Thirteen LSU Law students have received Public Interest Law (PILS) Fellowships for the summer. The students were selected through a competitive application process, and each will receive a $2,000 stipend to pursue work in a variety of public interest areas. The stipends were funded by the Law Center.
The following are the students who received fellowships and where they will be working:
- Jonathan Brown – Southwest Louisiana Law Center, Lake Charles.
- Airzola Cleaves – Capital Area Legal Services, Baton Rouge.
- Amanda Darby – Capital Area Legal Services, Baton Rouge.
- Jeanette Dewitt – Southwest Louisiana Law Center, Lake Charles and Capital Area Legal Services, Baton Rouge.
- Andre Gaudin – Orleans District Attorney.
- Laura Beth Graham – Child Advocacy Center, Baton Rouge.
- Mallory Hedditch – 16th JDC Family Court.
- LaToya Jordan – Federal Public Defender’s Office, New Orleans.
- Kyle Marunick – 23rd JDC District Attorney.
- Carrie Mills – Federal Public Defender, Baton Rouge.
- Tara Peveto – Catholic Charities, Baton Rouge.
- Lynn Austin – Wild South, North Carolina.
- Nick Martin – Gwinnett County Juvenile Court, Georgia.
PILS is a student run organization that strives to foster student interest and action in the public interest community. Its mission is to provide like-minded students an opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience through exposure to areas of the law that aid the public.
PILS provides pro bono and community service activities, educational lectures, and a public interest career counselor to raise awareness of issues faced by the immediate community and beyond.