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. We look forward to bringing these events back for the 2022-2023 academic year!
During the fall of 2019, the Center hosted an election debate prior to the Louisiana House of Representatives election. We look forward to sponsoring more civic engagement events in the future.
Internally, the Center hosts Lunch and Learns 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. The Center also provides support to the Louisiana Supreme Court when oral arguments are held at Loyola Law.
Loyola’s Annual Advocacy Center Golf Classic will bring together practitioners, community members, and students for a day of relaxation and friendly sport. Teams of four will compete in scramble format with a shotgun start. There will be food, beverages, a raffle, and various prizes throughout the day. Click the registration link above to learn more about sponsorship levels and the benefits associated with each level. We hope to see you there!
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.
Each year, the Advocacy Center brings a distinguished practitioner to speak about effective advocacy and its application to the real world. Past speakers and topics have included Professor Tim Terrell of Emory Law School, discussing effective brief writing techniques, and Gregory S. Cusimano, discussing the social science of decision making and bias.
The 2023 Fedoroff Lecture will take place in the Spring semester. Be on the lookout for a save the date!
Attendees receive CLE credit and lunch at the reception following the presentation.
Race Judicata is a charity 5K run/walk held in the spring and sponsored by the Advocacy Center and partnering student organizations. The event features a competitive 5K race and an after party with food, beverages, and entertainment. All proceeds go toward a charity selected by the Advocacy Center and partnering student organizations.
The 2023 Race Judicata is planned for March 2023. Be on the lookout for an official announcement soon!
As a first time event, the Advocacy Center hosted a debate for the candidates seeking to be elected in Louisiana’s 91st and 98th State Representative 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.
The Advocacy Center is looking forward to continuing these debates for elections in the future.
Every spring, the Advocacy Center gathers with students, faculty, friends, family, and practitioners to celebrate a successful year. The Advocacy Center Banquet recognizes the hard work of our programs' competitive teams and executive boards in a fun and festive atmosphere. Special awards are also given to outstanding students in the fields of alternative dispute resolution, appellate advocacy, and trial advocacy.
Lunch and Learn events are a way for students to meet practitioners and learn about the nuts and bolts of an advocacy practice. These events are held periodically throughout the fall and spring semesters and provide students with exposure to many different facets of practice.
In previous events, 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 our practitioners for sharing their time and experience and are excited for our next round of Lunch and Learns this semester!