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 has over 20 years’ experience in labor and employment law and advocacy, public and community engagement, and outreach. At the WJP, her work includes directing advocacy programs focusing on challenges faced by low-wage workers in Greater New Orleans and Louisiana, providing expertise and support for wage claims and worker education, developing and maintaining relations with federal and state agencies, community and labor organizations, building local and statewide coalitions and alliances, and advocating for policy changes affecting employment and wages. Before relocating to New Orleans, Erika practiced labor and employment law in California, representing workers across the economic spectrum from teachers and grocery workers to screenwriters, and working on progressive legislative reform including the living wage ordinances for Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Erika is the District A appointee to the New Orleans City Council’s Felicia Kahn Equal Pay Advisory Committee.