Hurricane Katrina Aftermath
The official Loyola post-Katrina site is now available.
UHLC Law Prof Richard Alderman is planning a call-in show on KUHT Channel 8 (Houston's PBS Station) on Oct 3 @ 7pm CDT (rebroadcast Oct 6 @ 10pm) in addition to a special session of The People's Law School on October 8.
Date: Monday, October 3 & Saturday, October 8
Contacts: Christine McMillan and Professor Alderman
Information: Professor Alderman is coordinating a T.V. call-in show for legal counseling for the evacuees. The following three days the Center for Consumer Law will maintain the call-in center to address legal questions that evacuees may have. The week will culminate on Saturday October 8th with the "Evacuee's People's Law School" a specialized version of the annual People's Law School that Professor Alderman coordinates yearly.
STCL reports they have registered 21 2Ls and 3Ls. Profs McGaugh & Bergin blog about what they've witnessed at the shelters.
TSU admitted over 300 students from Louisiana, but I do not have a count of how many will be attending the law school there.
TSU Law Prof Craig Jackson reports on volunteer efforts by him and his students[/UPDATE]
The University of Houston Law Center stands ready and willing to offer assistance to students and faculty from law schools in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The AALS is also compiling a list of schools that will admit Loyola and Tulane students.
These are very trying times that can, in the words of the Louisiana Governor, "bring out the best in most people, but also bring out the worst in some." It's times like these that attorneys general step in to protect the welfare of all citizens affected by such tragedies. Here are some more useful links for advice and warnings for those affected by Katrina from state AG's in the Gulf Coast region:
- Texas Attorney General
- Louisiana Attorney General
- Mississippi Attorney General
- Alabama Attorney General
- Florida Attorney General
- National Association of Attorneys General
In the Houston area, volunteers are assembling near the Astrodome to assist thousands of evacuees. I will try to keep everyone posted on any local information I may run across, to supplement the offical ABA Katrina Relief site and other major media outlets.