2017 Suit Up for the Future Program Welcomes 12 High School Students

The LSBA, in partnership with the Louisiana Bar Foundation and Just the Beginning, welcomed the students on June 12 for the start of the three-week program.

Presentations were made by LSBA President-Elect Barry H. Grodsky; U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby, Eastern District of Louisiana, JTB coordinator; and LSBA Pipeline to Diversity and Outreach Co-Chairs Scherri N. Guidry, 15th JDC Public Defenders Office, and Monique M. Edwards, The Edwards Law Group, L.L.C.

Professor Emily A. Bishop, Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University College of Law, provided the students with their first introduction to a law school abridged course, “Legal Writing.”

Suit Up for the Future (a pipeline program) is a three-week legal institute that offers high school students the opportunity to experience abridged law courses, shadow attorneys and attend field trips to law schools and courts. Over the course of the program, students will be introduced to legal documents, lawyers and the legal system, all designed to assist them in pondering the important question, “Do I really want to be a lawyer?”

To view the 2017 Suit Up program in action, go to the Suit Up Facebook page,

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