LA Supreme Court - Central Staff

Field Placement Supervisor
Doug Nichols

​Field Placement Office
400 Royal Street, Suite 4200
New Orleans, LA 70130

Field Placement Website

Description of Field Work
This placement provides an extern with a rigorous research and writing experience. Previous externs have described the experience as one that includes focused research and writing with collaborative drafting, editing and mentoring. Student assignments may include research and writing for internal memos for the court or practical drafting related to a particular court case. This experience will also assist students who might be interested in a career in judicial administration. 

Externship Requirements
All students are encouraged to apply.

Course recommendations:
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. 

Application Process

Interested students should contact Prof. Linares at to schedule an appointment. After speaking with Prof. Linares, students will be directed to fill out the Externship Application available at 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.


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