Thirty-four UT Law students volunteered in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region over winter break, January 11 to 16, 2009, providing assistance to organizations addressing residents' post-Hurricane Katrina legal needs. Jessica Cassidy, '09, Kelly Davis, '09, Kaitlin Farrell, '10, Whitney Hill, '09, Lawson Konvalinka, '11, Lindsey Peebles, '10, Lisa Snead, '09 and Brian Stage, '09 organized the effort. Justice Center Assistant Director Mary Crouter and Career Services Counselor Nicole Clark volunteered with the students. The Justice Center provided logistical and financial help.
The students traveled to the Gulfport/Biloxi area where they volunteered with the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and Turkey Creek Community Initiatives.