Luz M. Molina, Clinical Professor and Director
J.D., 1979 Tulane University School of Law
Professor Molina is the Jack Nelson Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola College of Law, where she has been a Clinical Professor for over 20 years. In her clinic section, Workplace Justice Project, Prof. Molina supervises student practitioners in litigating labor and employment issues for clients who enter through the WJP’s Wage Claim Clinic.
In addition to her work at the WJP, Prof. Molina works with the Access to Justice Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association to bring systemic changes to the law and the legal profession, particularly as they relate to issues affecting individuals who face barriers in accessing the justice system in civil matters. Prof. Molina serves as the Reporter for the Louisiana State Law Institute Unpaid Wages Committee, which examines how state law can provide efficient and effective protection for workers and employers.
She is motivated by the notion that every human being has essential human rights which must be upheld. Her work is inspired by the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person, the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action, to uphold them, close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
Andrea M. Agee, Staff Attorney
B.A., Louisiana State University
M.S. Legal Administration, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
J.D. Loyola College of Law, New Orleans
Andrea litigates labor and employment cases on the state and federal level, manages the intake of new cases and helps supervise the Wage Claim Clinic. She also develops legal educational materials and assesses the operational administration of the WJP. Prior to the joining the WJP as the staff attorney, Andrea was a student practitioner in the Community Justice clinic at the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice at the Loyola College of Law. She also clerked at the Pro Bono Project in New Orleans and at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. In 2012, she received the Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Law Student Award. The development and realization of full LGBT equality, the 14th Amendment, critical race theory and racial justice advocacy are among her legal interests.
Erika Zucker, Policy Advocate
B.A. Oberlin College
J.D. Northeastern University
Erika coordinates the WJP’s advocacy efforts, including working with government agencies to enforce workplace rights of low-wage workers and building alliances with other organizations to support systemic change for vulnerable populations. Erika also works to expand the WJP’s education program to reach more workers and cultivate high road employers. Erika serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Unpaid Wages Committee.
Prior to moving to New Orleans, Erika practiced labor and employment law in California, representing individuals in discrimination and wrongful termination cases, and labor unions. With the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Erika helped write and implement the living wage ordinances for the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Erika misses hills, but is energized by the chance to improve the lives of Louisiana’s most vulnerable workers.