~The Albany Law School community is saddened by the loss of  Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. She was a tremendous judge, a wonderful person, and a friend to the law school. Along with frequent visits to our campus, she received an Honorary Degree from Albany Law School at our 163rd Commencement in 2014.

Albany Law sends its condolences to the entire family.

Video: Remembering Judge Abdus-Salaam:  http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Judge+Sheila&view=detail&mid=D38625781509F1D2CB83D38625781509F1D2CB83&FORM=EWREVC&mmscn=wnmp&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dJudge%2bSheila%26src%3dIE-TopResult%26FORM%3dIETR02%26conversationid%3d

http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/04/sheila-abdus-salaam-passing

A Message from NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ’82 in a statement Wednesday night: 
“Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam was a trailblazing jurist whose life in public service was in pursuit of a more fair and more just New York for all, She was a pioneer,” he said. “Through her writings, her wisdom, and her unshakable moral compass, she was a force for good whose legacy will be felt for years to come. I was proud to appoint her to the state’s highest court and am deeply saddened by her passing.”

Statement from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore on behalf of the New York Court of Appeals
April 12, 2017
The New York Court of Appeals was saddened to learn today of the passing of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a most beloved colleague since she joined the Court in May 2013. Her personal warmth, uncompromising sense of fairness, and bright legal mind were an inspiration to all of us who had the good fortune to know her. Sheila’s smile could light up the darkest room. The people of New York can be grateful for her distinguished public service.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, and we will miss her greatly.