November 16, 2007
Law Students Take on the Coal Industry
Noah Lauricella has seen a middle-aged man take several minutes to walk the 20 yards between his house and his mailbox, then spend several minutes more recovering from the exertion. He has heard the man say that the last time he tried to mow his small lawn, he collapsed on the ground and wet himself.
"It is heart wrenching," says Mr. Lauricella, a second-year law student taking part in Washington and Lee University's Black Lung Clinic.
Seeing firsthand the toll of a career spent