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SHN in the News

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Jan. 17, 2008 - Law students help with Katrina relief, Penn State Daily Collegian story about law students volunteering over winter break 2007-08.

Jan. 9, 2008 - Law students help residents in Katrina-ravaged Big Easy, Baltimore Examiner article about winter 2008 student work.



Nov. 23, 2007 - Students make pro bono visits to New Orleans, A story in the Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette about University of Illinois SHN student volunteers

April 30, 2007 - New York State Bar Presents Pro Bono Awards, New York Lawyer article, New York state SHN chapters receive the New York State Bar Association 2007 President Pro Bono Award.

April 30, 2007 - Representing survivors in a long trial, Columbia Missourian, MU law students help with Katrina recovery

April 20, 2007 - Columbia Law Panel Probes Slow Response to Katrina, New York Lawyer, SHN co-founders featured at Columbia Law School symposium about Katrina.

April 12, 2007 - A Pro Bono Spring Break on the Gulf Coast, Harvard Law Record, Harvard Law students travel to Louisiana and Mississippi to volunteer through SHN

Mar. 29, 2007 - "Law Students Storm New Orleans With Legal Aid" Article in Tulane's The New Wave.

Feb. 23, 2007 - "One Case at a Time" Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Jan. 29, 2007 - "St. John’s School of Law Students Provide Legal Assistance to Katrina Victims: Taking Learning Beyond the Classroom" Coverage from St. John's School of Law website

Jan. 17, 2007 - "UB Law Volunteers Discuss Katrina 'Legal Cleanup'" Article in Baltimore's

Jan. 16, 2007 - SHN Gets a Bouquet from

Jan. 10, 2007 - "Wakeup Call" Josie Beets (Brooklyn), Abraham Salcedo (Fordham), Anamaria Segura (Fordham) & Morgan Williams (Tulane) interviewed on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City.

Jan. 8, 2007 - "Building Bridges" Josie Beets (Brooklyn), Abraham Salcedo (Fordham), Anamaria Segura (Fordham) & Morgan Williams (Tulane) interviewed on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City.

Jan. 5, 2007 - "Winter Break in New Orleans" Article in New York Law Journal



Dec. 16, 2006 - "Group Tries to Loosen Legal Logjam" Article about Katrina Gideon Interview Project in the Times Picayune

Oct. 18, 2006 - "SHN Awarded LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Scholarship" SHN receives $5,000 scholarship at Equal Justice Works Conference

Sep. 2006 - "The Gulf Coast Needs You" Cover Article of the Student Lawyer, an ABA publication

Sept. 5, 2006 - Defenseless in the Gambit (NOLA)

July 2006 - "Student Hurricane Network Newest Partner" Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Jun. 2006 - "Justice on Hold:Katrina" National Legal Aid and Defender Association Newsletter

Mar. 19, 2006 - "Legal aid in Big Easy." Daily News (New York, NY).

Mar. 18, 2006 - "Volunteers aghast at damage in homes." The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA).

Mar. 18, 2006 - "Legal aides; law students travel a long way to lend skills." Sun-Herald (Biloxi, MS).

Mar. 18, 2006 - "Katrina leaves inmates in limbo." Times-Picayune (New Orleans).

Mar. 18, 2006 - "40 jailed in raid on immigrants; But legal groups say city needs workers." Times-Picayune (New Orleans).

Mar. 17, 2006 - "Students Spend Spring Break Repairing New Orleans, Mississippi." Virginia Law Weekly (Charlottesville).

Mar. 17, 2006 - "SPRING ACHE; Instead of lolling on a beach, student volunteers are doing the back-breaking, muddy work of cleaning up after Hurricane Katrina." Times-Picayune (New Orleans).

Mar. 15, 2006 - "New Orleans working vacations catch on." Washington Post.

Mar. 15, 2006 - "U-of-I students help with hurricane recovery in New Orleans." Radio Iowa (Des Moines)

Mar. 13, 2006 - "Students sweating for worthy cause." Kansas City Star (MO)

Mar. 10, 2006 - "Some students spring to work during break." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA).

Mar. 9, 2006 - "Spring Break service trips." KCRG-TV9 News (Cedar Rapids, IA).

Mar. 9, 2006 - "Rutgers-Camden students to help Katrina victims." Cherry Hill Courier Post (NJ).

Mar. 9, 2006 - "Law students to aid Katrina victims." The Badger Herald (Madison, WI)

Mar. 8, 2006 - "Spring breakers break with tradition." Iowa City Press Citizen.

Mar. 3-10, 2006 - Check out Pitt Law students' reports from their Spring Break Trip to the Gulf

Mar. 3, 2006 - "Law students pitch in." The Hawk Eye. (Burlington, IA)

Mar. 3, 2006 - "Students Head South For Katrina Project." New York Law Journal.

Mar. 2, 2006 - "Legal challenges in the Big Easy." The Georgetown Voice (DC).

Mar. 1, 2006 - "Drinking hurricanes for Katrina victims" Oregon Daily Emerald.

Mar. 1, 2006 - "Student groups set to provide help to region hit by Hurricane Katrina." The Pitt News (PA).

Feb. 28, 2006 - "Mardi Gras party to aid Gulf hurricane victims." The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR).

Feb..17, 2006 - "Law Students Break for Gulf Relief." The Harvard Crimson.

Feb. 9, 2006 - "Students to help Katrina victims." The Daily Iowan.

Feb. 9, 2006 - "HLS Students Spend Winter Break Assisting New Orleans Hurricane Victims". Harvard Law School Record (MA).

Jan. 28, 2006 - "Law students monitor Coast eviction cases." Jackson Clarion Ledger (MS).

Jan. 18, 2006 - "From New York To New Orleans: New Yorkers aid in Big Easy cleanup." NY1 News.

Jan. 17, 2006 - "American youth rediscover the fight against racial inequality." (in French) Le Monde (France).

Jan. 17, 2006 - "Three campus groups hit Gulf; Assist in Katrina recovery effort." Columbia Spectator (NY).

Jan. 17, 2006 - "UConn groups pitch in to help with hurricane relief efforts." UConn Advance.

Jan. 11, 2006 - "MU law students come to aid of evacuees." Columbia Missourian.

Jan. 8, 2006 - "Judge halts eviction of evacuees." Times-Picayune (New Orleans).

Jan. 4, 2006 - "Activists ready to confront bulldozers." San Francisco Bay View.



Dec. 24, 2005 - "Katrina victims, meet Katina." Toledo Blade.

Nov. 25, 2005 - "Students take a role In Katrina recovery." New York Law Journal.



Trouble the Water

An award-winning film featuring a young couple living on the margins who survive the flooding of their city by any means necessary.

New Orleans 100

"The New Orleans 100" is a worldwide initiative that will highlight and encourage discussion among millions about 100 of the most innovative and world-changing ideas to take root in the city since Katrina. SHN is one of them!

Gulf Coast Civic Works Project

The Gulf Coast Civic Works Project is the national effort to pass HR 4048: The Gulf Coast Civic Works Act, which would create 100,000 jobs for Gulf Coast residents and evacuees to rebuild their communities.

Social Entrepeneurs of New Orleans (SENO)

SENO is comprised of an amazing group of New Orleas residents working in creative ways to renew and revitalize the city. Check out the social entrepreneur profiles and initiatives on their website.

NOLA YURP (Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals)

The NOLA YURP Initiative is about connecting, retaining and attracting the city's young workforce, but also an example of many different communities working together to solve a problem.

Pro Bono Legal Corps

The LA Bar Association and Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps legal fellows have volunteer opportunities available for law students.

Website with resources for probono attorneys

Legal info for the public in Louisiana

Legal info for the public in Mississippi

University of Mississippi Law's website for Katrina Legal Issues

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net