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From Annie G. McBride, Loyola Law Review Editor in Chief, 2014-2015:

Nicole M. Babb ’07 (communication), J.D. ’13, has been hired as an environmental and toxic tort attorney at King, Krebs & Jurgens in New Orleans.

While at Loyola, Nicole was a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar, a Case Note/Comment Editor for Loyola Law Review, a Legal Research and Writing teaching assistant, and the Chair of Alumni Relations for the Student Bar Association.

Lynsey R. Johnson, J.D. '14, has been named a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Bryan Jeansonne, J.D. ’06, was elected chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The board licenses and regulates all businesses serving alcohol in the parish. 

Bryan is a partner/attorney at Dore Jeansonne Law Firm in Baton Rouge, specializing in business transactions and litigation, and real estate transactions and litigation. While at Loyola, Bryan served as Honor Board Chief Justice and as a member of Delta Theta Phi, The Federalist Society, and The Real Estate Law Society. 

R. Judson Mitchell, chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Tech Committee, presented a free “How to Code” session on March 22 for those interested in learning more about how to program websites, games, and apps. The presentation was part of 2015 Hackcess to Justice Louisiana: A Social Justice Hackathon

It is with sincere pleasure that the Moot Court Executive Board announces the newest Moot Court staff members, having exceptionally completed the Moot Court Intramural Competition this past weekend:

Robert R. M. Verchick will participate in the Cuba Hoy conference, a week-long event designed to promote cultural and business encounters betweens citizens of the United States and Cuba. He will present at the law and policy seminars on the issues of environment, energy, and disaster resilience.

Julie Deshotels Jardell (J.D. '07) was named to Acadiana Profile magazine’s Top Lawyers list in the area of energy law.

Ms. Jardell practices with the firm of Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan LLC in the Lafayette office. Her practice is concentrated on oil and gas transactions and general, commercial and oil and gas litigation. 

Bob J. Duplantis (J.D. '66) has been named to Acadiana Profile magazine’s Top Lawyers list in the areas of administrative/regulatory law, energy law, and oil and gas law. 

Bob is a partner at Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan LLC in Lafayette, practicing in the areas of Louisiana oil and gas regulation. Prior to practicing law, Bob spent 10 years working in exploration and production in various engineering and management assignments throughout Louisiana, Texas, California, and New York.