Hector LinaresAssistant Professor of Professional Practice
Professor Linares has been teaching and supervising student attorneys in the Juvenile Defense Clinic since 2009. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Studies in 2000 from Tulane University and his J.D. in 2003 from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Review of Law and Social Change. His academic interests include juvenile and criminal law. Professor Linares has published an article entitled An Open Door to the Criminal Courts: Analyzing the Evolution of Louisiana’s System for Juvenile Waiver, 71 La. L. Rev. 191 (2010), and is an editor of The Louisiana Juvenile Defender Trial Practice Manual.
Before joining the faculty at LSU, Professor Linares was a staff attorney at Juvenile Regional Services, the juvenile public defender’s office for Orleans Parish. He also practiced disability rights law as a supervising attorney at Protection & Advocacy, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. He began his career as the Southern Poverty Law Center Special Education Fellow at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, where his advocacy on behalf of disabled students was nationally recognized through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Award for Distinguished Advocacy for the Educational Rights of Children with Disabilities. Professor Linares serves on the Louisiana Public Defender Board as the representative of the Louisiana State Law Institute’s Children’s Code Committee. He also serves as the Law Center’s appointee to the Board of Trustees for the Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Service and is a member of the Southern Juvenile Defender Center Advisory Committee.