Summer PILS Fellowships Awarded to Thirteen LSU Law Students

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.