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Louisiana Appleseed

Field Placement Supervisors
Christy Kane 

Field Placement Office
909 Poydras Street, Suite 1550
New Orleans, LA 70112

Field Placement Website
http://www.appleseednetwork.org/louisiana-appleseed/louisiana/

Description of Field Work
Appleseed is a national organization dedicated to the belief that all people should be treated with fairness and justice. Part of Appleseed’s mission is to “provide genuine opportunities for all–through excellent public education, access to public and private institutions on fair terms, and diverse, healthy neighborhoods.” Appleseed is able to effectuate change through persuasion and using effective evidence-based advocacy. The non-profit organization tackles tough societal problems by research and writing handbooks, proposing legislative solutions and presenting the case for resolution.

Students assigned to Appleseed should expect a high degree of mentoring from Field Placement Supervisors. As an extern, assignments will include research and writing on a wide variety of legal issues encompassing systemic issues in our community. Students interested in long-term policy solutions and sustainable change will experience the holistic approach Appleseed attorneys pursue in order to effectuate change. This externship requires a high degree of interaction and personal skills including networking with local attorneys.

Externship Requirements
Strong legal research and writing skills. Preference for students in the top 20% but all students are welcomed to apply.

Application Process

Don't delay as opportunities will fill fast. Apply in early January through early April for a summer placement. The Office of Skills seeks to place all summer extern applications in by April 20th with finalized placements set by May 1st. Apply in early March through June for a Fall or Spring placement. All externship applications for Fall should be submitted by July 31st. Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.

 

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