A Semester in Exile: Experiences and Lessons Learned During Loyola University New Orleans School of Law's Fall 2005 Hurricane Katrina Relocation

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 57, p. 319, 2007

30 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2008 Last revised: 27 Feb 2013

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Brian Huddleston

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Date Written: November 16, 2011

Abstract

After Hurricane Katrina, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law faced the loss of the Fall 2005 semester and a potentially devastating loss of revenue if it couldn't retain most of its students. Overcoming a post-evacuation communications vacuum, the law school accepted an offer from the University of Houston Law Center to set up a satellite program at their facilities, with Loyola law school faculty teaching their own students during a semester in exile.

This article provides a detailed narrative of Loyola New Orleans School of Law's post-Katrina relocation and offers some suggestions about law school disaster preparation and business continuity planning.

Keywords: legal education, Hurricane Katrina, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Huddleston, Brian, A Semester in Exile: Experiences and Lessons Learned During Loyola University New Orleans School of Law's Fall 2005 Hurricane Katrina Relocation (November 16, 2011). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 57, p. 319, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=984291

Brian Huddleston (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )

7214 St. Charles Ave., Box 901
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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