Field Placement Supervisor
Kelly M. Legier
Judiciary Commission of Louisiana
Field Placement Office
400 Royal St Ste 1213
New Orleans LA, 70130-8145
Field Placement Website
Description of Field Work
The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana was created in 1968 by a Constitutional amendment. The members of the Judiciary Commission serve as an extension of the eyes and ears of the Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court and act as independent “fact finders” to conduct inquires and investigations into alleged violations of the ethical rules for state judicial officers. The Commission will determine whether to recommend to the Supreme Court that a judicial officer be disciplined. When considering the Judiciary Commission’s recommendation, the Louisiana Supreme Court receives and reviews a written report and a record of the proceedings before the Commission and listens to the oral arguments.
An extern would assist Ms. Legier in conducting research, compiling reports and preparing for hearings. This work is highly confidential. Students would develop research and writing skills and a better understanding of Louisiana procedure, especially the administrative arm of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Students would be able to observe oral arguments at the Supreme Court.
All students are encouraged to apply. Strong research and writing skills 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 Lawyering III or Louisiana Civil Procedure the same semester as enrolled in this externship.
Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. August 1st deadline for Fall placement.