In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating path through the Gulf Coast last August, Stanford Law School joined law schools from across the country in offering displaced students the opportunity to attend classes during the fall semester.

Five third-year law students from Tulane University School of Law, where Stanford alumnus Lawrence Ponoroff ’78 is dean, took up Stanford’s offer. The five students—Christian Dallman, Peter Lamb, Ryan Scher, Marc Zlomek, and Elizabeth Burke—attended the fall semester on the Stanford campus and plan to return in the spring semester to Tulane, where they will complete their degrees.

Tulane Law Students Attend Stanford
(Left to right) Tulane law students Christian Dallman, Peter Lamb, Ryan Scher (seated), and Marc Zlomek, Elizabeth Burke is not pictured.

Like most other law schools, Stanford did not charge the students tuition for the fall semester. Instead, the students paid fall tuition to Tulane, helping that university continue to pay faculty and staff while the campus is being rebuilt.