CURRENT LEGAL INTERNS
Jennifer Maybery is a third year law student at LSU Law Center and a legal clerk at LSU Sea Grant Legal Program.
Originally from Lacassine, Louisiana, Ms. Maybery went to high school at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. She completed undergraduate studies at LSU in 2004, earning a B.A. in English Literature. Before law school, Ms. Maybery worked as a staff manager in the restaurant industry, and during this time, she volunteered with students at Adult Literacy Advocates in Baton Rouge.
At LSU Law Center, Ms. Maybery is the President of the student organization OUTLaw and is the Fellowship and Career Committee Chair for the Public Interest Law Society. During her second year, she worked as an intern at the 19th JDC Public Defenders Office, AIDSLAW of Baton Rouge, and as a judicial clerk the Middle District of Louisiana. She is also a member of the Admiralty Moot Court team.
Ms. Maybery’s research at Sea Grant includes work with administrative law and permitting, citizen’s suits requiring local government infrastructure maintenance, hazard mitigation strategies for coastal communities, public use rights on state-owned river beds, challenges of litigation contesting river diversion structures, and legal concerns raised where local governments seek to provide inland harbors of refuge for commercial fishermen. At the Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy: The 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems conference in March, 2013, Ms. Maybery presented research on the Florida case Jordan v. St. Johns County, discussing the tension between community members’ desire to fortify against erosion and the burden on governments and tax dollars that the high cost of repeated rebuilding can impose. Ms. Maybery’s research and work interests in Public Interest Law, Environmental and Administrative Law, Admiralty, Civil Law, and Property Law.