In 2008, HALO renewed its commitment to rebuilding the legal system in the Gulf Coast, again partnering with the Student Hurricane Network to send twenty-two UC Davis law students to Biloxi, Mississippi. In Biloxi, HALO members worked with the Mississippi Center for Justice, a non-profit public interest law firm that operates in conjunction with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. They also worked with Restoration Point, an organization that helps rebuild homes as part of a comprehensive disaster response.
The slides from our presentation on the trip are available here.
We Will Dance
The Foundations Remain
Bill Moyers Segment on the Housing Crisis In Mississippi
Photos of HALO Members in Biloxi
Back to the Gulf - Where Is the Gulf Coast Heading?
Mississippi Center for Justice
"A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste"
Wrong Side of the Tracks
The Politics of Rebuilding
Welcome to Ole Miss!
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 2008 trip:
Dean’s Office, UC Davis School of Law
King Hall Law Student Association, UC Davis School of Law
The Davis Graduate
Gulfport First United Methodist Church
Susan A. Childs
Michael & Teresita Murphy
Charles & Joann Plenge
Robert & Jane Reilly
Sonja & F.J. Renda
Robert & Mary Beth Schweihs
Friends & Family