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Law Professor Selected to Collaborate on Katrina Case Study

Law Professor Mitch Crusto has been selected by The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis (“Academy”) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) to collaborate on a Katrina case study. Last year, the Academy, funded by the Dart Foundation, gathered with scholars and stakeholders at Virginia Tech to address the aftermath of the Cho killings. Last Friday, February 5, 2010, the Academy and Professor Crusto met in New York to plan a conference in New Orleans this summer to address the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on the City and on its residents. Information about the Academy can be found on its web site at   Professor Crusto has published Katrina-related scholarly articles in Harvard’s Journal on Legislation (“The Katrina Fund”), in the University of Pittsburgh’s Law Review (“Enslaved Constitution”), and in the Louisiana Bar Journal (“Louisiana’s Valued Policy Law”). He also published a chapter, “Letter from a Native Son,” in HURRICANE KATRINA: AMERICA’S UNNATURAL DISASTER (U. of Nebraska Press). In addition, Crusto has taught a course “Katrina and the Law: the Ethics of Disasters” at the University of Miami School of Law. He has presented to judges and other attorneys scholarly Katrina-related papers at several Continuing Legal Education programs, at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and at FAMU College of Law.  This semester, Professor Crusto is teaching The Legal Profession (legal ethics and professionalism) and Common Law Property II (estates, conveyancing, and recordation of title).