New Gillis Long Programs

In an effort to further our mission of serving the Loyola community, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center recently introduced three new programs to support students and graduates committed to social justice.

New Programs: 

Fall and Spring Internships: The Fall and Spring Internship Programs provide opportunities for second, third, and fourth year students to work as interns in legal services offices in New Orleans. Paid interns gain invaluable legal experience and skills while assisting the indigent in the community. Interns work for 15 hours per week for eight weeks, earning $2,000.00. Four offices participated in our program: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Pro Bono Project, Louisiana Civil Justice Center, and Advocacy Center.

Graduates for Justice: 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, earning $4,200.00. We placed three postgraduate interns with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, with one intern devoted to disaster relief efforts after the historic floods last year. We also placed one intern with the Advocacy Center.

Gillis Long Social Justice Fellowship: the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) offered a one-year paid fellowship to a recent Loyola College of Law graduate. The Gillis Long Social Justice Fellow will work for one year in the SLLS Houma Office, providing civil legal services to the indigent.

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