UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER
TO HOST LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL’S FALL SEMESTER
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
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.
For more information about the UH Law Center, visit http://www.law.uh.edu/.
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service with more than 35,000 students.
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