Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez was in New Orleans yesterday, and fortunately for us, he was available to speak at the Law School in the afternoon. What a wonderful opportunity for our students and faculty. Mr. Perez is an inspiring speaker, and after his talk, he answered questions for quite some time. Even better, he and two of his deputies talked informally with students at a reception afterwards. Also present was Tulane Law alumna Janet Woodka, who is just winding down her time as Homeland Security's point person in New Orleans for Gulf Coast rebuilding. (Ms. Woodka's next assignment is the Environmental Protection Agency, where she will continue to focus on Gulf Coast recovery.) This was an excellent chance for our students to network with some important decisionmakers. Assistant Attorney General Perez made a point of saying that the Department of Justice is hiring.