Seattle University School of Law Responds to Hurricane Katrina

Seattle University School of Law expresses its sympathy, concern, and care to all those who have lost loved ones and are otherwise suffering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

The Seattle University Law community is responding to the disaster in several ways:

First, we will be offering admission on a visiting student status to upper-level students displaced from the New Orleans law schools. These students will not be charged tuition, as we understand the need for their tuition to remain with their home institutions to assist with their recovery. We will assist these students both with their transition here and their transition back to those home institutions once it is practicable. Those interested in applying can visit our admissions office.

Second, we will also make every effort to support displaced faculty from the New Orleans law school community in any way possible. Please contact our Academic Dean, Annette Clark at annclark@seattleu.edu for further information.

Third, we are working internally to support our own students from the affected region, as well as our guest students, to ensure that they can continue their studies in as productive a manner as possible given the circumstances.

Fourth, our community is assisting with numerous volunteer efforts with, and financial contributions to, organizations involved in hurricane relief efforts. Those interested in contributing to those efforts can find further information on the Seattle University News page. Also, the ABA is taking non-licensed individuals for the hotlines to help with submitting insurance and rebuilding claims.

Again, our deepest sympathies to our colleagues and fellow citizens at this time of great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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