Students at many law schools around the country have made it through week one of law school and are staring week two in the face. That's a subject rich for blog posts, but today I want to exercise a point of personal privilege and talk about another topic.
Specifically, I encourage you to check out an excellent symposium being held by Mississippi College School of Law on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, concerning the legal impact of Hurricane Katrina. The program for this law review symposium can be linked to here. Please check it out, since the symposium features an excellent line-up of speakers. This one-day event includes panels on federalism and disaster response; insurance law; and property law/land use.
Lawyers and interested scholars in the vicinity of Jackson, Mississippi should strongly consider attending the symposium, both because it has a superb line-up of national-caliber lawyers and scholars and because 6 hours of CLE credit are available. Why not fill your CLE hours by attending a program of great social and legal relevance? People not in the Jackson vicinity can check this blog again in a few days for news on how the symposium went, as well as visit the Mississippi College School of Law's main website.
In addition, you can find some stunning images of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath on one of my previous posts on this blog. Those pictures were taken five months after the storm--but I was on the Gulf coast just last month, and while progress is being made, much of it still looks like a war zone.