLAW '20 reminds others that we all have a responsibility to our community during the pandemic and that we need to adjust to a new reality in her entry to the Rutgers student blog called "The Brief."

Dr. Hamza Habib RLAW '23 finished his first year of law school while continuing to practice medicine at New York's Presbyterian Hospital during the Covid-19 crisis.

Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Mike Sepanic (Camden); Elizabeth Moore (Newark)

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