FEMA in the wake of a crisis


This project of California Western School of Law's Administrative Law program is focused on examining the challenges the Federal Emergency Management Agency faced in responding to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The primary goal of this program is to determine what action FEMA can take internally to better respond to natural disasters in the future.

The product of this project is three major and a number of minor suggestions that were presented to the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (FEMA's parent agency), Richard L. Skinner.  This website contains the suggestions for internal reform as well as all research and contributions on the project to date.


We sincerely hope this project will benefit Katrina victims, the Gulf Coast, and help our government improve disaster management techniques.