Kuo - 0000-0003-4921-7123
natural disaster, pro bono, legal clinic, social justice
This article discusses three models of law school engagement that have been used to respond to natural disasters. The three models discussed are a disaster law clinic, a course on disaster law, and a student-led initiative featuring non-credit, pro bono placements. Each model offers a conceptual approach for integrating community-based, justice-oriented initiatives into academic and clinical teaching. Taken as templates for a more permanent model of engagement in the area of post-disaster law and social justice, these models demonstrate that the legal academy can meet its service obligation to the community while training lawyers to better appreciate the central tenets of their calling: to seek justice and to serve others.
Finger, Davida; Hlass, Laila; Hornsby, Anne S.; Kuo, Susan S.; and Van Cleave, Rachel A., Engaging the Legal Academy in Disaster Response, 10 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 211 (2011).