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City Attorney's Office - The City of New Orleans

Field Placement Supervisor
Kimlin Lee

Field Placement Office
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA  70112

Field Placement Website

Field Placement Description
The City Attorney is responsible for directing and supervising the legal affairs of the City of New Orleans. The City Charter defines the duties of the City Attorney as follows:

  • To provide legal advice to the Mayor, the Council, and other city offices, departments and boards;

  • To take charge of all legal matters in which the City has an interest or is a party;

  • To prepare proposed ordinances upon request of the Mayor or City Councilmembers; and

  • To review all City contracts, documents and instruments creating any legal obligation affecting the City.

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
Don't delay as opportunities will fill fast. Apply in early January through early April for a summer placement. The Office of Skills seeks to place all summer extern applications in by April 20th with finalized placements set by May 1st. Apply in early March through June for a Fall or Spring placement. All externship applications for Fall should be submitted by July 31. Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.

Note: All externs must submit the following documents for consideration:


  1. Authorization to Release Educational Records
  2. Certificate of Disciplinary & Good Character Form

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