Field Placement Supervisor
Steven J. Farber
Deputy Director/General Counsel
Field Placement Office
3100 General DeGaulle Drive
New Orleans, LA 70114
Field Placement Website
Description of Field Work
MHSD is the local government entity responsible for developing, supporting, and sustaining vulnerable residents in Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes. The agency serves as the single point of entry to mental health, addiction and intellectual/developmental disability services for adults and children. Externs with the General Counsel's office of this agency will assist MHSD attorneys representing the agency's interests and offering legal advice. The majority of the office's work involves labor and employment issues involving the agency's civil service employees as well as transactional work centered on reviewing contracts with the agency's service providers. Externs will also have an opportunity to assist with matters directly related to health law, such as HIPPA compliance and eligibility determinations.
Students interested in labor & employment law, health law, and/or transactional work 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: Administrative Law, Employment Law, Health Law I or II, .
Interested students should contact Prof. Linares at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.