3L Caroline Strohe received first place in the Louisiana Bar Association Family Law Section’s student writing contest for her article entitled Embryotic Custody: A Proposed Synthesized Approach to Properly Balance Procreative Freedom. The contest was open to all Louisiana law students who wished to submit a scholarly writing piece on any family law topic. Look for Caroline’s winning article which will be published in the upcoming edition of the Louisiana Bar Journal!
Caitlin Newswanger '19 has been selected by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services to become their first Veterans Justice Fellow. Funded by the New Orleans Bar Association and New Orleans Bar Foundation, Caitlin will help low-income veterans access discharge upgrades and other programs they need to secure housing, income, and medical care. Caitlin received her Masters in Social Work before graduating, magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Alexis Stanley, Class of 2020, is spending her summer as an intern for the Women's National Basketball Players Association in New York City, where she will work on issues related to collective bargaining and player and brand licensing. After graduation, Alexis plans to specialize in labor law.
3L Leila Abu Orf has been selected to receive the Association of Corporate Counsel Award from the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. The annual award was created to promote excellence in the field of Corporate Law by offering incentives to talented students. Leila was nominated for the award by Professor Ray Rabalais.
Bianca Moore '19 and Darrinisha Gray '19 received the President's Award from the Louis A. Martinet Society. The President's Award recognizes members for their exemplary dedication, service, time, commitment, and energy to the society.
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.
Richardson participated in a roundtable exploring the challenges and benefits of "crowdsourcing legal assistance" to populations unable to afford legal assistance.