Gillis Long Poverty Law Center
For more than 30 years, the College of Law has facilitated representation of low-income people through the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. Access to civil legal services is transformative for low-income and vulnerable people. This Center was founded to give students and graduates the opportunity to engage in lawyering for those who would not otherwise have access to legal services.
Why Choose Gillis Long?
Bonnie Rees, J.D. Candidate '23
If you are thinking of applying for Gillis Long I say go for it! That's what I did last summer when I was employed at CrescentCare. You can work hard, learn practical skills in an expansive topical range of civil legal matters, and it's for a good cause. Never stop networking!
Armando J. Troche-Dávila, J.D. '20
I worked for the Pro Bono Project through Gillis Long. The value of Gillis Long lies in the opportunity to help those in need, and working with people who care about providing students with legal experience. I would recommend Gillis Long to any student in search for exposure to the legal profession, regardless of what legal field they intend to practice.
Patrick Jackson, J.D. '20
Working with Gillis Long was a fulfilling experience. I enjoyed helping clients at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services avoid foreclosure and solve other housing issues. No matter what advocacy route you want to pursue, Gillis Long is a great start.
Graduates Giving Back
After graduating from law school, many alumni want to pursue public interest careers. The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center financially supports graduates committed to serving the legal needs of low-income communities.