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Law clinic professor volunteers for Japan earthquake relief

August 5, 2011

Hiroko Kusuda, clinical instructor of immigration law in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law, has been busy the past several months volunteering her legal services to the NOLA Japan Quake Fund.

Kusuda serves as legal adviser to NOLA Japan Quake Fund, a consortium of local groups raising funds and donations for hard-hit areas of Japan, which was ravaged by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis last March.

In addition to volunteering and interviewing potential recipients of relief in Iwate, Japan, Kusuda served as a guest lecturer at Waseda University Law School in Tokyo this summer as well. She taught “An Overview of American Clinical Legal Education – Loyola New Orleans Immigration Law Clinic.”

In July, Kusuda also presented two lectures in Morioka, Japan, including “Legal Protection and Defense for Immigrants - Social Justice Perspective” at the International Academic Symposium at Iwate University, and “East Japan Great Disaster and Reconstruction Support – A View from New Orleans,” at the fifth annual “Ganchan” International Forum.

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