Suit Up for the Future - Online Registration is Open!
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.
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 fill out the online application by clicking here
. The deadline is April 13, 2015.
Students 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have additional questions regarding the program, please send an email to email@example.com
.More Suit Up information...
Suit Up 2014 - See Oral Presentations of the Class of 2014!
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2014 made oral and memorandum presentations on the last two days of their session. Students were divided into two teams: FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented a memorandum and an oral arguement to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included:
- Judge Karen Wells Roby, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
- Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr., U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District.
- Judge Susie Morgan, U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District.
- Judge Jane Margaret Triche-Milazzo , U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District.
- Judge Roland L. Belsome, Jr., Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal
- Civil Judge Tiffany Gautier Chase, judge for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court (Division A).
See the students as they present their oral arguments.
Click here to view Bria I. Hays
and Saul Garcia Amezuca
make their presentations.
Click here to view Miles E. Ballard
and Morgan-Me'Lyn Grant
present their arguments. Miles was chosen as the Best Oralist and Morgan-Me'Lyn was selected as the Best Writer. Miles was also chosen as a runner-up for Best Writer.
Click here to view David Louis Lawson, Jr
. and Sarah Chiasson
make their cases.
Click here to view Sara DeRouen
and Carine Mary Lama
as they present their arguments. Sara was a runner-up as Best Writer and Carine was a runner-up as Best Oralist.
Click here to view Skyler Katie Ockman
and Cassidy Marie Wells
make their presentations. Cassidy was also a runner-up for Best Oralist.
Click here to view Hannah Marie Lampo
and John Patrick Larson
present their arguments. Hannah was selected as a runner-up for Best Writer.
Click here to view Alexis Nicole Calderon
and Synise Jonquil Pierre
as they make their cases.
Click here to view Evan Vedros
and Amanda Angela Addison
make the final presentations. Evan was also a runner-up for Best Oralist.
PHOTO ID: Miles E. Ballard
Suit Up for the Future 2014 - Photos From Field Trips and Class Activities
to see the photos from the three week 2014 Suit Up for the Future Legal Institute. Photos include trips to courthouses, varous classroom activities and presenters, and the students' final oral presentations to the judges' panel.