Field Placement Supervisor
Field Placement Office
2800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 310
Metairie, LA 70002
Field Placement Website
Field Placement Description
Externs conduct legal research and writing to support the office specifically with Board Hearings in lawyer discipline matters. This externship allows students to learn the rules of ethical and professional conduct in a 'real life' context. This placement provides a unique opportunity to further develop research and writing skills and observe observe lawyer discipline hearings and oral argument. Externs are placed in the Board’s office located in Metairie, Louisiana. Some travel to hearings in other locations is available.
Students interested in legal research and writing and lawyer discipline matters are encouraged to apply.
Students may want to "tether" a doctrinal upper level elective to this externship experience. For a tethered experience, the Office of Skills and Experiential Learning recommends students enroll in any of following courses the same semester as enrolled in this externship: Louisiana Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility.
Summer 2015 Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2015
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.
Don't delay as opportunities will fill fast. Submit your application beginning in September 2014 for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 Placements. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until filled.