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Louisiana Supreme Court Honors Fordham Law's PIRC Director

November 01, 2007

The Supreme Court of Louisiana and the Louisiana State Bar Association honored Director of Student Organizations & Publicity of Fordham Law's Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) Hillary Exter along with other attorneys and legal services professionals in a New Orleans ceremony on October 1.

Ms. Exter has worked alongside over 60 Fordham Law students and faculty as part of each Student Hurricane Network legal delegation to the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina and Rita hit.

"With [their] unwavering support during this period," stated the Louisiana Chief Justice Pascal Calogero and State Bar President S. Guy DeLaup in a letter to Exter and the other honorees. "We were able to begin the recovery process while demonstrating the viability of Louisiana and preserving the rule of law."

"I am deeply indebted to those we have worked with me in New Orleans, our extraordinary students in the Student Hurricane Network, and to the law school which provided me the opportunity to play a role in meeting the challenge of responding to the legal needs of the people and communities in the Gulf Coast," Exter said.

In addition to her position with Fordham Law, Exter has done pro bono work with the Advancement Project, New Orleans Worker Justice Coalition, New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice, Orleans Public Defenders, New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, and the Peoples Hurricane Relief Fund.

"I have been very impressed with the work that Ms. Exter and our PIRC students are doing," said Fordham Law Dean and Paul Fuller Chair of Law William Michael Treanor, "and I am delighted by this well-earned recognition."

For more information about Fordham Law’s Public Interest Resource Center, click here.