Louisiana Capital Assistance Center


  A Non-Profit Law Office

636 Baronne Street
 New Orleans La 70113  USA
 Ph. +1 (504) 558 9867
 Fax. +1 (504) 558 0378



  Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (LCAC) is a non-profit capital trial organization deeply committed to providing quality legal representation to poor people facing the death penalty in Louisiana and throughout the South.  The LCAC emphasizes client-centered representation, constantly seeks to develop new and innovative advocacy strategies, and also pursues systemic litigation related to issues involving racism in the criminal justice system. 

Capital Defense Summer Law Clerks

LCAC is seeking dedicated summer law clerks to assist attorneys with all aspects of our cases. Our work is both high volume and high stakes, and as a result, it is demanding, meaningful, and rewarding. Over the course of their summer, interns can expect to make a substantive contribution to the fight against the death penalty in the Deep South. We are looking for individuals who will bring enthusiasm and diligence to their work, and who share our deep commitment to public service and to indigent defense.

Specific tasks that summer law clerks assist with include but are not limited to visiting clients, legal research and writing, monitoring court proceedings, gathering, processing and summarizing records, social science research, and gathering statistical data. Each law clerk in our summer class is supervised directly by staff attorneys and has the opportunity to assist with cases those attorneys are working on.

Interested applicants should send the following materials to , with “Summer Law Clerk Application” in the subject line:

1) A resume,
2) A cover letter detailing their interest in capital defense work,
3) A writing sample (a non-legal writing sample is acceptable), and
4) Two references.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early and applicants are considered on a rolling basis.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to the formal summer law clerk program, LCAC happily welcomes full- and part-time volunteers and interns who are not studying law at US law schools. The work performed by these volunteers varies with the qualifications and interest of the applicant. Opportunities are available year-round and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents interested in applying should send a resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in capital defense work to with “Volunteer application” in the subject line.

LCAC also welcomes interns from abroad. Volunteer work by foreign nationals is arranged through Reprieve. Please visit the website or contact your local Reprieve office located at:

United Kingdom: Reprieve – or e-mail
Australia: Reprieve Australia or e-mail
United States: Reprieve (US)or e-mail



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