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Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

Field Placement Supervisor
Address cover letter to: 

Storm Ehlers

Court Attorney

Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

1100-B Milton St.

New Orleans, LA 70122

Field Placement Office

Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

1100-B Milton St.

New Orleans, LA 70122

Field Placement Website
http://www.nola.gov/juvenile-court/

Description of Field Work

The Orleans Parish Juvenile Court is dedicated to providing a court of excellence for children, youth and families by enforcing the Louisiana Children’s Code. 

Externs are placed in a judge's chambers and will work exclusively with the judge and court staff. Externs will observe cases and research legal issues related to "cases that are brought in the areas of abuse and neglect, adoption, child support, delinquency, juvenile traffic offenses, terminations of parental rights, voluntary transfers of custody, voluntary surrenders, adult criminal court transfers and other miscellaneous matters." Students may also be able to research and observe issues related to human trafficking.  

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 either prior or during the same semester as enrolled in this externship:  Criminal Procedure, Child Rights, Criminal Seminar, Law and Poverty.

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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