CURRENT LEGAL INTERNS
Jennifer Maybery is a second-year law student at LSU Law Center and a legal clerk at LSU Sea Grant Legal Program. Originally from Lacassine, LA, Ms. Maybery left to attend high school at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. She attended LSU for undergraduate studies from 2000-2004, earning a B.A. in English Literature. Before attending 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 VP of Programming and Support for the student organization OUTLaw and is a member of the Public Interest Law Society; she has served as an extern at the 19 th JDC Public Defenders Office, AIDSLAW of Baton Rouge, and the Townsley Law Firm in Lake Charles. At LSU Sea Grant, she has provided research on topics such as administrative law and permitting processes, citizen’s suits concerning local government’s responsibilities and infrastructure upkeep, hazard mitigation strategies for coastal communities, and the scope of public rights on state-owned river beds. At the Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy: The 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems conference in March, 2013, Ms. Maybery is presenting 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, Civil Law, and Property Law.