Leanne Saloom Howell is a staff attorney for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where she has held multiple law clerk positions for almost 30 years. Her position with the Court focuses on prisoner civil rights litigation, habeas corpus, legal research and writing and other administrative duties. Mrs. Howell is a licensed attorney in the State of Louisiana in good standing since 1987, with memberships in the Bars of the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the Federal Court Clerks Association since 1989.
Mrs. Howell earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 1987 and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 1984.
Mrs. Howell has taught at SoPA since January of 1989. She was honored to receive the John Percy Dyer Award in 2008 for her distinguished service and commitment to the education of students at Tulane University.
Mrs. Howell has been a guest lecturer and panel participant at numerous professional education seminars addressing topics such as legal writing for paralegals, trends in civil rights and federal habeas corpus law and federal law clerk training and development. She also served by invitation of the Federal Judicial Center on planning committees for a national legal education convention and for the development of competencies for federal law clerks around the country.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
I enjoy road trips off of the main highways, weekends at the beach, and playing a round of golf on a very forgiving course.
Without saying what the category is, what are your top five?
Crescent City Steakhouse, Galatoires, Hummus & More, and in Lafayette, Alesi's Pizza and La Fonda's.
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
My favorite things about SoPA are the energy and innovation of all involved, from the Dean, Associate Deans and Directors, to the staff and faculty. There is a fresh and constant focus on the students and providing a well-balanced, modern curriculum rooted in the fundamentals. That is what a Tulane University degree is all about.