Engaging the Legal Academy in Disaster Response
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Anne Sikes Hornsby
University of Alabama School of Law
Susan S. Kuo
University of South Carolina - School of Law; University of Iowa - College of Law
Rachel A. Van Cleave
Golden Gate University School of Law
10 Seattle J. for Soc. Just. 211 (2011)
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-10
NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 10/2012
This article discusses three models of law school engagement that have been used to respond to natural disasters. The three models discussed are a disaster law clinic, a course on disaster law, and a student-led initiative featuring non-credit, pro bono placements. Each model offers a conceptual approach for integrating community-based, justice-oriented initiatives into academic and clinical teaching. Taken as templates for a more permanent model of engagement in the area of post-disaster law and social justice, these models demonstrate that the legal academy can meet its service obligation to the community while training lawyers to better appreciate the central tenets of their calling: to seek justice and to serve others.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: natural disaster, pro bono, legal clinic, social justiceAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 18, 2012
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