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Michael Heier

Photo: Michael HeierMichael is a native of Chalmette, Louisiana and a graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans.  In the years since Hurricane Katrina, he has lived in Baton Rouge while attending Louisiana State University, where he majored in Latin and Political Science.  Michael is presently enrolled at the LSU Law Center.  He studied in Lyon, France with the Law Center's study abroad program and will graduate in May 2013. Currently, Michael works for the Louisiana Sea Grant Law and Policy Program, but he has also participated in programs at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office. He plans to sit for the Bar Exam in July, and hopes to practice in criminal or environmental law.  

During his time with Sea Grant, Michael's work has included environmental regulation, resource management, and issues of coastal property ownership.  In particular, he has been involved in projects focused on coastal resilience and disaster management, the development of Mardi Gras Pass as a distributary of the Mississippi River, and presently the legal status of Bayou St. John in New Orleans.  

Michael serves as the President of the Environmental Law Society, the Moot Court Board Vice-President of Internal Competition, and the Marshall of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity at the LSU Law Center.  He has competed in several competitions and advanced to the finals of both the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition and the LSU Law Arbitration Competition.  In the former he was recognized for submitting the best brief, and for performing as a top oralist in the latter.  

Michael has been an active alumnus of the LSU Rugby Club and maintains involvement in the sport with Baton Rouge Rugby.  He spends his summers fishing the Mississippi River delta for tarpon and other popular species, and hunting ducks in the winter.  Michael hopes to remain in southeastern Louisiana, and the New Orleans Metro area in particular.