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AALL Spectrum / November/December 2018 / Volume 23, Number 2

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30 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG EDUCATION A s the plane descended into San Juan, I peered out my window and could see countless blue tarps in the neigh- borhoods surrounding the airport. More than four months had passed since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, and tens of thousands of these make- shift "blue roofs" now dotted all corners of Puerto Rico in place of roofs lost during the storm. I did not know it at the time, but this would be the first of many still-visible reminders of the destruction wrought by Maria's Category 4 winds and rain. Maria's Aftermath I found out I would be accompanying my law school's Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic a few days before we were scheduled to leave, and in the scramble to book a flight and pack up, I did not have time to prepare myself for what I would find when I landed. The tourist areas Working with the Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic to provide legal support following the effects of Hurricane Maria. BY BRIAN DETWEILER PROVIDING LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN TIMES OF CRISIS

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