2001 Alumnus Michael Schachtman Named in Gambit Weekly’s 40 Under 40

Michael Schachtman, J.D. '01, was named to Gambit Weekly's "40 Under 40" list. Schachtman moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University's College of Law because of the law school's reputation for training activist attorneys. After graduating, he worked toward his current role in the Access to Justice Department of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Schachtman helped start the Lawyers in Libraries program, which aims to bring free legal assistance through public libraries in every parish. He is also passionate about dog rescue and established the New Orleans Bulldog Rescue five years ago to help keep dogs out of shelters, as well as helping victims of domestic violence deal with family dogs as they transition into new, safer living situations. His group recently added a new initiative, the Bully Care Brigade, which brings dogs to visit residents in nursing homes.