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Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law

The Loyola University New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law is a scholarly journal published biannually by a student editorial board with faculty supervision. Founded as the Loyola Poverty Law Journal in the spring semester of 1995, the Journal was among the first devoted to the intersection of law and poverty. It initially concentrated on the legal issues faced by those unable to access legal representation, such as children, the indigent, and the elderly.

Today, the Journal publishes scholarly articles, practitioner articles, lectures, and student comments addressing a diverse range of national and international public interest legal issues. Recent publications have focused on topics such as refugee and asylum law, judicial ethics and social media, workplace justice, and arbitration agreements.  The Journal also has the honor of organizing and hosting a symposium each spring at Loyola University New Orleans. 

Journal of Public Interest Law Editorial Board 2017-18:

Editor in Chief – Annie Lemoine
Managing Editor – Vaishali Patel
Managing Editor – Julie Gutierrez
Articles and Publishing Editor – Robert Smith
Symposium Editor – Brent Bartholomew
Comment Editor – Vesna Milojevic
Comment Editor – Sarah Fontcuberta

JPIL Members:
Lauren Chrisman; Chris Joseph; Conrad Buchler; Jessie Braud; Kirsten Gaiennie; Courtney Smith; and Rachel Waters-Hilty.

Faculty Advisor:
Professor Imre Szalai

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The Loyola University New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law organizes and hosts an annual spring symposium on a topic selected by the editorial board. Information on the 2018 Symposium will be posted as it becomes available.

Past symposium topics include: "Hidden in Plain Sight: Defending the Rights of the Homeless"; "Prison Reform: Progress, Policies, and Practices;" "Narratives of Equality: Reflections on Equal Protection and Diversity;" "Prosecutorial Immunity: Deconstructing Connick vs. Thompson;" and "Federalism at Work: State Criminal Law, Noncitizens and Immigration Related Activity."

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Journal of Public Interest Law
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
7214 St. Charles Avenue, Box 901
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118