Courses: Elder Law Clinic, Community Property, Successions and Donations, Law Office Practice
Expertise: Elder Law, Rights of the Elderly, Successions Law, Trusts, Community Property
Dorothy Jackson, Associate Clinical Professor for the Elder Law Clinic, received her B.A. from Louisiana Tech University and her J.D. from the Southern University Law Center. Jackson created the structure for the Elder Law Clinic during fall 1998 and began accepting students in the clinic in spring 1999 . Jackson was an Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice from 1994 through 1998, where she litigated numerous road hazard cases on behalf of the state. From 1991 through 1992, Jackson was in private practice handling a variety of cases, including successions, divorce, custody, personal injury, and criminal defense. From 1992 to 1994 she was an associate with the firm Davis & Singleton in Shreveport, Louisiana, where her civil practice included insurance and agency defense work, as well as domestic matters, probate, personal injury, and general liability. During this time, she was also a Special Assistant Attorney General working under contract with the State of Louisiana on civil rights, workers’ compensation, general liability, and road hazard cases.
Since joining the Law Center faculty, Professor Jackson has joined several civic and community organizations focusing on providing assistance to the elderly in East Baton Rouge Parish. She has been a board member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging since 2006, a board member of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana since 2002 and was a member of the Planning Committee for the Conference on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren from 1999-2001. Professor Jackson conducts numerous workshops and seminars on Elder Law issues for various community groups and organizations throughout the year. When time and schedules permit, Professor Jackson allows her clinic students to participate in community outreach efforts.