Law schools are clearly not at the forefront of distance-learning education. Institutional rules set forth high standards for adding this technological advancement to the law school geography. But despite the obstacles put in the way, there is a place for this new advancement, and it was seen for students from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law this past fall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

In the aftermath of Katrina, I, like so many others, felt helpless and wanted to do something to assist friends and colleagues who suffered devastating losses. In my own world of the legal community, I reached out to a law professor whom I knew — offering her my office space. But more was needed, and that was apparent to everyone. I found my answer in distance education.

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