The University of Notre Dame Law Schools Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host a series of discussions on the response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.The first discussion,An American Tragedy: Katrina in Focus,will be held at7 p.m.Oct. 4 (Tuesday) in the Hesburgh Librarys Carey Auditorium.The discussion is free and open to the public.
Discussion panelists will be Jay Tidmarsh, professor of law; Jennifer Mason, visiting professor of law; and Alejandro Camacho, associate professor of law, all of theNotre DameLawSchool, and Rev. Phillip Linden, professor of theology atXavierUniversityinNew Orleans.
According to BLSA president Bobby Brown, discussion organizers believe that conditions inNew Orleansand the Gulf region both before and after Hurricane Katrina constitute a contemporary American tragedy.