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.
Ms. McGregor is a member of the Firm's Civil Appellate and Commercial Litigation sections.
The Plantation, owned and developed by Loyola Law alumni John Cummings, is the only plantation in Louisiana to be devoted solely to memorializing and exploring the lives of the slaves.
The court heard arguments from students arguing a case involving the constitutionality of a 99-year sentence for a juvenile who committed an armed robbery. Ashley Crawford and Meagan Impastato, under the supervision of Professor Majeeda Snead, represented then-juvenile Alden Morgan.
The Norco native divided his time between St. Charles Parish and Hammond, helping SLLS pool resources to bolster their pro-bono efforts in St. Charles Parish. SLLS is Louisiana's largest provider of free civil legal aid, and currently operates in 22 parishes.
Taylor Porter hired Razaa and five other motivated law students for the second six week session. Under the guidance of practicing and mentor attorneys, students gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real life as a lawyer.
During her year as a Borchard Fellow, Holmes will work with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (“SLLS”) to improve housing issues for elderly clients who can suffer health problems from hazardous, illegal living conditions.
A group of College of Law students recently traveled to Karnes Detention Center in San Antonio, Texas, to assist immigrant families asking a federal court for asylum in the United States.
Webb’s article titled “Issue Preclusion Prohibits a “Second Bite of the Apple” But Offers Opponent a Third Bite Instead” was chosen as this year’s student winner for the award which recognizes writing excellence on the subject of trademarks and related matters.
The article details how some debt buyers have increasingly turned to law suits to pursue collections on open credit-card accounts, and take calls on the state legislature to pass consumer protection laws.