Louisiana Works - Department of Labor - Office of Worker's Compensation

Field Supervisor
Honorable Elizabeth C. Lanier


Field Placement Office
8026 Main Street, Suite 404
Houma, LA  70360



Description of Field Work
Students will review case files to assist the judge before worker compensation hearings.  Judge Lanier provides a unique opportunity to work directly in chambers.  Over the course of the semester, students will review medical records, attend hearings, draft bench memos to assist the court and also discuss areas of developing law with the Judge.  This is a unique opportunity to experience an apprenticeship style learning environment.  All students are encouraged to apply.  If you are particularly interested in worker's compensation, labor and employment or administrative law this placement provides an opportunity to learn in context.  


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:  Worker's Compensation, Mediation & Arbitration. 


Application Process

Interested students should contact Prof. Linares at halinare@loyno.edu 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.


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