Getting Involved with Flood Relief

By: Tori Watson

Several LSU Law students, faculty, and staff members are still in the process of recovering from the major flooding that impacted the Baton Rouge area last month. There are still various opportunities to get involved in flood relief efforts through LSU Law and the local legal community. Here’s how:


Want to help?

  • The easiest way to help is by visiting and clicking on “I want to help.” Here you can fill out a form with your contact information and list specific ways in which you can provide assistance. This includes donations, volunteer clean-up efforts, lodging, transportation, and providing class notes and study materials.
  • PILS, BLSA, and SBA have teamed up to host a supply drive for flood victims. You can drop off donations on the first floor lobby in the boxes labeled “Flood Relief.” Suggested donation items include non-perishable food items, water, blankets and pillows, toiletries, baby supplies, clothing, and small toys.
  • PILS is looking for students to volunteer at Disaster Relief Centers in and around the Baton Rouge area. Student volunteers are needed to conduct initial interviews and assist visitors with FEMA forms. Contact for more information on how to sign up.
  • The LSU food pantry is accepting donations in room 455 of the LSU student union. You can also shop their amazon wish list, or make a donation at



Need help?

  • Students in need of assistance should visit and click on “I need assistance.” Here you can fill out a form with your contact information and specific needs.
  • The Law Center has an emergency relief fund that provides financial assistance to students impacted by the flooding. Visit and click on “Student Financial Assistance” for information on how to apply.
  • SOLACE is a group of lawyers dedicated to helping other lawyers. Their services extend to law students, faculty, and staff in need. To seek assistance through SOLACE, contact Judge Jay Zainey at



Looking for more information?

  • The LSU Law Class of 2017, 2018 and 2019 Facebook pages are great sources of information, and provide an easy forum for asking questions and contacting fellow law students.
  • For assistance or more information about Law Center relief efforts, you can contact Jeff Brooks by email at



Although the waters have subsided, flood affected PMHers will need continued support to rebuild in the months ahead. Please consider donating your time or resources to the worthy cause of helping our colleagues get back on track.