February 02, 2006
So moved by the issues facing post-Katrina New Orleans, many of the students hosted last weekend by Tulane Law School are creating their own projects to help.
Over 100 students participated in "Pro Bono Publico: An Expression of Gratitude and Renewal," a series of events designed to educate students about the issues facing New Orleans through a panel discussion, bus tour and community service project. The weekend allowed Tulane Law Students to share their experiences with the students and law schools who graciously hosted them during the fall semester. Over 25 law schools from across the country participated.
“What has been most rewarding have been the emails in these days afterward to see what students are taking back across the country,” said Ashley Hugunine, an organizer of the event.
American University is creating an online form letter for students to contact their elected representatives in Washington about their support for the city’s rebuilding effort. Students from Villanova Law School are already firming up plans to return to New Orleans to volunteer during spring break. According to Hugunine, even those law schools that were unable to participate in last weekend’s events are now planning their own trips to New Orleans.