Student M.J. Hernandez selected to be LSU Law representative in 2017 Summer Access to Justice Leadership Program

Chris Vitenas (’15) from Baker Donelson, M.J. Hernandez (’19), and Professor Robert Lancaster are photographed at the Louisiana Supreme Court during the orientation for the LSBA Access to Justice Summer Fellow Leadership Program.

M.J. Hernandez (’19) was selected to be the LSU Law Fellow in the 2017 Summer Access to Justice Leadership Program sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Hernandez was selected as LSU’s representative because of his outstanding academic success and his demonstrated potential to be future leader in the Louisiana Bar. He is sponsored by the Baker Donelson law firm.

As a designated future leader, Hernandez will participate in a six-week-long internship, and work directly with judges, policy makers, and legal service providers to gain first-hand exposure to the unmet civil legal needs of Louisiana’s indigent population.

“M.J. has proven himself during his first year of law school at LSU, and members of the faculty selection committee as well as members of Baker Donelson see promise in his leadership abilities. We all expect great things from him as he enters the profession, and his experience as an Access to Justice Summer Fellow will introduce him to people who will help propel him forward in his chosen career path,” said Professor Robert Lancaster, who serves on the fellowship programming committee at the LSBA.

The 2017 Program kicked on Monday, May 15. M.J. and the three other Fellows toured the Louisiana Supreme Court and ate lunch with Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson (’69).