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September 2, 2005

UO Law School will enroll two New Orleans law students

UO School of Law helping displaced New Orleans law students
UPDATE: September 12, 2005
Two New Orleans natives, one a first-year law student and the other a second-year,  have taken the UO up on its offer of enrollment for fall semester. Faculty, staff and vendors have donated computers, books and housing.  The law school is requesting cash donations from faculty and staff for clothing, school supplies and other necessary items. 
UPDATE September 8, 2005:  Liane Richardson, assistant dean for student affairs, was quoted in today’s Register-Guard. She said the law school was ready with peer and faculty tutoring, laptops and long-term housing for displaced students from Tulane and Loyola, the two New Orleans law schools. “Right now, we’re in the waiting mode,” she said, ” Our community is ready and willing to help them in any way we can.”
On Monday, the law school expects to enroll a 2L from Loyola.  At least two students accepted at Tulane took their undergraduate courses at the UO and are among those considering transfer. Twelve to fiften other Tulane students are considering the option. The law school can accept as many as 10 law students displaced by Hurricane Katrina and the disastrous aftermath on the Gulf Coast. 
September 2, 2005 
The University of Oregon School of Law extends heartfelt sympathy to its colleagues in New Orleans. We are ready and able to admit students enrolled in New Orleans law schools. Given the size of our school, we can admit up to 10 students for the fall term, and we will accommodate these students for the entire academic year if their home schools are not ready to reopen in January. Students will be admitted as visitors, with the expectation that they will transfer their credits back to their home institutions. Students must attest to their current enrollment in a New Orleans law school as a prerequisite to admission.
We will waive tuition and fees for students who pay tuition and fees to their home institutions. Other students will be charged at UO rates.
We will admit 2Ls and 3Ls. We also will welcome 1Ls, with the proviso that we cannot guarantee that their home institutions will accept first-year transfer grades. The entire UO community will make every effort to provide emergency housing, access to computers, and books.
UO classes began on August 18th, and students will be challenged to catch up with the work that our students have already completed. Nevertheless, we are standing by to help visiting New Orleans students by offering, where appropriate, special classes, individual meetings, and tutoring sessions.
We offer a full-time, comprehensive program that is rich in areas such as environmental and natural resources law (including ocean and coastal law); appropriate dispute resolution; business law and entrepreneurship; family law, child advocacy and domestic violence; and public interest/public service.
Contact person: Liane Richardson, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, lrichard@law.uoregon.edu, 541-346-3896.

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