Law librarians launch Katrina blog

Received a note today from Kathie Sullivan alerting me to AALL LawLibAssist, a blog set up by members of the American Association of Law Libraries to help their colleagues, the attorneys they serve, and law school students in the affected areas of the Katrina disaster. “We’re hoping that what we do best as a profession — manage information — will be of some help right now,” Kathie says.

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  • Paul T. Jackson

    I’ve thrown this together quickly from news accounts. I’m sure it is not complete.
    There are some law school included in the details. I don’t find any other source that lists options such as this. It seems SLA as an organization should be developing this kind of information for all libraries and FEMA and RED Cross (anyone helping families) to have access to. It’s possible that someone at the Chronicle of Higher Education could develop this further?

    Higher Education offerings for displaced students affected by Katrina.

    The assistance is being offered to students from such institutions as Dillard University , Loyola University – New Orleans , Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Southern University-New Orleans, Tulane University, the University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana , Troy, and other colleges and universities affected by Katrina.
    None has yet announced if they will be able to reopen for the fall term.

    Seven of the 23 Cal State universities, including Cal State East Bay in Hayward, are also offering admission to students of universities damaged by the storm. The other Cal State campuses include Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, Humboldt, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Cal State East Bay’s classes begin Sept. 22.

    Students wishing to register at Holy Names should contact the admissions office at 510-436-1124 or email admissions@hnu.edu. Contact Cal State East Bay at 510-885-7563 or apply online at http://www.csueastbay.edu/apply. Students interested in attending another CSU campus should call contact the Chancellor’s Office of Academic Affairs at 562-951-4727.

    University of Memphis Admissions In light of the uncertainty surrounding re-habitation of the areas in the Gulf Coast, the University of Memphis will immediately accept students who are currently enrolled in accredited colleges and universities located in that region. Students who have not paid tuition at their home institution will be accepted at the in-state rate. Students whose tuition expenses have been paid to their home institutions will not be required to made additional payments. The University of Memphis is not requiring transcripts nor test scores until such documents are available. For further information, please contact Gloria Moore in the Office of Admissions at 901/678-2111 or 800/669-2678.

    UALR welcomed 24 Gulf Coast students to campus a day after UALR Chancellor Joel E. Anderson and UA Systems President B. Alan Sugg offered free or reduced tuition for college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding. Anderson and Belcher directed students from those schools wishing to enroll at UALR to the University’s director of recruitment, Dr. Robert C. Mock at (501) 683-1147 or via email at adminfo@ualr.edu.

    New York, Iona College in New Rochelle enrolled several Tulane students yesterday, said Meghan Finn, an Iona spokeswoman. Syracuse University said it would enroll Tulane students at no charge, on a temporary basis, until Tulane reopens, Syracuse University is now working to arrange class schedules and local housing for 300 students from Tulane and other universities affected by Hurricane Katrina. SU College of Law will play a role in the relief effort. The college has notified the American Association of Law Schools and American Bar Association that it will, for the fall semester, take any Tulane or Loyola New Orleans students who have paid tuition to their home school and are in good standing. Details are still being worked out; more information is available by contacting the College at (315) 443-9580 or at ficarra@law.syr.edu.

    The University of Colorado at Boulder will offer streamlined admission to qualifying college students who have been displaced by the effects of Hurricane Katrina, contact the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions at (303) 492-6301. Contact: Kevin MacLennan, (303) 492-1394 Office of Admissions: (303) 492-6301

    Drew University is reaching out to students who may not be able to attend college as planned in the impacted areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. Drew is holding open its fall enrollment for such students. Call 973/408-DREW or email CADM@drew.edu.

    The University of Kansas is offering to assist college students who’ve been shut out of Gulf Coast universities by Hurricane Katrina. kunews@ku.edu | (785) 864-3256 | 1314 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045

    Rutgers University will provide “visiting student” status to New Jerseyans who attend colleges and universities in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick said Wednesday.

    Baylor is working to accommodate upperclassmen from higher education institutions in the hurricane-affected areas to assimilate them into the university so they can continue their studies on a temporary basis. Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has offered to accommodate students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for a semester while the Louisiana school recovers from the hurricane. For Truett Seminary contact information, please click here.

    Baylor’s School of Law has offered to work with the law schools at Tulane and Loyola to accommodate their law students as visiting law students while the Louisiana schools recover from the hurricane. For more information about Baylor School Law, please visit law.baylor.edu.

    The University of Mississippi has extended its fall enrollment deadline for students who wish to transfer from colleges and universities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Prospective students should contact the UM Admissions office online at http://www.olemiss.edu/admissions. or by calling (662) 915-7226 or 1-800-OLEMISS (in Mississippi only). They also can apply online at http://www.olemiss.edu/technology/apply_online.html.

    In response to the news of approximately 75,000 college students whose educations have been disrupted by Hurricane Katrina, Vanderbilt University joins with others in the higher education community in offering limited academic opportunities to those students affected by the Gulf Coast disaster who are residents of Middle Tennessee or who have immediate family in the area. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/katrina/students2.html Vanderbilt’s professional schools have developed admissions polices on an individual basis: