Field Placement Supervisor
Marianne Cufone, Esq., Executive Director and Founder of the Coalition
Field Placement Office
5721 Magazine Street, #191
New Orleans, LA 70115
Field Placement Website
Description of Field Work
This placement allows students to polish research and writing skills with an experienced attorney in environmental law. Externs will contribute to positive change in legislative and policy processes related to environmental efforts of the office. Responsibilities may include: legal and policy-oriented work, such as researching current case law, statutes, international law and more; writing memos, draft legislation, and government comment letters on rule-makings and bills; attend meetings and hearings; review regulatory comments, documents and rule-makings; and other tasks as appropriate relating to non-profit, government and environmental law.
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 the same semester as enrolled in this externship: Environmental Law, Environmental Policy Advocacy.
Don't delay as opportunities will fill fast. Apply in early January through early April for a summer placement. The Office of Skills seeks to place all summer extern applications in by April 20th with finalized placements set by May 1st. Apply in early March through June for a Fall or Spring placement. All externship applications for Fall should be submitted by July 31st. Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.