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Achievements

The Pro Bono Project named Callan Johns, a 2L at Loyola, "Law Student of the Year" at the 2017 Volunteer Recognition Awards & Reception on December 5, 2017.

Callan worked with the Pro Bono Project as a summer intern through the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. The Gillis Long Summer Internship Program places students with legal aid offices and nonprofit organizations across the United States. Interns earn $5,000.00 during the ten-week program.

The National Team comprised of Courtney Harper, Trent Wallis, and Michael Catalano competed at the Region VII competition at Vanderbilt.  They handily defeated Vanderbilt and Cumberland in the preliminary rounds to make it to the quarterfinals.  In a tough match against Alabama, they prevailed to advance to the semi-finals.  They met Ole Miss in the semis where they won oral argument but were defeated by a small margin because Ole Miss had a higher brief score.  They landed in third place overall and Courtney Harper was voted the best oralist of that semi-final round.  We are SO proud of th

Richardson participated in a roundtable exploring the challenges and benefits of "crowdsourcing legal assistance" to populations unable to afford legal assistance.

The award recognizes a law student from an ABA-accredited law school in the state of Louisiana who has demonstrated a dedication to providing legal services to the poor. 

Webb won first place in the University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology’s Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize.  

The paper examines “the recent “surge” of unaccompanied children migrating to the United States” and “these children’s mental health needs and the fiscal and human costs of failing to address them before advocating for expanding the eligibility criteria for Medicaid and CHIP.”

Congratulations to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team on their victory in Guadalajara, Mexico!  Teams from the United States and Mexico and arbitration professionals from around the world participated in the pre-moot and accompanying conference. 

Toys for Tots is a national program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Kasper rendered over 100 hours of pro bono service for the project over the last year.

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's St. Thomas More Inn of Court this year adopted Covenant House, a nonprofit charity helping homeless youth, as one of its outreach activities. Members of the Inn, a group of law alumni and students dedicated to the advancement and study of the practice of law in the United States, hosted a pizza party for the kids who live at Covenant House and recently slept out in solidarity with the teens who live on the street to raise awareness about homelessness and raise money to help support Covenant House.

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