Field Placement Supervisor
Justices and Law Clerks of the LA Supreme Court
Field Placement Office
400 Royal Street, Suite 4200
New Orleans, LA 70130
Field Placement Website
Description of Field Work
Externs are placed in chambers and will begin to understand the inner office preparation necessary to assist the chambers in oral arguments, including bench memos summarizing the briefs, and analyzing legal issues. Externs will work closely with the law clerk to address key points that may need clarification by the attorneys at oral argument. Much of the extern's time is later spent in extensive research and drafting of the final rulings. Students are encouraged to apply who are interested in appellate procedure, the Louisiana Civil Code, and research and writing at the appellate level specifically addressing policy issues in the state.
While this is a very competitive placement, all students interested are encouraged to apply. Civil law students or a certificate in civil law preferred.
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, Jurisprudence, Conflicts of Law.
Apply in early January through early April for a summer placement.