Touro Law School’s Disaster Relief Clinic Continues to Assist Households Affected by Superstorm Sandy, Nearly 18 Months Later

Melissa Healy has written an excellent article discussing the continued legal aide that the Disaster Law Clinic has provided to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Although it’s been 18 months since the disaster, many households are still in disarray and desperately need legal assistance. “Students have been given field placements at walk-in clinics, worked on factual investigation and legal research, and assisted with legal and administrative proceedings,” Melissa writes, adding that over 100 Touro Law students have continued to offer assistance to those effected by the Hurricane. As new legal issues continue to emerge, students are in a unique position to offer their services. In her article, Ms. Healy explains how most of the organizations that offer disaster law services are funded by entities like FEMA, and are “entirely dependent on volunteers,” making it impossible for the organization to, “stay indefinitely.” Many of our students have been able to fill in…

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