The Volokh Conspiracy noted that Katrina has dealt a crushing blow to the legal community and justice system of New Orleans, with files, records, and evidence destroyed. Some speculate that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals may move to Austin, either temporarily or permanently. And many law schools, including Stanford, have opened their doors to Tulane and Loyola law students. I wonder if HLS will follow suit? My cynical side says no, but perhaps Dean Kagan will surprise me.
UPDATE: Will points out that as of Friday afternoon HLS announced that it will admit up to 25 2Ls and 3Ls from Tulane and Loyola.