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Law professor awarded bar association's Lifetime Achievement Award

Loyola press release - June 8, 2009

The Louisiana State Bar Association awarded Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Luz M. Molina the 2009 David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, May 19, at a reception hosted by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Molina, the Jack Nelson Distinguished Professor of Law, was recognized for 30 years of legal advocacy on behalf of underserved communities.

Molina works in the Loyola Law Clinic with student practitioners in labor and employment law practice as part of her Workplace Justice Project, which is supported by the Southern Poverty Law Center. She also directs the Extern Program and serves as the faculty responsible for these students’ placement, supervision and instruction.

The award, which "recognizes individuals whose work demonstrates a life-long commitment to the provision of legal services to the poor and to the significant enhancement of the pro bono movement," is awarded annually to a Louisiana attorney who has practiced at least 15 years.

"I am humbled by this award, which I share with the many clients I have had the privilege of serving over the last 30 years," Molina said.

For more information on the Loyola College of Law, contact James Shields at 504-861-5888 or by e-mail at jshields@loyno.edu.