Ignatian Scholars

The Ignatian Law Scholars Program recognizes particularly promising members of the entering law school class, whose applications reflect the Jesuit values of commitment to academic excellence and service to others.  The Ignatian Law Scholars receive a renewable Dean’s Scholarship and assigned faculty and alumni mentors to help with the transition to law school and practice.  In addition, Ignatian Scholars gather for special events each semester to get to know each other and other members of the law school community.

Meet the 2019 Ignatian Law Scholars!

Christopher Abadie graduated from LSU with a B.A. in Political Science.  Christopher also serves as an official for USA Volleyball and for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.  

Caleb Bertrand is a graduate of Tulane University where he received a B.S. in Finance.  While at Tulane, he was twice named all-conference pole vaulter in the American Athletic Conference.

Meredith Booker graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  She then received her M.P.P. from Oregon State University. She has spent the last several years working as a Legislative Aide to Senator Jeffrey A. Merkley of Oregon.

Haley Butler received her B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics from Tulane University.  Prior to coming to law school, Haley worked as an investigator for the Capital Assistance Project in New Orleans.

Maggie M. Daly graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Chemistry and Environmental Studies.  Before coming to law school, Margaret served as a Program Manager for Youth Rebuilding New Orleans where she designs and evaluates youth workforce development programs.

Brooke Hathaway graduated from LSU with a B.A. in Political Science.  Since graduation, she has served as an Economic Research and Policy Analyst with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, an economic development organization.

Alessandra G. Jerolleman received her B.A. in English and Spanish from Tulane University, and her M.P.A. and Ph.Dh in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans.  She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University. 

Carly E. Jonakin graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science.  After graduation, Carly joined Sidley Austin, L.L.P. as a Pro Bono and Appellate Project Assistant.

Calder H. Lamb graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications and minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies.  Since graduation, he has worked at a Fortune 100 energy company, an education services start-up, and in his family’s travel business.

Benjamin Landau-Beispiel received a B.A. in History from Harvard University with a Masters in History and an M.Ed from Temple University.  He is an experienced teacher who has taught in several schools in Pennsylvania and in Vietnam. 

Hailey A. Maldonado graduated from LSU with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Communication Studies.  While in college, Hailey served as a communications intern in the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.

D’Audra I. Metoyer graduated from Xavier University with a B.A. in Political Science.   While at Xavier, D’Audra served as Social Action Chair for the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Sarah T. Morgan received a B.S. in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Since graduation she has been working as a legal assistant and volunteering at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

Caitlion O’Neill graduated from the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management with a B.B.A degree.  Caitlion is the founder of VIRIDIA, the first vegan dairy in Louisiana, and conducts vegan pop-ups and catered events using the dairy’s products.

Daniel A. Quiroa-Tercero graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration.  While at ULL, Daniel was a member of the Moot Court Team and an active member of the Alpha and Omega Church.

William S. Schumacher graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in History and received his Masters in Professional Studies from the Homeland Security Program at Tulane University.  William is an experienced paramedic.

Lily T. Shropshire received her B.S. in Psychology from Spring Hill. While in college, Lily volunteered extensively for organizations that provide legal and tax services to low income people and families. 

Michel Singler graduated from LSU with a B.S. in History.  He recently completed his first Century (100 mile) bike ride.

Grace N. Sossaman received her B.A. in Political Science from LSU. As a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, Grace has volunteered for Prevent Child Abuse America, Girl Scouts of America, and International Girls Day.  

Madison R. Torry is a graduate of Dillard University where she majored in Political Science.  While at Dillard, Madison served as President of the Senior Class Council and was a member of the Mock Trial Team.

 

2018 Ignatian Law Scholars