Welcome to the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center

Founded in 1985, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center enables the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law to expand its legal education and public service activities both within and beyond the boundaries of the greater metropolitan New Orleans area.

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center promotes legal research and education about the challenges facing disadvantaged individuals and assists those providing legal services to those unable to afford representation. The Gillis Long Poverty Long Center finances a variety of educational and service programs including: student summer internships in legal services offices; the Pro Bono Program; and loan repayment assistance to graduates providing legal assistance to the poor. The center sponsors publication of the Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual; the annual Gillis Long Public Service Awards; as well as lectures and other public interest events.