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New Orleans, Louisiana (2007)

In 2007, HALO sent eleven UC Davis law students to New Orleans, Louisiana where they partnered with the Student Hurricane Network, a non-profit, student-organized network of law students dedicated to assisting and solving the legal problems created by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  While there, HALO members helped write appeals for people still living in FEMA trailers who were being forced out with nowhere else to go; volunteered at the New Orleans Legal Assistance Center interviewing low-income homeowners who were not qualified for the federal government’s Road Home program because they did not have clear title to their property; and participated in basic, hands-on reconstruction efforts including rewiring and structural repairs of buildings that had been destroyed by the hurricane.

Video of our presentation on the trip is available on UC Davis's special events page.  Please select Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization (HALO): Presentation on a Week in New Orleans to view the video.

Blog Posts

The Storm Has Not Ended
HALO's Post Trip Event
Images of New Orleans
Photo of HALO Members
Final Thoughts
The Justice Center
Taking It In
Why Return?
Finding a Place to Live Is Not Easy (Continued...)
The Road Home?
Returning to NOLA
Finding a Place to Live Is Not Easy
First Impressions
Shock Therapy
Exploring New Orleans
A Thought From the Tour...
Devastation Tour


Our trips would not be possible without the support and generosity of our law school peers, friends, family members, the law school administration, and local law firms. HALO is grateful for all of their support and encouragement. HALO would like to extend special gratitude to the following generous people and organizations who were particularly helpful in our 2007 trip:

UC Davis & the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost
Law Students Association, UC Davis School of Law
VSC Public Relations
Shop Romi.com
Yellow Barn Farm
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak
The Sachdev Family
The Chawla Family
Luc and Genevieve Janssens
National Lawyers Guild, UC Davis Chapter
Friends & Families