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Hailey McNamara's Managing Partner Michael P. Mentz, J.D., ‘81 has been selected to CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law Class of 2011. Started in 2005, Leadership in Law recognizes 50 area legal professionals in four categories: firm associated, court associated, in-house counsel and educators. Honorees are attorneys who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had an impact on the local legal industry.

Edward T. Hayes, L'98, was named a member of Leake Andersson law firm.  Mr. Hayes concentrates his practice on both litigation and international trade. He serves on the board of directors of the World Trade Center, co-chairs ALFA International's international law practice group, is a member of the NAFTA Chapter 19 roster of arbitrators, and represents the city at the Office of the US Trade Representative in Washington, DC. 


Cassie Jeremie, a second year law student, will be clerking at the Immigration Court in Boston during the summer of 2011.  Cassie will be researching and drafting opinions about various immigration matters for all the judges.  Since the Executive Office for Immigration Review oversees the Immigration Courts and is a part of the Department of Justice she will have the opportunity to learn how an administrative court functions.  Please join the faculty and administration in congratulating Cassie on her summer clerkship.

In 2010, the SBA collabrated with the Dean's Office to develop a tool to better serve the law student community-a tool to more easily navigate the website. We hope you find this tool helpful. We welcome your comments/suggestions on ways we can improve it.

To find student central just go to the Quick Links, located in the left navagiation on any of the law school pages.



W. Evan Plauché, J.D., ’91, Managing Partner at Hailey McNamara Attorneys at Law has been selection to the 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers names only five percent of the lawyers in the state and this inclusion will be Mr. Plauché’s second as he was awarded this honor in 2007 by the Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Please join the entire Moot Court Board in congratulating and welcoming 28 new staff members to Moot Court.

The competition was extremely fierce this year and all of the 1Ls should be very proud of themselves, but the following students went above and beyond and delivered stellar arguments.

Congratulate these students when you see them as this was a very competitive process.

In no particular order:

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice's Community Justice section represented Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center in cases against two housing providers (Lexi Properties and NOLA Apartments) in the New Orleans area that discriminated on the basis of family status.  Student practitioners included Angela O'Brien, Vanessa Howell, Annais Narrow, Abraham Sandel, and Ameca Reali; all students were supervised by staff attorney Davida Finger. 

The Loyola Law Review announces the 2011-2012 Editorial Board.  The new board will take office in the summer 2011.  Join the law school administration in congratulating the following students:

Aaron Hurd, Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Dicharry, Managing Editor - Print

R. Ethan Zubic, Managing Editor - Substance & Citation

Alexandra Roath, Practicum Editor

Keriann Langley, Articles Editor

Bobbi Rocquemore, Articles/Symposium Editor

Jonathan Fox, Casenote/Comment Editor

Sara Godchaux, Casenote/Comment Editor

Please join the entire 2010-2011 Moot Court Board in congratulating next year's National Team and Board members.

The 2011-2012 National Team:

Jeff Briscoe, Oralist
Peter Connick, Oralist
Meera Unnithan Sossamon, Brief Writer

And the 2011-2012 Moot Court Board:

Ashley Liuzza, Chair
Victor Jones, Fall/Spring Coach
Alicia Moon, Fall/Spring Coach
Elizabeth Liuzza, Fall/Spring Coach
Sam Winston, National Team Coach
Phil Lorio, Alumni Chair
Rachel Lisotta, Selection Chair

Congratulations to the students who were recently elected to the 2010-2011 Journal of Public Interest Law Editorial Board.

Carolyn Buckley, Editor in Chief
Deirdre Clarke, Managing Editor
Darryl James, Managing Editor
Mindy LaBrosse, Articles Editor
Josh Christie, Casenote/Comment Editor
Daniel Siefker, Casenote/Comment Editor
Natasha Manuel, Casenote/Comment Editor
Kristin Barone, Print Editor


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