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The Detroit Jewish News, 2006-02-16

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A local student studies his way from
Michigan to New Orleans twice.

Shelii Liebman Dorfman

Staff Writer

fter Hurricane Katrina
closed Tulane University
Law School last August, Rob
Brode had some unexpected choices
to make.
"I was very concerned for the safe-
ty of those in New Orleans but, in the
back of my mind, missing a semester
and not graduating on time were a
concern," said Brode, 24, a second-
year law school student who grew up
in Huntington Woods, where his par-
ents Joan and Herbert Brode still live.
So as soon as he learned Tulane
would allow students to attend classes
for one semester at other law schools,
coming back home seemed like a
great temporary option.
Having earned his undergraduate
degree at the University of Michigan,
Brode called U-M Law School, and a
few days before classes began; got
word that he was accepted.
He quickly made plans to liVe in
Ann Arbor. "On such short notice, I
did the only thing I could think of," he
said. "I called my old landlord, who
told me he had one apartment avail-
able. I took it without seeing it; no
No matter it what it looked like, it
turned out to be a lot better than the
one he left in New Orleans.
"When I finally saw my New
Orleans apartment in the middle of
October, it was ripped apart," he said.
"There was an electrical fire in our
building and the fire department tore
through our walls to get at the wiring.


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My apartment had multiple holes in
the walls and broken glass, dirt and
dry wall all over the floor."
By December, when he returned
again, he and his roommates discov-
ered their TV, stereo equipmeilt and
hundreds of CDs, DVDs and video
aames had been stolen.
Brode is thrilled now to be back at
Tulane, but acknowledges that New
Orleans is hardly back to normal.
"Everything takes longer:' he said.
"Only one in four of our local drugs
stores are open and many grocery
stores are still closed."
Tulane has made some changes,
like holding something called "orien-
tation &ja vu;' instituting Hurricane
Katrina reading for freshmen and cre-
ating the "Katrina Deferral-LL.M"
form for those who took time off dur-
ing renovations.
Brode said his U-M Law School
experience started out "as an exciting
adventure. But it turned into a very
expensive time of my life. I was rent-
ing two apartments —.one in New
Orleans and one in Ann Arbor — and
my student loans never came through
and I had to re-apply in November."
Looking back he said, "I lived in
Ann Arbor for five years before corn-
ing to Tulane and I enjoyed every
minute of it. But I had never lived
outside of Michigan. I went to Tulane
to experience a new city, a new part of
the country and a new climate —
something different.
"And:" he added, "I definitely
did." I I

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