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The LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs are administered by Prof. Jeff Brooks, the Preis PLC Director of Advocacy & Professional Practice, and by Annie Scardulla, the LSU Law Center Advocacy Fellow.

Jeffrey C. Brooks

Preis PLC Director of Advocacy and Professional Practice
Director of Field placement & Advocacy Programs
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

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Jeffrey Brooks joined the LSU Law Center faculty in 2010. He is the faculty director of the Law Center’s Field placement Program and of its moot court, mock trial, and alternative dispute resolution program (the Advocacy Program).

Prior to joining the Law Center faculty, Brooks practiced law as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department, where he was a trial attorney representing the City of New York and the New York City Police Department in federal civil rights cases, particularly the complex litigation arising out of mass arrests made during the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Prof. Brooks is a 2006 graduate of Tulane University Law School, where he was named to the Order of the Barristers. While at Tulane, he was the Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of Law and Sexuality, a Senior Justice on Tulane’s Moot Court Board, the President of its Public Interest Law Society, and a member of Tulane’s Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and National Environmental Law Moot Court Team. Prof. Brooks received a B.A. in Geography-Anthropology from Vassar College in 2003.

Prof. Brooks is highly active in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world’s largest moot court competition, as a judge and administrator. He was the author of the 2017 Jessup Problem, the Case Concerning the Sisters of the Sun, and was the recipient of the competition’s 2016 Pamela Young Award and 2015 Steven M. Schneebaum Award.

Prof. Brooks is an active licensed member of the New York State Bar.

Annie Scardulla

Advocacy Fellow

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Anna Scardulla graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2014. During her time in law school, Scardulla was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, served as President of the 2013-14 Moot Court Board, served as research assistant to John Randall Trahan, the Louis B. Porterie Professor of Law and Saul Litvinoff Distinguished Professor of Law, and served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Brian A. Jackson, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Before returning to LSU Law in 2017, Ms. Scardulla worked as an associate with McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy McDaniel & Welch, LLC doing primarily automotive products liability litigation in Louisiana state and federal courts. She also served as a Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Observer of the Louisiana State Law Institute for the 2016 term. As the Law Center’s Advocacy Fellow, Scardulla now teaches, coaches, and assists in the administration of the Law Center’s moot court, trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution programs. She also provides student instruction related to advocacy skills, including brief writing, motion practice, and litigation case management. Outside of the legal community, Scardulla works closely with local non-profit New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness (“NOAAHH”) and the Create. Inspire. Change. Theater Company.