Loyola Law is continually developing ways to support our students and graduates in providing critical legal services to traditionally underserved communities, including assistance with environmental justice issues.
Gauthier-St. Martin Student Service Grant
Law students may apply for the Gauthier-St. Martin Student Service Grant to defray living expenses for a significant service placement in the U.S. or abroad for service related to law and policy in the field of environmental protection, natural resources, or energy. Past recipients have used the grant for unpaid summer internships at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. and the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) in Mexico City.
The Incubator Program
The Incubator Program offers one year fellowships to Loyola graduates to help transition into full time, social-justice oriented solo practice in the Greater New Orleans area. Incubator attorneys receive instruction, case referrals, mentorship, peer feedback, and resource access, including office space. Practice areas may include environmental law and land use.
The Gillis Long Law and Poverty Center provides former students working for non-profits or in other public service jobs, which typically correspond to lower pay, with a stipend to help repay student loans.