After graduating from Catholic Law this week, graduate Elisabeth Daigle '20 will begin her work this fall as the inaugural E.D. White Fellow for the Solicitor General’s Office, Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ). The E.D. White Fellow will work with Solicitor General Liz Murrill, her deputies, and Assistant Attorneys General, and support staff on civil and criminal matters involving significant constitutional, statutory, and policy questions. As a fellow, Daigle will provide appellate advice to all LADOJ Divisions; prepare or oversee the preparation of briefs, petitions, and other papers filed in appellate courts; and could argue appeals in federal and state courts.
Daigle shared, “I am originally from Louisiana, so I decided to take the Louisiana bar. I wanted to return home, but I wasn’t sure what I would do post-grad. Back in my 1L spring semester, I saw the position listing online when I was job searching for a summer associate position but the posting sought recent law school grads, so I did not apply. Two years later, I formally applied and interviewed with the Solicitor General after having been introduced to the SG at a conference. I am very excited to begin this fall as the state’s inaugural ED White fellow. The position is brand new, so the online job description is really just a scope of potential responsibilities that I could be assigned.”