Fighting for a just and democratic reconstruction in the Gulf Coast

One week after classes began at UCLA School of Law in 2005, the international community witnessed Hurricane Katrina ravage the Gulf Coast.  As it became apparent that existing social inequalities in the region played a significant role in determining who survived the Hurricane, CRS took action.  We brought to bear our intellectual resources to assist the civil rights community that would fight for a just and democratic Reconstruction in the region.  Since then, CRS, in partnership with the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, has helped to address the various ways in which law has shaped the Reconstruction in the region.  The links below reflect the CRS Program’s commitment to collaborative partnerships that deepen law students’ education while supporting community and civil rights advocacy efforts in this unprecedented Reconstruction.