Field Placement Supervisor
Chief Legal and Policy Officer
Field Placement Office
3308 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Field Placement Website
Description of Field Work
CrescentCare Legal Services (formerly AIDSLaw of Louisiana, Inc.) provides free civil legal aid to income eligible persons in Louisiana with legal issues involving matters related to or arising from their HIV status. Persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their loved ones, face a variety of problems requiring the assistance of legal professionals with experience in various areas of the law.
Individuals affected by HIV disease, both those who are infected, as well as their loved ones, face a variety of problems requiring the assistance of legal professionals with experience in various areas of the law. These legal problems include:
|Last Will and Testament||Veterans Benefits||Foreclosures|
|Living Will||Benefits Overpayments||Discrimination|
|Durable Medical Power of Attorney||Foods Stamps||Family Law|
|Durable General Power of Attorney||SSI Disability||Public Accomodations|
|Burial Instructions||Medicaid & Health Insurance||Consumer Protection|
|Simple Succession Matters||Employment/Wage Claim||Predatory Lending|
|Securing Public Benefits||Privacy Protection||Foreclosures|
|Social Security Appeals||Unauthorized Disclosure||Notarial Services|
Community legal education is a major component of our goal to help persons living with HIV/AIDS understand their rights and responsibilities in a broad range of areas, such as consumer injustice, discrimination, HIPPA, housing, public benefits, criminalization and stigma, health care and other areas of law.
Students interested in health law, civil legal aid, and social justice are encouraged to apply.
Interested students should contact Prof. Linares at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. After speaking with Prof. Linares, students will be directed to fill out the Externship Application available at http://law.loyno.edu/externships. Once cleared by OSEL to apply, students will be given instructions on submitting application materials (cover letter, resume, writing sample, unofficial transcript) to the placement.
Loyola's application deadlines for each semester are posted on the homepage of the Externship Program website. However, students should apply early as students are accepted on a rolling basis and placements may be filled prior to the application deadline.