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The two are the co-founders of the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana, which helps post-conviction offenders achieve a better quality of life. They recently spearheaded an expungement event in the Treme neighborhood, which guided more than 500 people through the complex process of expunging criminal records, excluding violent felonies, sex offenses, and crimes involving minors.


Women of the Year recognizes individuals whose successes in business and contributions to the community have made them movers and shakers in the region. Nominations were accepted throughout the year and a selection committee reviewed and chose the top candidates.  Honorees were selected based on industry and community involvement, as well as their career achievements.

The full list of honorees is here.

Philip De Paula, J.D. '13, will have his paper "Decentralizing Environment Administration: A Common Law Approach" published in the Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics Volume IV, Summer 2013, Issue 1(7). 

He completed the paper in Professor Woods' course "Human Rights in the Global Marketplace" as part of the Environmental Law Certificate writing requirement.

The abstract follows:

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Externship Program permits second- and third-year students to receive academic credit for working in selected legal placements, attending and participating in a bi-weekly class, maintaining a journal based on the experience obtained in the externship placement and producing a portfolio of their work based on their legal research and writing. Complete the application below to get started.

The LSBA published a list of Pro Bono & Chidren's Law Award recipients. Loyola graduates include: Jenny Abshier, Ronald A. Fonseca, and Thomas H. Peyton.

The list of receipients and summaries of their Pro Bono service can be found on the LSBA's website.

Richard K. Leefe, a senior partner in the Metairie law firm of Leefe Gibbs Sullivan & Dupré, L.L.C., was installed June 6 as the 73rd president of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), in conjunction with the LSBA’s Annual Meeting in Destin, Fla. Administering Leefe’s oath of office was Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.

Lynsey Rae Johnson won the 22nd LSBA Environmental Law essay contest awarded by the Environmental Law section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  In her casenote, “Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States: Dam If You Do, Dam If You Don’t,” Lynsey discusses the U.S.

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