We are proud to announce that PILS and LSU Law’s Career Services are hosting PILS/Public Interest Week from October 24 – 27. For PILS Week, we are hosting a week of presentations and events where legal speakers and panelists during the week to talk about their work in public interest.

Below are important links & a schedule of some of the exciting events we have planned!

RSVP to Public Interest Networking Reception: RSVP now to secure your spot today! Link to Networking Reception RSVP here.

Exciting events we have planned:

  • MONDAY, Careers in Public Interest Panel by CSO – Monday, October 24 @ 12:40 PM in Room 110
    • Come by and hear from legal professionals who have full-time careers in the public interest sector. We are hosting a variety of panelists from different areas of the law who will talk about their work in the public sector. Lunch will be provided! RSVP with Career Services using the following form: https://www.law.lsu.edu/forms/public-interest/.
    •  Panelists:

  • TUESDAY, Pro Bono as a Passion Project Panel – Tuesday, October 25 @ 12:40 PM in Room 106
    • This panel is geared towards attorneys who practice in the private law sector but are very involved with pro bono work. So come on by and listen to local private attorneys who give back! For all those who attend, there will be lunch served!
    •  Panelists:
      • Kenneth Mayeaux, Attorney & Founder of Mayeaux & Associations (Practicing Immigration Law)
      • Adam Parker, Attorney at Butler Snow (Practicing Public Finance, Economic Development, & Governmental Finance)
      • Franz Borghardt, Attorney & Founder of Borghardt Law Firm
      • Jack Harrison, Attorney with Juvenile Justice Clinic

  • TUESDAY, Public Interest Pays Presentation – October 25 @ 3:30 PM in Room 106
    •  Learn about how working in public interest pays! Learn about how to get your student loans forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Our very own Professor Jeffrey Brooks will be speaking about PSLF and his own journey with the program. Food will be served!

  • THURSDAY NIGHT, Public Interest Networking Reception – Thursday, October 27 @ 6:00 PM 
    • If you would like to attend the Networking Reception, please RSVP using this link!
    • We are excited to host the Public Interest Networking Reception. We invite current law students, alumni, organizations that we worked with during PILS Week, and other public interest legal organizations who would like to attend. Students are encouraged to meet and greet with employers and alumni. Attire is business professional.
    • We are honored to announce that Keith Nordyke will be our keynote speaker at the Networking Reception. He will be talking about his career and his public interest work. There will be food served. The reception will be end off with a speech from Mr. Nordyke.
      • Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Nordyke “is a founding, charter member of The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL), has served on many committees of LACDL and the Baton Rouge Criminal Bar Association. In addition to having served as counsel in death penalty cases (including arguing Perry v. Louisiana before the the United States Supreme Court), Keith has been involved in prison and jail litigation for years.  Most recently, successful litigation restored parole rights to all prisoners convicted of armed robbery and seeking eligibility under the state “old timers” law.” Learn more about Mr. Nordyke’s amazing career here.



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