Hector Linares

Hector LinaresAssociate Clinical Professor
Coordinator of Skills and Experential Learning                                     Loyola University New Orleans College of Law                                

7214 St. Charles Avenue, Box 902
New Orleans, LA 70118

Service & Leadership                                                                  Louisiana State Law Institute Children’s Code Committee       LSBA Children’s Law Committee                                                    JTIP Summer Academy Faculty                                                     JTIP-Certified Trainer

Education                                                                                                                                                                      JD, New York University School of Law, 2003                                                                                                        BA, Tulane University, 2000

Bar Admission                                                                                                                                                 Louisiana, 2004

Professor Linares is an Associate Clinical Professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. In his capacity as the Coordinator of Skills & Experiential Learning at Loyola, he oversees the school’s Externship Program and Skills Curriculum. His academic interests include juvenile and criminal law.  Professor Linares has published an article entitled An Open Door to the Criminal Courts: Analyzing the Evolution of Louisiana’s System for Juvenile Waiver, 71 La. L. Rev. 191 (2010), and is an editor of The Louisiana Juvenile Defender Trial Practice Manual. Before joining the faculty at Loyola, Professor Linares taught the Juvenile Defense Clinic and the Public Interest Externship Course at the LSU Law Center. Prior to entering academia, he was a juvenile public defender in New Orleans at Juvenile Regional Services (now Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights).  He also practiced disability rights law as a supervising attorney at Protection & Advocacy, Inc. in Los Angeles, California.  He began his career as the Southern Poverty Law Center Special Education Fellow at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, where his advocacy on behalf of disabled students was nationally recognized through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Award for Distinguished Advocacy for the Educational Rights of Children with Disabilities.  Professor Linares has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Louisiana Public Defender Board, the Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Service, and the Innocence Project – New Orleans. He currently serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute’s Children’s Code Committee, the LSBA’s Children’s Law Committee, and the Southern Juvenile Defender Center Advisory Committee.