On August 22, 2014, Dean Robert Post ’77 accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS, also commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. Dean Post was nominated by Tom Milch ’76, of Arnold & Porter LLP. After taking the challenge, Dean Post nominated Yale University President Peter Salovey, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow.
Dean Post also noted that ALS has affected the YLS community and paused to pay tribute to Darcy Smith and her family. A longtime staff member of the Law School, Smith's husband, Jeff Johnson, passed away from the disease three years ago at the young age of 45. You can donate to the cause at ALSA.org.