The Public law Center's staff and students represent disadvantaged clients in the legislative and administrative processes of government, appearing at the legislature and before state agencies to present the bills and proposed regulations they have researched and drafted for client groups. The Center also provides general legal consultation and representation to nonprofit organizations in transactional matters.
In addition, the Center conducts a variety of international training events, both domestically and abroad, for legislative drafting staff, public officials, and non-governmental organizations. These three areas of activity constitute the Center's mission—to educate law students, to represent disadvantaged clients, and to provide international training that supports the global movement toward democratization.
The Public Law Center aids traditionally under-represented groups, such as the elderly and disabled, before state legislative and agency proceedings. Its staff and student attorneys have worked to pass laws in every session of the Louisiana legislature since 1990.Learn More
The International Legislative Drafting Institute is a two-week summer program that responds to the worldwide demand on legislative drafting personnel for new laws supporting the emergence of free market economies and democratic forms of government. The Institute has graduated hundreds of legislative drafting personnel from more than 85 jurisdictions around the globe.Learn More
The Public Law Center (TPLC) is coordinating a Council Transition Project that is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Orleans, the Norman Francis Leadership Institute at Xavier University, and the Institute of Politics at Loyola University.Learn More
In November 2012, The Public Law Center celebrated its 25th anniversary. For a quarter of a century, TPLC has provided clinical legal education to law students, advocacy services for traditionally underrepresented clients, and international training of legislative drafters from around the globe. We’ve brought an extraordinary community together during the journey. Here are some remembrances from the celebration.Learn More