Gillis Long Poverty Law Center

Justice for all.

For more than 30 years, the College of Law has facilitated representation of low income people through the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. Access to civil legal services is transformative for low-income and vulnerable people.  This Center was founded to give students the opportunity to engage in lawyering for those who would not otherwise have access to legal services.

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center programs for law students include:

Paid Internships

Study Abroad

A world of opportunities.

New Orleans is one of our country’s most international cities. So it’s only natural that one of the more diverse international and comparative law programs is based right here in New Orleans. With curriculum in both civil and common law as well as a certificate program in International Legal Studies, Loyola provides a truly international experience in New Orleans and abroad.

Career Development Office

Your career and professional identity starts here.

The Career Development Office (CDO) assists students in professional career development. We provide career counseling, a resource library with information about prospective employers and alumni nationwide, career workshops and presentations, online job postings, and on-campus and off campus recruiting programs. Our services are available to all current Juris Doctor and L.L.M. students and to alumni.

Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice

Putting theory into practice.

Academics. Justice. Service. These are the core tenets on which the Loyola College of Law is built. Nowhere are they more prevalent than in the nationally ranked Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. This fully functioning legal clinic gives third-year law students the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to work in representing those in need under the supervision of experienced attorneys. Students gain practical experience in a number of fields while learning what it means to use the law to serve others.