Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, RIP

Shocking, tragic, and heartbreaking. Those are the first words that come to mind in reacting to the loss of Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.

She was an absolutely lovely person and a magnificent judge. She was loved and admired by her colleagues and by all of us who were fortunate to get to know her.

Here she is recently with Albany Law students to whom she generously gave her time and openly shared her enthusiasm, humility, and insights about being a Judge on New York's highest court:

Judge Abdus-Salaam with Albany Law School's
 Court of Appeals Seminar students

Judge Abdus-Salaam's death is an enormous loss to the Court, to the state, to the law, and to all those who have been the beneficiaries of her wisdom, decency, and exquisite professional and personal example.