Stanford University will accept five third-year law students from Tulane and Loyola universities in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans next week. They will study tuition-free at Stanford for at least a semester so they can receive their degrees on time next year.
Stanford is one of many universities coming to the aid of Tulane and Loyola students, said Judith Romero, assistant director of communications at Stanford Law School.
Because the law school is on a semester system –- the rest of Stanford is on a quarter system –- the New Orleans students will begin classes when law school opens next week.
Stanford is in contact with the Association of American Universities to discover how it can help undergraduate students of New Orleans and Gulf Coast universities. Stanford has also begun contacting its own students who live in the hurricane-stricken area to see what help they need.