CURRENT LEGAL INTERNS
Jacob LaBorde is a law clerk at Sea Grant and a third-year law student at the LSU Law Center. Mr. LaBorde is the former President of the student organization OUTLaw and is the current Vice President of External Competitions for the LSU Moot Court Board. He is also on the external Environmental Moot Court Team and has advanced to octofinals in the internal Tullis Moot Court competition. Mr. LaBorde has recently received a CALI award for receiving the highest grade in Natural Resources Law and Policy. While at the LSU Law Center, Mr. Laborde has worked a research assistant, conducting research into areas such as post-Katrina related claims, Mississippi River diversions, as well as law enforcement privilege and settlement negotiation privilege. Currently at Sea Grant, he is working on projects involving the National Flood Insurance Program and eco-tourism liability.
Mr. LaBorde is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and a graduate of Saint Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette. After graduating from high school, Mr. LaBorde attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Environmental and Sustainable Resources. Upon graduation, he worked in the environmental consulting field, helping clients navigate the complex world of environmental compliance. It was during his years of environmental consulting that Mr. LaBorde discovered his passion for environmental law and policy.