Louisiana for Equal Justice

In 2008, Equal Justice America launched its Louisiana for Equal Justice campaign to increase legal services to the poor by creating additional Law Student Fellowships in the state, putting more law students to work with Louisiana legal aid organizations.

Funding for EJA Fellowships for LSU, Loyola University of New Orleans, Southern University and Tulane law students derive from our Louisiana for Equal Justice campaign. (To be eligible for an EJA Fellowship, students from these schools must find placements with legal aid organizations in Louisiana.)

The following law students have received Equal Justice America Fellowships since our launch of Louisiana for Equal Justice. Your support will help us expand our program to put more law students to work in Louisiana on behalf of the poor.

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(Equal Justice America is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation unaffiliated with any law school.)

Please click the links below to read more about the students’ EJA Fellowships.

“I am confident that I want to spend the rest of my professional career working on this issue…I am grateful that this summer [at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights] provided me the space and opportunity to be able to delve into this work in such a supportive and educational context. I am especially grateful that Equal Justice America made it possible for me to do so without having to feel like I was sacrificing my own financial well-being at the same time.”– Keiler Beers, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2018

Fall 2018
  • A’Niya Robinson (Loyola University of New Orleans) is working at the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans.
Summer 2018
  • Keiler Beers (UCLA) worked at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights in New Orleans.
  • Whitney Braunstein (NYU) worked at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice.
Fall 2015
  • Alexis Depp (Northeastern University) is working at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans.
Summer 2015

  • Taylor Poe (Brooklyn Law) worked at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights in New Orleans.
  • Sarah Manasevit (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall) worked at Community Mediation Services in New Orleans.
  • Derek Warden (LSU) worked at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans.
Summer 2014
  • Danielle Alvarado (Northeastern University), Han Lu (UCLA) and
    Tim Shadix (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall) worked at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice.
  • Timothy Flanagan (Northeastern University) worked at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in New Orleans.
  • Jeremy Woolard (Tulane University) worked at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
Spring 2014
  • Hannah Adams (Northeastern University) worked at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.

  • Madeline Thomson (Northeastern University) worked at New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice.

Summer 2013
  • Bryan Lopez (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall) worked at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice.
  • Tyler Whittenberg (Tulane University) worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights – Community Justice Clinic in New Orleans.
Summer 2012
  • Anna Christensen (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall) and Justine Palacios (Tulane University) worked at Loyola Legal Clinic (Center for Constitutional Rights) in New Orleans.
  • Garret DeReus (Tulane University) worked at Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center.
Summer 2011
  • Lucy DeLaCour (Tulane University) worked at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.
  • Gabriel Newland (University of Michigan) and Krystal Norton (Loyola University of New Orleans) worked at the Loyola New Orleans Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice.
Summer 2010
  • Christopher Hairston (Tulane University) and Mary Mustaller (Tulane University) worked at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans.
  • Changhee “Daniel” Lee (LSU) worked at Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services in Baton Rouge.
  • Hollis Lewis (Southern University) worked at Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center in Baton Rouge.
  • Sonji Moore (Southern University) worked at Health Law Advocates of Louisiana.
Summer 2009
  • Tyler Douglas (Loyola University of New Orleans) worked at New Orleans Legal Assistance.
  • Kate Lee (Cornell) worked at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
  • Homero Lopez Jr. (Tulane University) and Pellerree Steadman (Tulane University) worked at the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Fall 2008
  • Laila Hlass (Columbia University Class of 2008) began a two-year $80,000 post-graduate EJA Fellowship at the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University.
Summer 2008
  • Samika Boyd (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall) and Homero Lopez (Tulane University) worked at New Orleans Legal Assistance.
  • Evelyn Breithaupt (Harvard) worked at the Student Hurricane Network in New Orleans
  • Joseph Briggett (Tulane University) worked at the Advocacy Center of Louisiana in New Orleans.
  • Shannon Moore-Langston (Brooklyn) worked at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.