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
Date Written: November 16, 2011
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
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