A coalition of NYU School of Law student organizations has united to collect funds on behalf of the many people affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Tentatively known as NYU Law for Haiti, the coalition is hosting a donation drive and has set up a Web page for online donations here. All money raised will go directly to Partners In Health, a nonprofit organization that provides medical treatment to the poor in Haiti and other places around the world.

The student organizations involved in NYU Law for Haiti’s fundraising drive include:

African Law Association
Black Allied Law Students Association
Coalition for Legal Recruiting
International Law Society
Latin American Law Students Association
Law Democrats
Law Students for Economic Justice
Law Students for Human Rights
National Lawyers Guild
Student Bar Association
Women of Color Collective

Additionally, NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) is providing support for the student effort. CHRGJ will host its own Haiti fundraiser on February 3, and NYU Law for Haiti also plans to engage in further fundraising in the immediate future. They have raised well over $3,000 to date.

Posted on January 20, 2010