Loune-Djenia Askew is an Associate Attorney at Panza Maurer, P.A. Loune-Djenia’s work primarily focuses on administrative and regulatory matters and academic law. Prior to joining Panza Maurer, Loune-Djenia graduated in the top 15% of the FIU Law May, 2020 class and completed over 250 pro-bono hours.
Throughout her law school career, Loune-Djenia demonstrated a commitment to public service by serving in leadership positions of organizations dedicated to minority communities. As the President of the Caribbean Student Bar Association (CSBA) at FIU Law, she partnered with the career office to host a “How to Interview” event for the students. Students were able to learn valuable interview tips from a panel of FIU administrators who discussed mistakes to avoid throughout the interview process, professional attire, and other skills.
As the treasurer of the Haitian American Law Student Association (HALSA), it was important to her to partner with the FIU Law Immigration Law Society, CSBA and a few other organizations to host an Immigration Panel for FIU Law students to be informed of the effects of the changing immigration policies under the Trump administration.
As one of the BLSA Reaching Out Directors of the H.T. Smith Black Law Students Association (“BLSA”) Chapter, she helped coordinate the “Law Student for a Day” events which are outreach programs that target minority students from middle school, high school, and college. The goal of this program was to increase diversity in the legal profession. Additionally, one of her most fulfilling accomplishments was serving as the 2018-2019 BLSA 1L Retention Chair, where she helped remedy the Black 1L retention rate at FIU.
As an attorney, Loune-Djenia plans to continue to give back to her community through her involvement with local bar associations and her church. Ultimately, Loune-Djenia aspires to serve as an example for the next generation and as a beacon of excellence in the Black, Caribbean, and Haitian community.