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U.S. Attorney Finley speaks to LSUE and Southern University law students

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

EUNICE/BATON ROUGE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley visited Louisiana State University at Eunice and Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge this week to talk about her office’s role in administering justice.

“I always enjoy spending time with our future leaders,” Finley said.  “If I can encourage or inspire any of them to strive for excellence and commit to sacrifice, no matter their career choice, then we all benefit.

The U.S. Attorney and FBI Senior Supervisory Resident Agent Don Bostic spoke to students at LSU at Eunice during an Introduction to Criminal Justice class on March 23, 2015.  Finley and Bostic gave a presentation on the federal criminal process. They touched on the role of social media in criminal cases, the relationship between federal law enforcement and local law enforcement, the work that goes into investigating a case, the various jobs offered within the Department of Justice, and the makeup of the Western District of Louisiana, among other topics.

Louisiana State University at Eunice is a two-year community college, which is part of the LSU school system, and was founded in the mid-1960s. Find out more at

U.S. Attorney Finley also visited a Law Office Practice class at Southern University Law Center on March 24, 2015 in Baton Rouge.  She spoke to the students about the role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the various careers available within agencies under the Department of Justice.  She was also present to answer questions from the students about the federal civil and criminal practices of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Southern University Law Center was formed in 1947, and its mission is to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to obtain a high quality legal education with special emphasis on the Louisiana civil law. Find out more at

Finley is the first female U.S. Attorney to serve in Louisiana.  She was selected by President Barack Obama in January of 2010, after being recommended by U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June of 2010.  United States Attorney Finley was sworn into office on June 2, 2010 to serve the Western District of Louisiana as the chief law enforcement officer for 42 of the state’s 64 parishes.  In addition to her duties as the U.S. Attorney, Finley is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and currently serves as Chair of the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Management and Budget Committee.

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Updated April 2, 2015