Flooded street during Hurricane Harvey - Disaster Research Project

Disaster Research Project - An on-campus collaborative initiative to serve communities impacted by disaster

* The Disaster Research Project is not accepting new research requests.  Please contact Professor Cerniglia with questions or concerns. *

Communities across the nation have been impacted recently by natural disasters. Stetson Law recognizes that pro bono attorneys volunteering to assist disaster victims might need help with research. Through Stetson's new Disaster Research Project (DRP), our community is able to serve those attorneys and in a larger sense the community impacted by disaster. Specifically, Stetson's Disaster Research Project (DRP) provides an opportunity for law students to develop research skills while serving in a real-life context and earning pro bono credit. Our project connects students who can provide legal research assistance with pro bono attorneys seeking help.

About this Initiative

After the impact of Hurricane Irma, our immediate local community began a coordinated effort organized by the American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness through the ABA Young Lawyers Division and local bar associations. Our Stetson community quickly assembled after to develop outreach efforts and coordinated how Stetson could serve the larger community. Notably, this project is a joint initiative on campus through the following departments:

  • Clinical and Experiential Education
  • Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library
  • Associate Dean for Student Engagement
  • Student Affairs
  • Communications
  • Pro Bono Service