Community Engagement February 18 2019

Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Terri Fleming Love will be the keynote speaker during Xavier University of Louisiana‘s annual Black History Month Convocation Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 12:15 in the XU Convocation Center (7900 Stroelitz St. near Washington Ave.). The event, which is free and open to the public, will also be the occasion for honoring freshmen and first-year College of Pharmacy students who earned 4.0 grade point averages during the fall 2018 semester. In addition, XU will welcome UNCF special guest, Ms. Nettie Washington Douglass, the great-great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass and the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington.

 Judge Terri Fleming Love to Speak at Xavier University  of Louisiana Black History Month Convocation

New Orleans LA – Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Terri Fleming Love will be the keynote speaker during Xavier University of Louisiana’s annual Black History Month Convocation Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 12:15 in the XU Convocation Center (7900 Stroelitz St. near Washington Ave.)

The event, which is free and open to the public, will also be the occasion for honoring freshmen and first-year College of Pharmacy students who earned 4.0 grade point averages during the fall 2018 semester. In addition, Xavier University will welcome UNCF (United Negro College Fund) special guest, Ms. Nettie Washington Douglass, the great-great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass and the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington for a special presentation.


About the Speaker

Judge Love serves on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, a post she has held since 2000 when she was elected unopposed. She was re-elected to ten-year terms in both 2004 and 2014, again unopposed.

 Judge Love began her legal career in New Orleans with the firm of Bryan and Gray, where, among other things, she represented the Orleans Parish School Board in tort litigation. In 1990, she established a private practice, specializing in family law. In 1993, she was appointed Judge Ad Hoc by the judges of the Juvenile Court of Orleans Parish, and the following year was appointed Chief Deputy City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, during which time she was the lead author of the city’s first domestic violence ordinance. 

In 1995 Judge Love was elected to the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans and served for five years until her election to the Fourth Circuit. 

A continuing student of the law, Judge Love completed the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Appellate Judges and the George Mason School of Law Collegium. She is an active lecturer in various continuing legal education programs and has served as a Trial Advocacy Instructor at the Louisiana State University School of Law. She has also acted as an adjunct professor at Miles College Law School. 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Judge Love coordinated the development and implementation of the Fourth Circuit’s Disaster Preparation, Continuity of Operations Plan. She is currently spearheading the Court’s transition to an environmentally friendly, paperless e-filing system. 

In addition to the numerous community awards that Judge Love has received, in May 2004, she was bestowed with the prestigious Ernest N. Morial, Judicial Pacesetter Award, presented by the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. In 2012, she received the National Urban League Women of Power Award. 

Dedicated to the education of our youth, Judge Love has served on the Xavier University Preparatory School’s Board of Directors, Jackson State University’s Development Board, and as the inaugural chair of the Jackson State University Woman’s Philanthropy Board. She currently serves on the Amistad Research Center’s Board of Directors. 

She also serves as a mentor and advisor with programs preparing the youth of New Orleans for collegiate education, like College Track. Judge Love’s commitment to young people includes providing the youth with an interactive experience in the judicial system. In furtherance of this commitment, she conducts annual Law Days. 

Judge Love holds a BA from Jackson State University, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia, and a Juris Doctor from the Tulane University School of Law. She was selected to attend the International Judicial Academy, where she studied international law at The Hague, Netherlands. In 2011, Judge Love was selected by the Louisiana Supreme Court to participate in the inaugural session of the Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute.