Achievements

Caleb R. Trotter, a current third year law student, has received a Public Interest Litigation Fellowship at Pacific Legal Foundation.

The Loyola Trial Advocacy Program received First Place in the Louisiana State Bar Association Competition this past weekend.

Team members include: Brooke Michiels, Nina Turk, Melanie Cleveland, and Bobby Pardo.

The team is coached by Joe Damrich and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Payne. Brooke Michiels and Nina Turk advocated for the Defense with Bobby Pardo and Melanie Cleveland advocating for the Plaintiff. Each advocate also served as as a witness for the opposing side. The team won both rounds against LSU and Mississippi College.

Joseph Loochkartt, a current 3L at Loyola, was named Clerk Extraordinaire of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

Harry "Rick" Yelton, a current 2L at Loyola, was named Clerk Extraordinaire of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

Constance "Connie" Colley, currently a 3L at Loyola, was named Pro Bono Student of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

Kyle Keenan, a current 2L at Loyola, was named Clerk Extraordinaire of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

Current 1L Candice M. Bennatt was named Miss Louisiana USA 2015 on October 25, 2014 in Lafayette, LA. Ms. Bennatt, who represented Ville Platte in the competition, was one of 44 contestants. She will represent Louisiana in the Miss USA Pageant in June 2015. 

The Louisiana Association of Black Judges through The Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association Foundation has awarded 2L Shenitria Myles with their annual scholarship. Ms. Myles received her award on October 6, 2014 at the Council's annual meeting in New Orleans. Scholarship Chair Judge Marc C. Johnson repots that the Foundation's Board Members received and reviewed scholarship applications from across the nation. BLSA Advisor Ms. Nadine Laurent assisted Ms.

The Greater New Orleans Martinet Legal Society, Inc. and the New Orleans Martinet Legal Foundation, Inc. awarded 2L Taifa Goff a scholarship at its annual "Forging Our Future" jazz brunch and scholarship gala on September 13, 2014. Martinet scholarships are awarded to law students and fund community service projects that effectuate change and benefit the community. Loyola and Tulane law students who are members of BLSA and who demonstrate outstanding academic merit are eligible for the awards of up to $2,000 each.

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