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September 6, 2005

Contact: Eric Gerber
713.743.8189 (office)

In Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Loyola Faculty and Students Relocating to UH Site

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2005 – The University of Houston has agreed to host Loyola University New Orleans School of Law for its fall semester at the University of Houston Law Center.

These classes will be staffed by full-time Loyola faculty and will educate Loyola students.

Classes will be offered primarily on Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays, but also in Krost Hall Auditorium during the week. It is anticipated that a full 1L program will be offered as well as larger upper level courses. The program will likely begin in early October and continue to mid-December, at which point the situation in New Orleans should be considerably clearer. More than 100 Loyola students are expected to participate.

A small number of individual Loyola and Tulane students are likely also to join regular University of Houston Law Center classes.

“Obviously, hosting Loyola will not be without minor inconvenience to the University of Houston Law Center, its students, staff and faculty, but we are confident that this community is willing, as the entire Houston community has been, to make minor adjustments to address this national calamity,” said Seth J. Chandler, vice dean of the UH Law Center.

To accommodate this influx of students and teachers, many University of Houston faculty members have generously volunteered to share offices with Loyola faculty while administrative space in the dean’s office is being shared with the dean of Loyola. In addition, many students have volunteered to share their housing with the anticipated Loyola students.

While a number of issues remain to be worked out, including parking, additional student housing, study space, information technology and finances, UH Law Center officials are certain these can be resolved.

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