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Lauren Haggerty, Ashley R. Jones, and Atoyia Scott each received Bar Scholarships from The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. at their Annual Scholarship Gala held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at The Westin - Canal Place. The students were awarded these scholarships based on their involvement in with Loyola’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the Louis A. Martinet Society. The students are registered to sit for the Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama bar examinations respectively.



3Ls Carlos Baltadano-Arguello and Nichelle N. Cook recently represented Loyola’s newly chartered Entrepreneurial Business Law Society (EBLS) in the National Transactional Law Meet regional competition. Loyola was the only Louisiana law school represented. The competition was held in Atlanta, GA at Emory University Law School on February 15. It consisted of preparing both contract drafts and opponent mark-ups on various dates prior to the meet and finally negotiating the deal in a simulated boardroom at the actual meet.

Law students Samantha Hechtman (3L), Shannon Jung (3L), Emily Posner (3L), and Emily Trostle (2L) recently submitted a report to the Human Rights Committee on behalf of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice. In October 2013, the United States will undergo a review by the Human Rights Committee of its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Third year law students, Clyde Thompson and Gerald Hampton, and 2012 alumna, Kieone Cochran, were selected to be fellows by the Presidential Management Fellows program.  Over 12,000 students applied to be fellows, and only 663 people were selected.  Congratulations to Clyde, Gerald and Keione.

Congratulations and thanks to Alexandra Serpas, 2L, for representing Loyola University New Orleans College of Law on a panel entitled “Developing a Strategic Communication Plan for Your Student Body” during the recent Association of American Law Schools 2013 Annual meeting in New Orleans.   Allie shared wonderful and creative ideas with a number of deans and law school administrators about effective ways to communicate with law students in a social media dominated environment.  Allie received many compliments for her pragmatic and helpful presentation, and we thank her publicly for her good

Please join the Moot Court Executive Board and Staff in congratulating our National Team on their recent win in the Regional Rounds this past weekend in Baton Rouge. Oralists Camille Bryant and Kate Cazayoux, Brief Writer Marc Mandich, and Coach Alex Rossi pulled together to come in first place! Aside from taking first over LSU, the team also won Award for Best Brief and Kate Cazayoux was named Best Advocate of the Final Round. The team will be heading to Nationals in New York City next semester.

Congratulations to the following teams and individual advocates on their exceptional performance in the Fall 2012 Loyola Trial Advocacy Intramural Competition!

1st Place Team: Coach: Aimee Griffin; Advocates: Vincent Odom, Renesha Madison, Michael Simons, Dan Mui
2nd Place Team: Coach: Eric Cusimano; Advocates: Emma Kingsdorf, Michael Hunter, Joseph Interiano, Derek Juczak

Please join the Trial Advocacy Board in welcoming the 2012-2013 Class of Advocates.

This year's argue on was an incredible experience. We had an impressive and record number of applications. The selection process was long and arduous, however, we are confident that we have selected the best of the best.

The Loyola Moot Court Board and Staff would like you to join us in congratulating our new staff members:

Stephen Bush
Jason Culotta
Eric Cusimano
Adam Davis
Roddrick Harrison
Celina McGhee
Paul Mitchell
Marissa Trevino
Ashley Whitaker

The Moot Court Board would like to thank all the argue-on participants and interviewees. We appreciated all of your hard work and were really impressed by each and every one of you. Congratulations again to the new staff members. We are looking forward to another successful year!!

Andrea Erwin Potter was recently appointed as the ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Criminal Justice Section Juvenile Committee. In this capacity, she will represent the nation’s law students to the juvenile committee.  Potter will also be responsible for implementing student programs and promoting student membership in the Criminal Justice Section.  In addition, she will serve to promote the interests of the Law Student Division to the juvenile committee.


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