Madeleine M. Landrieu became Dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law on July 1, 2017. Prior to her appointment, she served as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana,and prior to that as a trial court judge on the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. During her 16-year tenure in the judiciary, Dean Landrieu served as President of both the Louisiana District Judges Association and the Louisiana Judicial College.
Dean Landrieu has spent a large part of her career advocating for improvements in laws and policies relative to children who come before the courts as a result of abuse or neglect. She is a founding Board member of the Louisiana Institute for Children in Families, and was instrumental in the launch of Louisiana’s Quality Parenting Initiative and Louisiana Fosters, efforts to raise awareness about the needs of abused and neglected children and their families. Since 2008, Dean Landrieu has served as Chair of New Judge Training for all newly elected judges in Louisiana.
Dean Landrieu is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors. This past summer, Dean Landrieu received the inaugural President’s Award from the Louisiana Judicial College for her “dedication to judicial education, particularly in the areas of new judge training and mentorship.” She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Covenant House, New Orleans, a service provider for homeless, at-risk, and trafficked youth.