Pat Magee, the 2004 graduate of Southern University Law Center, has been selected to lead the Criminal Division of the Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ). With over a decade of service in the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and private practice, his body of work includes creating and implementing the Zoned Area InterventionProgram, which was aimed at lowering the crime and recidivism rates of high poverty areas, serving as prosecutor of the Drug Court Program, and defending the civil liberties of alleged criminals.
In his announcement, Attorney General Jeff Landry had this to say about the SULC alum: “Pat Magee has vast experience ensuring the law is faithfully executed – protecting our civil liberties while keeping our communities safe. I trust Pat will use this knowledge and his passion to serve Louisiana in a manner that honors our office’s commitment to upholding the rule of law, defending the Constitution, and protecting our State’s people.”
Magee, a Lafayette native and veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard, continues his commitment to service through his role as a member of the Southern University Board of Supervisors.