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Events

The Advocacy Center hosts several events throughout the year. Collaboration among numerous programs with the Advocacy Center creates many opportunities for both annual and unique events. Each fall, the Advocacy Center hosts its Golf Classic, and each spring, the Center hosts the Fedoroff Lecture and celebrates student accomplishments at its Spring Banquet. During the fall of 2019, the Center hosted an election debate prior to the Louisiana House of Representative election. Newly introduced this year are Lunch and Learns, to continue throughout the academic year, where alumni present a topic of their choice to students in the renovated Advocacy Center located on the first floor of the law school library. We were honored to provide support to the Louisiana Supreme Court when oral arguments were held here and to host Professor Michael Broyde who spoke about Religious Arbitration. We are excited to sponsor Race Judicata, along with Team Gleason, at Audubon Park on March 7, 2020, and toast our program members at Il Mercato on April 16, 2020.

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"The show must go on" ... or in this case ... the Inaugural Advocacy Center Golf Classic!!! Despite Tropical Storm Olga's uninvited presence, bringing torrential rain and gusting winds, the students, practitioners, and judges who braved the elements had a tremendously good time. Pierre Mouledoux made a delicious batch of jambalaya that everyone enjoyed while dancing, playing cornhole, and winning raffle items. 

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to our sponsors: Alliance Insurance; AKD LAW: Alvendia, Kelly, and Demarest; Bloody Buddy; Boland Marine & Industrial LLC; Bruno's Tavern; DJD Realty; Dudley, Debosier; Duplass Zwain Bourgeois Pfister Weinstock & Bogart; Dylan Corsentino; Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett; Harold Jackson; Impastato Law Firm; Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC; Kean Miller LLP; Kolache Kitchen; Mark Shea; Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Bracket; The Mouledoux Family; Pandit Law Firm; Paul Sens; Roger Javier; Southland Plumbing; Womac Law Firm; Yeager LaNasa Tauzier.

 

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We are honored to introduce our second Fedoroff Speaker: Gregory S. Cusimano. Mr. Cusimano, born in Gadsden, Alabama and receiving both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama, is a highly respected and influential trial lawyer. Of note, Mr. Cusimano represented a wife and mother in a Title VII and invasion of privacy case that involved numerous first impression issues in both the State of Alabama and the Eleventh Circuit which affirmed the trial court award and recognized (1) that sexual harassment should be a protected right under Title VII, and (2) the complained of conduct as an actionable invasion of privacy. Mr. Cusimano is an exceedingly sought after lecturer and speaker. He served in numerous leadership positions on several prestigious boards and associations and has published a plethora of legal articles, was a contributing editor for several tort law and trial lawyer publications, and created comprehensive presentation videos designed for all levels of trial experience. Click here for his impressive biography.

The Gerald P. Fedoroff Speaker Series is made possible through a generous donation by Judge Fedoroff, who presided over Division E of Orleans Parish Civil District Court for more than 30 years, where he served as Chief Judge. A life-long resident of New Orleans and Loyola Law School graduate, Judge Fedoroff is well-known for a 1978 decision that declared Louisiana's "head and master" scheme for community property unconstitutional as violative of the Equal Protection Clause.

Mark your calendars today: Friday, March 13, 2020.  Mr. Cusimano's presentation will begin at 9 a.m. in Law School Room 405.

Attendees receive 3 hours of CLE credit and lunch at the reception following the presentation.  Register for the CLE here.

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Register online by clicking HERE.

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is proud to announce its 1st Annual Race Judicata 5k charity walk/run at Audubon Park in New Orleans with an after-race party at the main campus horseshoe.

The event will benefit the Team Gleason Foundation which will receive all proceeds from the race. The mission of the Team Gleason Foundation is to help individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) lead a purposeful and productive life through technology, equipment, and extraordinary adventures while seeking to raise awareness of ALS. 

Join us for an after-race party at the Loyola University main campus horseshoe where participants can enjoy free food and free beer, a pet adoption event with the Louisiana SPCA, an all-level Vinyasa-Flow yoga session (bring a yoga mat!), and much more!

We are pleased to have Dean Madeleine Landrieu as the 2020 Honorary Chair!

If you have any questions about the race, please email Roy Lambert (Race Director) at loyno.racejudicata@gmail.com.

Date and Time:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

8:00 a.m. - Packet pickup (Loyola University New Orleans)

9:00 a.m. - Start of 5K race/walk (Audubon Park)

9:20 a.m. - After-race party begins (Loyola University New Orleans horseshoe)

 

Location:

Race Location: Audubon Park

Start line: Track near Shelter 12 (near the corner of St. Charles Ave. and Walnut St.)

Finish line: Track near Shelter 11 (off St. Charles Ave. near Exposition Blvd., across from Loyola University)

After-party: Loyola University New Orleans (6363 St. Charles Ave.) in the horseshoe (accessible from St. Charles Ave. and close to the finish line)

 

Registration:

Registration includes a Race Judicata 5k t-shirt and a race bib, which serves as your ticket to both the race and party.

      Individual Registrant: $25

      Student Organization 3-person relay: $60

      Gold Sponsorship: $1,000

      Silver Sponsorship: $500

      Bronze Sponsorship: $250

 

Register online by clicking HERE.     

 

Packet Pickup:

Early packet pickup details will be emailed to registrants. Early packet pickup will take place on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. T-shirts can only be guaranteed to those who register by February 26, 2020.

Race-day packet pickup begins at 8:00 a.m. at Loyola University New Orleans in the horseshoe (6363 St. Charles Ave.)

 

Co-Sponsoring Student Organizations:

Advocacy Center, Student Bar Association, Loyola Law Review, Loyola Journal of Public Interest, Loyola Maritime Law Journal, Environmental Law Society, Federal Bar Association, Maritime Law Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Evening Law Student Association, Phi Delta Phi, Hispanic Law Student Association, International Law Society.


RACE DIRECTORRoy Lambert

VENUE COORDINATOR, Tyffani Lauve

MARKETING COORDINATOR, Matthew Thompson

PARTICIPANT COORDINATOR, Jeigh Britton

SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR, Andre Stolier

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, Jenni Stucker

CHARITY COORDINATOR, Sabrine Mohamad

SBA WELLNESS LIAISON, Nick Rizzo

                        

Thank you to our sponsors!!! We couldn't do it without you!!!

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fall 2019 debate

As a first time event, we hosted a debate for the candidates seeking to be elected in Louisiana’s 91st and 98th House Districts on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Promoting legislative advocacy by hosting a debate with candidates who sought to represent our school, our students, and our neighbors proved to be very exciting! Our hope is that these debates will encourage everyone to be more engaged in the democratic process.

A very special thanks to Walter J. Leger III, the termed-out House District 91 representative, and Neil C. Abramsom, the termed-out House District 98 representative, who did an incredible job as moderators. We honor all of the candidates for their time and dedication to their constituants and our great state, and congratulate Mandie Landry and Aimee Freeman who were elected to represent House District 91 and 98 respectively.  

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Save the date: Thursday, April 16, 2020; Cocktail reception starts at 6 p.m.; il Mercato, 1911 Magazine St.

Click here to for sponsorship information and to register for the Banquet.

phil lorio lunch and learn 2019

Students learned from alums Philip D. Lorio, IV (2012), Roderick "Rico" Alvendia (1998), and Michael S. Brandner, Jr. (2003) who spoke respectively on "Taking a Case from Start to Finish"; "Legal Career Pathways: Defense or Plaintff?"; and "Starting Your Own Firm in a Modern Time".

We are so thankful to each of you for sharing your time and experience and excited for our next round of Lunch and Learns this semester! 

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      Please contact Professor Monica Hof Wallace at mwallace@loyno.edu or 504-861-5670 for giving opportunities.