Stanford University Law School Helps Build New App To Help Louisiana Flood Victims

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Publish Date:
December 20, 2016
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  • Thompson, Dee
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Northern California Record
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Summary

A new app developed in California is helping flood victims in Louisiana rebuild their lives after the devastating floods of last August.

In mid-August, Louisiana was hit with devastating flooding – three times more rain than the state saw from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Many families lost their homes. Stanford University Law School decided to help in a unique way by developing an app that assists homeowners in establishing clear title to their property in order to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds.

Margaret Hagan is a fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and a lecturer at Stanford Institute of Design. She has been involved in designing and coding the app since the idea was first discussed several months ago. The ABA Center for Innovation was central to the partnership between Stanford and Louisiana.

“I’ve been on the ABA Futures Commission and that’s transitioned into me joining the ABA Center of Innovation,” Hagan told the Northern California Record.

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