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Student Organizations

Our law students have wonderful opportunities to balance classwork with rewarding and meaningful student activities. Law students gain leadership skills, learn about the application of the law, pursue areas of interest, and develop peer networks through engagement with co-curricular activities. With many active student organizations, our law students can explore a range of interest areas throughout law school.

Below is a list of law student organizations. As a law student, if you are interested in joining a student organization and learning more, please attend the student organization fair at the beginning of fall semester and look out for programming throughout the academic year on the events calendar.

Students interested in starting a new student organization must following the Law Student Organization Chartering Process.

To apply for SBA funds, student organizations must complete a Semester Plan and attend the Leadership Convocation at the beginning of the academic year. 

Conference attendance: Travel fund requests for law student conferences must be made at least 60 days prior to the date when you would like to travel and/or attend a conference.  The completed Travel Fund Application must be timely submitted to Dean Finger. 

For student organization apparel, please work with Loyola's preferred vendors.

For questions, please contact Davida Finger, Associate Dean of Students.

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) was founded in 1994 to increase the recruitment of Asian-American students and professors to the law school and keep students informed about legal issues that affect their communities. APALSA maintains contact with related national organizations and law schools that support similar programming.

 
Executive Board – 2019-20

President: Justin Macadangdang
Vice President: Miranda Duchesne
Treasurer: Ty Sanderson
Secretary: Marshall Fant
SBA Representative: John Perez

Contact Information:

Faculty Advisor
Professor Chunlin Leonhard
E-mail: leonhard@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Asian Pacific American Law Student Assoc.
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail
apalsaloyno@gmail.com

Black Law Student Association (BLSA), A.P. Tureaud Chapter, established in 1969, is geared to recruiting and maintaining the enrollment of black students in the College of Law. Members of the organization recruit black students from colleges and universities throughout the region. Tutorial services are also offered to help maintain the enrollment level of black students. The society, open to all interested law students, maintains contact with related national organizations and other law schools throughout the country that support similar programs.

Executive Board – 2020-21

President: Makala Graves
Vice President: Madison Torry
Treasurer: Christian Brown
Secretary: Rebecca Desta
SBA Rep: Derrick Riggins

Contact Information

Faculty Advisors

Professor Blaine Lecesne
E-mail: blecesne@loyno.edu

Kimberly Jones
E-mail: kjones1@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Black Law Student Association
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail
blsateam@gmail.com

Resources

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BLSA GALA | February 29, 2020  | PLEASE NOTE:  VENUE CHANGE

The 2020 Gala will be held in Greenville Hall, right across the street from the main law school building.  The Pine Street lot is open for gala parking and there is street parking around the Greenville Hall area.  

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Black Law Student Association is excited to announce the 16th Annual BLSA Gala benefiting the Lola Davis Scholarship.

BLSA Gala & Silent Auction
Saturday, February 29, 2020
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Loyola University - Greenville Hall 
7214 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Cocktail Attire

Ticket Information

$40 Students

$65 Non-Students

Purchase Tickets

Sponsorship Information

PLATINUM $2,000 Includes gala table and 10 gala tickets

GOLD $1,500 Includes gala table and 5 gala tickets

SILVER package - $700

Purchase Sponsorship Packages

 

Executive Board 2019-10

President- Andie Tate 

Vice President: Nishant Bhushan 

SBA: Sergio Salazar 

Intake/Outreach Committee: Melia Cerrato and Jodi Hill 

Secretary: Mariela Cruz 

New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are key locations for the practice of environmental law. The central mission of Loyola's Environmental Law Society (ELS) is to engage its members in local, national, and international issues within the evolving and multi-faceted field of environmental law. Activities include: educational panels featuring prominent environmental lawyers and policymakers, service outings cleaning up the natural beauty of our beloved New Orleans, and attending national conferences.

Executive Board – 2020-21

President: Caitlion O'Neill
Vice President: Matt Thompson
Treasurer: Molly Liberto
Secretary: Brittany Grimes
SBA Rep: Derek Heath

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Professor Robert Verchick
E-mail: verchick@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Environmental Law Society
7214 St. Charles Ave.,
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA  70118

Organization E-mail
loynoels@gmail.com

Executive Board – 2020-21

President: Sree Mandava
Vice President: Ross Travis
Treasurer: 
Secretary: 
SBA Rep: 
Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Professor Nicholas Davrados, Ph.D.
E-mail: davrados@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Evening Law Student Association
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

The mission of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of law students, federal practitioners, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public.

The FBA represents the federal legal profession and includes more than 16,000 federal lawyers, law students, and 1,200 federal judges, working together to promote the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality and independence of the judiciary. Getting involved with Loyola’s FBA Law Student Division gives students the opportunity to interact and network with federal judges and practitioners.

Executive Board 2020-21

President: Surekha Naidoo

Vice President: Haley Zhu-Butler

Secretary: Christian Brown

SBA Rep: Sierra Ambrose

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Diana Mercer
E-mail: dmercer@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Federal Bar Association
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail
loyolafba@gmail.com

The Federalist Society is a school chapter of the national organization (http://www.fed-soc.org) which has a background in conservative-libertarian ideas. The Federalist Society fosters debate on current issues in the law by hosting public forums at the school.

Executive Board - 2019-20

President: Joshua Johnson
Vice President: Ronnie Cantin
Treasurer: Chandler Craig
Secretary: Eric Dentler
SBA Rep: Kevin Naccari

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Professor David Gruning
E-mail: gruning@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Federalist Society
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail
loynofederalists@gmail.com

Executive Board – 2020-21

President: Brenda Solorzano

Vice President: Williams Torres

Treasurer: Laila Lopez-Martin

Secretary: Maria Frischling

SBA Rep: Bryan Rodriguez

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor

Professor Hiroko Kusuda

Organization Address

Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Hispanic Law Student Association
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

 

International Law Society, an affiliate chapter of Association of Student International Law Societies, is dedicated to the understanding of various legal systems of the world. A series of seminars featuring international authorities is designed to highlight similarities and differences between United States legal systems and those of other countries. The society is an information source for summer legal study abroad and legal internships with foreign law firms.

Executive Board Members – 2020-21

President: Debra Ngcobo

Vice President: Surekha Naidoo

Secretary: Elizabeth Paniello

SBA Rep: Deanna Burbridge

Exchequer: Olivia Holm

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Professor Jeanne Woods
E-mail: woods@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
International Law Society
7214 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA  70118

Organization E-mail
ilsloyno@gmail.com

 

The Lambda Law Alliance is a private, non-partisan student organization designed to foster a welcoming environment to all students regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. In accordance with Ignatian and Jesuit tradition, the Lambda Law Alliance affirms the goodness, worth and dignity of every person. Lambda Law Alliance strives to support diversity in the College of Law, to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersexed law students and prospective law students, to increase knowledge and awareness of legal issues that are unique to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersexed community, and to serve the greater community as a source of information about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersexed legal issues. As a corollary, Lambda Law Alliance will create a community of LGBT and LGBT allies at Loyola College of Law through formal and informal social events.

Executive Board 2020-21

President: Brett Percle
Vice President: Caitlion O'Neill
Treasurer: Chelsea Roby
Secretary: Margaret Daly
SBA Rep/Events: Kimberly Fanshier  

                                                                       
Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Professor M. Isabel Medina
E-mail: medina@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Lambda Law Alliance
7214 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA  70118

Organization E-mail
loyolalambda@gmail.com

Maritime Law Society (MLS) was established in the spring of 1994 for the purpose of introducing students to the various legal and factual issues which arise in the field of maritime law. Seminars, speakers, field trips, and panel discussions give students the opportunity to interact with practitioners, judges, and businesses that are actively involved in this area of the law.

Executive Board – 2020-21

President: Dylan Hoke
Vice President: Alexander Brewster                                                                                                                 Treasurer: Allyson Colomb
Secretary: Hayley Fortezzo
SBA Rep: Caleb Bertrand

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor:
Professor Mary Algero
E-mail: algero@loyno.edu

Organization Address:
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Maritime Law Society
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail:
loyno.mls@gmail.com

National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is a national organization that has been in existence since the 1930s with a membership of approximately 8,000 lawyers and students. The Loyola chapter of the guild was formed in 1982. The preamble of the NLG Constitution best summarizes the organization’s orientation: “We place human rights above property rights.”

Executive Board – 2020-21

President: Ben Landau-Beispiel

Vice President: Grace Bronson

Treasurer: Gautami Bamba

Secretary: Gabbie Evans

Student Bar Association Representative: Caitlion O'Neill

Events and Outreach Coordinator: Meredith Booker

Angola Prison Coalition Chair: Giuliani Alvarenga

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Professor Davida Finger
E-mail: dfinger@loyno.edu

Organization Address:
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
National Lawyers Guild
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail
loyno.nlg@gmail.com

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) international legal fraternity is the oldest legal fraternity in continued existence in the United States today. The fraternity established its 99th Inn, the Black Inn, named after Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1972. Members are selected from those of the student body who have completed at least one semester of study and have attained a ranking in their respective class of at least the top 50 percent. The intent of this organization is to foster an interest in scholarship and provide services to the student body and within the legal community. Additionally, the Inn fosters friendship which has long been the hallmark of the Phi Delta Phi tradition.

Executive Board – 2020-2021

Magister: Alex Baird
Vice Magister: Rachel Rowe
Clerk: Allyson Colomb
Exequecher: Deanna Burbridge
Historian: Madison Torry
Senator: John O'Banion

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Associate Dean Mary Garvey Algero
E-mail: algero@loyno.edu

Organization Address:
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Phi Delta Phi
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail:
phideltaphiloyno@gmail.com

Resources:

Online Payments
PhiDeltaPhi.org

Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) was established in 1988 to provide a forum for students interested in the legal regulation of the sports and entertainment industries. The organization sponsors seminars, workshops, and attends conferences such as the North American Sports, Entertainment & IP Law Conference, and SXSW in Austin, Texas. Most of SELS' meetings are attended by local attorneys who share their experiences and provide guidance in the areas of contract negotiation, licensing, agency, and more.

Executive Board 2020-21

President: Julia Holt

Vice President: Katherine Ranero

Treasurer: Chris Dommermuth

Secretary: Dominic Wilson

SBA Rep: Mary Claire Logue

Social Media Representative: Alexis Chapital

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor
Professor Imre Szalai
E-mail: iszalai@loyno.edu

Organization Address
Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Organization E-mail
loynosels@gmail.com

Resources

Online Payments
Calendar of Events

The Student Bar Association (SBA) was organized in the spring of 1952 and includes all law students enrolled in the day and evening programs of the College of Law. The SBA is governed under a constitution adopted by students. The SBA's purpose is to provide a means of closer unity among all students and to foster mutual cooperation and understanding between the student body, the law faculty, and the legal profession. The SBA of Loyola is a member of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.

Membership dues in the SBA are $250 for all students payable at registration of the freshman year but covering all three (four) years of law school.

The Executive Board of the Student Board Association works diligently to represent the students of Loyola Law to the best of their ability. If any students have any suggestions, comments, or concerns about student life, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Board at loynosba@gmail.com.  

2019-2020 SBA Executive Board

President: Danielle Gonzalez, dsgonzal@my.loyno.edu

ABA/ VP of Student Orgs: Daniel Olivier, dmolivie@my.loyno.edu

VP of Cabinet: Patrick Sens, ptsens@my.loyno.edu

Secretary: Alexandra Baird, anbaird@my.loyno.edu

Academic Affairs Chair: Kayleigh Profumo

Alumni Relations Chair: Alexandra Hymel

Community Outreach: Sabrine Mohamad

Mission and Identity: Sabrine Mohamad

Wellness Chair: Nicholas Rizzo

Special Events Chairs: Shanice Smith-Banks & Christopher Pendleton

Fundraising Chair - Megan Uptegrove

2019-20 SBA Representatives

2L Day Representatives: Waite Reeves and Sucheta Roy

 

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor

Davida Finger, Clinic Professor & Associate Dean of Students

SBA Links

Student Bar Association
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
7214 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
loynosba@gmail.com

The Animal Legal Defense Fund - Loyola New Orleans chapter is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, and raising the profile of the field of animal law.

Executive Board 2020-21

President: Haley Fortezzo-Prater
Vice President: Brittany Grimes
Treasurer: Caitlion O'Neill
Secretary: Sarah Morgan
SBA Rep: 
Social Media Coordinator: Anne-Marie Fortenberry

Contact Information

Faculty Advisors
Professor Blaine LeCesne
E-mail: blecesne@loyno.edu

Professor Karen Sokol
E-mail: kcsokol@loyno.edu

Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law
Animal Legal Defense Fund - Loyola New Orleans Chapter
7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

2020 race judicata logo

 

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 DIRECTOR, Roy 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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