Diversity Outreach to Students

Diversity Outreach to Students


The LSBA is pleased to offer outreach to middle school, high school, and college students to expose them to positive attorney role models and make them aware of the advantages of a law degree.

Additionally, the LSBA offers unique opportunities for diverse law students of all levels to gain knowledge about the professional and employment side of the noble practice of law. As such, the LSBA will host a variety of professional development programs and job/internship fairs for law students.

If you are interested in participating in or sponsoring programs such as these, please contact Tricia Pierre.


Outreach to Students News and Announcements

Suit Up for the Future - High School Legal Institute and Internship Program
The Louisiana State Bar Association in partnership with the Just the Beginning Foundation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation hosts an annual internship program. This program is available to incoming high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who are interested in the legal profession. Students participate in a three-week legal institute, during which they attend an abridged law school session, field trips to law schools and courts, and an internship consisting of shadowing at area law offices and courts. Students provide their own transportation and housing. This year's program was held from June 9-27, 2014. Please click here if you would like to see the 2014 program booklet.

The 2015 session will be held June 15-26 and July 6-10. Eligible students (students entering the 11th or 12th Grade in the Fall of 2015---or entering their first year of college) interested in attending the 2015 session should watch this site for registration information. There is an online application process and the deadline is April 13, 2015. Student interns will receive notification of class acceptance by May 15, 2015.

If your school would like to have an LSBA speaker come in-person to make a presentation about the Suit Up for the Future internship program to the students, please contact the Director of Member Outreach and Diversity, Louisiana State Bar Association (tricia.pierre@lsba.org)




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