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Louisiana State University
Division – Civil Law
Go to the school and get a feel for it. Attend a class, meet some current students and professors, talk to a Student Ambassador.
On an academic level it was a great opportunity for me. Loyola has a strong Tax Law program and I am currently a candidate for a Certificate in Taxation Law. On a personal level it was where I felt the most comfortable and I really enjoy living in New Orleans.
It is a friendly environment but doesn’t compromise the seriousness that is expected at a professional school.
It is important because you don’t want to wait until your first day of classes to get a feel for the school.
Sleep more, exercise more, and procrastinate less.
Tax Law, Business Law
I will be interning for Judge Hans Liljeberg in the 24th Judicial District Court (Jefferson Parish) for the first half of the summer, and I will be clerking for Wiener, Weiss & Madison in Shreveport, Louisiana for the second half of the summer. I have applied for an externship with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the fall and spring.
Tax Law Society, VITA, Federalist Society, Student Ambassadors
Learning so much about so many different things.
Getting called on in my very first class my first year.
Working out, reading, hanging out with friends
Legal Research and Writing
Professor Szalai, he teaches Civil Procedure and The Legal Profession. He is very passionate about both subjects and I always enjoy when he talks about his experiences as a lawyer. Professor Gruning has also been great. He forces you to think outside of the box.
I am going to get an LL.M. in Taxation.
Loyola was recently named one of the top places to study Tax Law. There are many tax law classes to take, more than most other law schools. Recently, the former Director of Revenue for the State of Missouri came to my State and Local Taxation class and told us how rare it is to have a State and Local Tax class and to have such an experienced and well-known professor (Calhoun).
There is no other city like New Orleans. It seems that everyone can find his or her niche in this town. There are a number of idiosyncrasies that make New Orleans such a unique place. The amount of legal opportunities in both the public and private sector make it advantageous for law students.
Mardi Gras is always fun, but one of my favorite events is White Linen Night. Also, New Orleans is a great place to be during the holidays.