Year after Maria, Military Students Face Daily Struggles

Going to law school is hard. Going to law school after a devastating hurricane is a scale of magnitude harder.

In the weeks and months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico last year, the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and its tight-knit group of student veterans had to improvise.

The school closed for about a month after the hurricane and later had to extend the semester to make up for lost time. When the school eventually opened again ― with no power or water and an island-wide curfew ― classes started earlier in the day to take advantage of daylight, with open doors and windows in lieu of air conditioning.

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