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University of Iowa News Release

March 28, 2006

Law Students To Discuss New Orleans Experience

Students from the University of Iowa College of Law who provided pro bono legal services and humanitarian aid in New Orleans during spring break will discuss their experiences during a brown bag lunch on Thursday, April 6, at 12:40 p.m. in room 235 in the Boyd Law Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Iowa law school group was the largest group from any U.S. law school to visit New Orleans and provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina. While students were in New Orleans from March 10-19, they gutted eight houses to save each homeowner approximately $10,000 in rebuilding costs. They also helped dozens of Katrina victims with legal services through the New Orleans Legal Assistance Center, Common Ground Legal and the Pro Bono Project, and helped educate hundreds of citizens on their voting rights through the NAACP's voter protection project.

"The trip was a tremendous success," said Dan Feltes, a third-year law student and co-organizer of the trip. "We got a lot of good work done in New Orleans."

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.