Legal Issues and Disasters
Things You Should Know

Angelyn Flowers, J.D., PhD
Project Director, National Legal Preparedness Project
Professor of Criminal Justice and Graduate Program Director
Homeland Security Program, University of the District of Columbia

January 25, 2012

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Related Web Resources:
National Legal Preparedness Training Program Website
Press Release Announcing Course Development Award
Course Brochure
Courses Scheduled to Date
Resources for Legal Issues and Disasters Course
Institute for Public Safety & Justice
University of the District of Columbia M.S. in Homeland Security

36 Ratings Submitted
6 (17%) Academia 7 (20%)
13 (36%) Business 3 (8%)
15 (42%) Government 17 (47%)
2 (5%) Volunteers 3 (8%)
0 (0%) Other 6 (17%)

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"Will certainly keep this course in mind as I go about my business, esp. with Tribal Relations."

"Very informative and supports my 1991 Ph.D.dissertation. Excellent!!!"
Dr. Jacqueline McBride

"Extremely useful information.."
Wade Smith
Champion Technology Services

"As always, a well run presentation."

"Great reminder of the serious consequences of our actions and plans. Well done and most informative."
Dan Summers
Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services, Naples, FL

" Arrived late, looking forward to reviewing the transcript."
Tim Isom
Northfield PD/Emer Mgmt Northfield MN

"Was very cursory so this is not a problem per se but am hoping the actual course shows some more depth."

"Good description of the course process and interface through the SAA. I would have liked a little more detail on the course topics, but found the webinar helpful. I did forward this EmForum announcement onto our state's SAA/STO."

"Good overview. Resources mentioned appreciated. The Q & A is well moderated and helpful. Great forum / platform. Well done Amy."
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

"Very good and informative presentation."
Phila U/Phila VAMC

"Informative but if one issue was addressed in detail for each module and play it out through the presentation it might have been clearer how the course would be useful to a program manager or worker."
Dominick Urso

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Angelyn Flowers presently serves as the Project Director for the National Legal Preparedness Training Program. This program is the result of a Cooperative Agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the University of the District of Columbia and is intended to increase the legal preparedness of state, tribal, territorial, and local governments.

Dr. Flowers is a Professor of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Program Director for the Homeland Security Program at the University of the District of Columbia. She has previously served as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate criminal justice program at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Visiting Professor at Howard University.

Dr. Flowers has over sixteen years' experience in law enforcement training, working with community-based organizations, and in homeland security efforts. Following 9/11, she was called upon to develop a training program for the District of Columbia's Protective Service Division on weapons of mass destruction. That program eventually grew to include personnel from the Federal Protective Division and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Agency (WMATA). Since 2009, Dr. Flowers has served on the Academic Advisory Board for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism, in the McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series.

Angelyn Flowers received her BA with a major in Broadcast Management and a minor in Political Science from Howard University; her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center; and her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Commonwealth Open University. She is admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; and the District of Columbia Bar.