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Oregon Law Students Organize Japan Relief Efforts

After the news hit of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year, Oregon Law students wasted little time heeding the call to action.

The International Law Student’s Association immediately began raising funds and donated its collections to the Red Cross in support of relief for victims and their families.

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) held a movie fundraiser April 13 featuring Spirited Away, which was nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2003. The donations from the movie event were given to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCNC) to ensure the funds were distributed directly to those in need.

The Sendai Earthquake Relief Effort, which was organized on the main University of Oregon campus, helped international students get in contact with their family and friends at home in Japan. A vigil was held on March 16 in the Erb Memorial Union’s Gumwood Room to honor the individuals whose lives were lost in the Sendai earthquake. The organization also set up tables in front of the University of Oregon bookstore for a week in March to hand out information on the earthquake and tsunami, relief efforts and to accept cash donations as well as clothing and blankets.


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