LSU Law Parole and Reentry Clinic attorneys honored with awards

Jane Hogan and Keith Nordyke, attorneys working with the LSU Law Center’s Parole and Reentry Clinic, were recently honored at a pair of receptions.

Hogan, staff attorney in the LSU Law Parole & Reentry Clinic, was awarded the “Outstanding Young Lawyer’s Award” by the National Association of Counsel for Children on July 28. Hogan is a 2013 graduate of the LSU Juvenile Clinic and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform since that time.

Hogan is currently in private practice representing children and parents. In her short career, she has distinguished herself as a fierce advocate for her clients, and has successfully argued more appeals on behalf of children and parents in Louisiana than many attorneys who have practiced for years.

“From the very beginning, I saw in Jane an unwavering refusal to accept the injustices that befall our vulnerable juvenile clients in a flawed and under-resourced system,” read Hogan’s award recommendation.

Nordyke was awarded the “Agent of Change Award” at the 2017 Reentry Benefiting Families Spark Plug Gala on Aug. 3 at the Governor’s Mansion. Nordyke (’79) is a part-time Adjunct Clinical Professor teaching in the Parole and Reentry Clinic and a partner at the law firm of Nordyke and Greenfield, LLC, practicing exclusively in parole, pardon and other prison related litigation.

He was the recipient of the 2013 LSU Law Center Public Service Award for his work with the state prison system, and in 2013, Nordyke was inducted to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.

Jane Hogan, right, and LSU Law Parole Clinic student Torrie Lawson celebrate after winning early release for their client at Hunt Correctional Center in Fall 2016

Keith Nordyke, center, was awarded the “Agent of Change Award” at the 2017 Reentry Benefiting Families Spark Plug Gala on Aug. 3 at the Governor’s Mansion. With Nordyke is, left, Andrew Hundley, Volunteer Reentry Coordinator with the LSU Parole Clinic, and LSU Law’s Director of Clinical Legal Education Robert Lancaster, right.

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