Doctor of Jurisprudence
School of Law
New Orleans, Louisiana
Civil Law, 1998
• Jurisprudence (L 882)
• Constitutional Law Seminar (L 877)
• International Law Seminar (L 884)
• Law and Poverty (L 781)
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is a private law school in New Orleans, Louisiana affiliated with Loyola University New Orleans. Loyola's law school opened in 1914 and is now located on the Broadway Campus of the University in the historic Audubon Park District of the city.
Public Service Award
The Poverty Law Center recognizes Loyola students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice for the disadvantaged. Recipients are chosen from nominations submitted to the Gillis Long office. Awards are presented at a ceremony each spring.
During law school, I was a member and officer of the Public Interest Law Group (LPILG), serving as Treasurer ('95 - '96) and as President ('96 - '97).
The Group has an interest in providing legal services to those who are traditionally underrepresented. LPILG members are interested in a variety of areas of public interest law including: providing legal services to the poor, civil rights work, working as public prosecutors or public defenders, and/or working for other non-profit or public service organizations.
During the spring semester of 1997, I served as a legal intern for Dr. Vicki McNeil, the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. The focus of the internship was Loyola's student judicial process and the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act.
I participated in student disciplinary cases as a Hearing Officer, and conducted a legal evaluation of the student code of conduct. I also served on the "Early Warning Committee," an early detection and intervention effort which involved all of the units within Student Affairs.