On Friday, February 11, 2011, the Fordham Law Disaster Relief Network hosted a round-table discussion for New York City-area law schools that have legal projects in Haiti. Law schools represented included Cardozo, Columbia, CUNY, NYU, and Seton Hall. Additional participants included Annie Gell, from the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti ("IJDH"), and Professor Tracy McGaugh of Touro Law Center and "You.Me.We." Fordham Law School was represented by the DRN executive board, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Nitza Escalera, Assistant Dean of the Public Interest Resource Center Tom Schoenherr, and Professor Olivier Sylvain. Also in attendance were Kristin Blomquist (FLS 2012) who worked with IJDH, Jocy Brooks (FLS 2012) who will work with IJDH, and Sarah Borsody (FLS 2011) from the Fordham Immigration Advocacy Program.
The round-table aimed to provide a forum through which these groups could collaborate in their work and assess their future goals and challenges. If you are interested in learning more about the outcome of the discussion or getting involved in future collaboration, please email DRN at firstname.lastname@example.org.