PAST LEGAL INTERNS
Ryan M. Seidemann
Legal Intern from May 2001 – August 2003
- B.A. – Florida State University – 1996
- M.A. – Louisiana State University – 1999
- B.C.L. – Louisiana State University – 2003
- J.D. – Louisiana State University – 2003
- Chief, Lands & Natural Resources Section, Civil Division, Louisiana Department of Justice
- Adjunct Professor, Southern University Law Center
What was your favorite project while working at Louisiana Sea Grant?
Researching and writing about incentives for wetlands preservation.
How did your work at Louisiana Sea Grant prepare you for your current job?
My Sea Grant work was largely an academic version of the work that I do now. It gave me a background into many of the lands, resources, and environmental issues that I now deal with on a daily basis. It also allowed me to hone my research and writing skills prior to having to do it for a living.
Any advice for students interested in environmental or coastal law issues?
These areas are fascinating aspects of the law and the issues are seldom the same from day-to-day. While it is important to take the basic classes during school, practical experience, even if it is not in a traditional law firm setting, is invaluable. There are few entities that provide students with the foundation for these areas like the Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program.