The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center launched its latest program, Graduates for Justice: Postgraduate Internship, in August 2016.
The postgraduate internship program offers full-time, short-term employment opportunities to recent Loyola law graduates waiting for results from the Louisiana Bar Examination. Postgraduate interns work for eight weeks from early September until late October (eight weeks), earning $4,200.00. Postgraduate interns will work with local legal services offices. Paid interns gain invaluable legal experience and skills while assisting the indigent in our community.
Pictured: Laura Tuggle and Amanda Huff Brown
"I have been spending most of my time out in the community at FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Centers (“DRCs”) doing intake work and giving legal information to those that were affected by the August 2016 flooding events in South Louisiana. It is unfortunate that legal problems such as contractor fraud, consumer and foreclosure issues, and landlord/tenant issues arise in this time and add extra stressors on the flood survivors, but it feels good to know that as a representative of SLLS, I am able to point them in the right direction to resolve their problems as quickly as possible." Amanda Huff Brown, Graduate for Justice, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services