Lindsey Fields, JD, MSW, LCSW is the Director of Field Education and Clinical Assistant Professor at Tulane School of Social Work. Lindsey graduated Clark University Cum Laude in 2001, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 2009, and earned her MSW from Tulane University School of Social Work in 2018. Lindsey is currently enrolled in Tulane’s Doctorate of Social Work program and expects to earn her doctorate in December 2023.
After finishing law school and passing the Louisiana state bar exam, Lindsey clerked for a judge in a district court of general jurisdiction in southern Louisiana. Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Lindsey began representing individuals and businesses negatively affected by the disaster, with a focus on oyster harvesters. After collecting monetary awards for clients, Lindsey came to realize that she wanted to be able to assist her clients in ways that were not exclusively financial and began looking for other ways to help.
In 2017 Lindsey entered the MSW program at Tulane School of Social Work and, after completing the program with honors in 2018, began providing individual counseling and case management services to those affected by opioid addiction.
Lindsey returned to TSSW in 2020 as a Senior Program Manager in Field Education and worked facilitating field placement for students, liaising with field placement agencies and working to support students in all aspects of the field training experience that is crucial to Social Work pedagogy.
In 2022 Lindsey joined the Academic Affairs department as MSW Program Manager. In this role she worked on course scheduling, addressing program-level academic questions and certifying students for graduation.
Lindsey’s research interests include the intersection of social policy and legislation and its impact on underserved communities; ethics training for social work professionals and students; and the impact of secondary trauma on legal and social work practitioners.