Paul T. Hayden

Interim Dean and Senior Vice President, Loyola Marymount University
Thomas V. Girardi Professor of Consumer Protection Law

Phone: (213) 736-1064
Fax: (213) 487-6736

BA, cum laude, with distinction, Yale University 
JD, University of California Los Angeles, Order of the Coif

Professor Hayden has been a member of the Loyola Law School faculty since 1995, concentrating his teaching and writing on tort law and legal ethics. Before serving as interim dean, he was associate dean for faculty from 2013-2015. Hayden was named the first holder of the Thomas V. Girardi Chair in Consumer Protection Law in 2012, and continues to hold that appointment.

Sean M. Scott

Senior Associate Dean
Professor of Law

Phone: (213) 736-1054
Fax: (213) 736-380-3769

BA, Smith College
JD, New York University

Professor Scott joined the faculty of Loyola Law School in 1989.  She is a graduate of Smith College and New York University School of Law.  While at NYU she was a recipient of the Arthur G. Hays Civil Rights, Civil Liberties fellowship and was chair of the Black Law Students Association.  Prior to joining the faculty she was an associate at the Los Angeles based firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. 

In 1998, Professor Scott was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Loyola Law School Black Law Students Association.  She has served as the associate dean for faculty since 2008.  In 2006, she was voted the Professor of the Year.  She has been an active participant in and organizer of the West Coast Law Teachers of Color Conferences.  Professor Scott is a past member of the board of directors of the California Women's Law Center and has sat on the boards of directors of three Los Angeles Independent schools. She speaks frequently on the subject of race, gender and the law.

Cindy Archer

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning
Clinical Professor of Law  

Phone: (213) 736-8380
Fax: (213) 487-6736

BS, Stanford University
JD, Georgetown University

After 16 years on the Loyola Law School Faculty, Cindy Archer was appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning.  In this role she facilitates the experiential learning opportunities of the law school through live clinics, practica, internships, moot court and trial advocacy teams and integrated simulation courses. She not only provides administrative guidance to faculty advisors and course counseling for students, but oversees the development of curricula in a number of the programs. She was previously Director of Lawyering Skills and the Inaugural Director of Concentration Programs. She has taught Professional Ethics, Legal Research and Writing, California Civil Procedure, and developed new courses in Civil Litigation Advocacy and Negotiations Theory and Practice. 

She has researched and presented regionally and nationally on legal ethics, and legal skills pedagogy. Her favorite part of the academic profession is teaching and mentoring students. She also enjoys developing relationships with the practicing Bar seeking opportunities to support the students with internships, mentoring and training.

Cindy developed her love for teaching as a law student at Georgetown where served as a teaching fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program there and as a moot court team coach. After law school, Cindy honed her own professional skills as a business litigation associate with highly respected law firms in Los Angeles and Michigan spending the final seven years practicing with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Orange County) litigating commercial disputes, employment discrimination claims and bad faith insurance tort litigation.

Brietta R. Clark

Associate Dean for Faculty 
Professor of Law

Phone: (213) 736-1494
Fax: (213) 487-6736

BA, University of Chicago 
JD, University of Southern California, Order of the Coif


Professor Clark is an expert on health care law and inequality.  Her research focuses on the structural defects and biases that create inequity in our health care delivery and financing systems, and the role that law and government regulators play in ensuring equitable access to health care resources.  She has special expertise in the impact of Obamacare on Medicaid and private insurance access, reproductive and sexual health barriers, mental health care, and hospital closings in low-income neighborhoods.  Clark is an affiliate faculty member of The Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University, and provides active service to numerous legal, medical and consumer-based organizations and providers.   

Prior to joining Loyola in 2001, Clark worked in the Los Angeles office of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, specializing in health care transactions and regulatory compliance.  She was a post-graduate Fellow at the University of Southern California Law School.  

Alexandra Natapoff

Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Law & Rains Senior Research Fellow

Phone: (213) 736-8397
Fax: (213) 380-3769

BA, cum laude, Yale University 
JD, with distinction, Stanford Law School

Professor Natapoff’s scholarship has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Law and Society Association Article Prize, two Outstanding Scholarship Awards from the AALS Criminal Justice Section, selection by the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, and Honorable Mention in the AALS Scholarly Papers Competition. Her original work on criminal informants has made her a nationally-recognized expert: she has testified before Congress and her book Snitching won the 2010 ABA Silver Gavel Award Honorable Mention for Books. Her current work focuses on misdemeanors and their powerful influence over the criminal system as a whole. In 2012, she spent the summer at NYU School of Law as a Scholar-in-Residence. Professor Natapoff was elected to the American Law Institute in 2007; she is quoted frequently by major media outlets.

Prior to joining the academy, Professor Natapoff served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland, and was the recipient of an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship. She clerked for the Honorable David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia and for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court, Washington, D.C.

Priya Sridharan

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Phone: (213) 736-1028
Fax: (213) 487-6736

BA, University of Maryland at College Park
JD, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley 

Priya Sridharan joined Loyola Law School as associate dean of student affairs in June 2014. Previously, she was assistant dean and dean of students at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she also served as director of career services. Her practice experience includes serving as a deputy city attorney with the Office of the City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles and as a litigation associate at Tuttle & Taylor, A Law Corporation.

Thanh Hoang

Assistant Dean for Advancement

Phone: (213) 736-1025

BA, cum laude, University of California, Irvine
MBA, University of California, Los Angeles

Thanh Hoang joined Loyola Law School in August 2013 as assistant dean for advancement where she is responsible for the school’s development efforts through support from alumni, corporations, foundations and friends. Prior to joining Loyola, Hoang was vice president of development at the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles. She has also held several fundraising positions, including gift planning, major gifts, annual giving, and phonathons at the YMCA, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Occidental College and UC Irvine. She currently serves as chair of the UCLA Anderson Fund Development Committee and on the UC Irvine Chancellor’s Club Leadership Council.

Debra J. Martin

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Phone: (213) 736-7420
Fax: (213) 487-6736

BS, magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts

Debra Martin is the associate dean for business, responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the school, including fiscal and business affairs, campus planning, information technology, special event support and human resources. She began her career in public accounting with KPMG and was most recently the director of institute finance at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the director of financial management at New York University’s School of Law. She is a member of the Accounting Principles Council of the National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers, on the board of directors for Verbum Dei High School and on the audit committee for the Thirty Meter Telescope Project, a joint venture between Caltech and the University of California.

Jannell Roberts

Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Services

Phone: (213) 736-1074
Fax: (213) 736-6523

BA, Loyola Marymount University
MA, University of California Los Angeles

Jannell Roberts’s fourteen-year tenure in higher education includes work in admissions, student services and financial aid.  She joined the Loyola community in 2005 where she works closely with senior deans and faculty to manage and implement admission goals and policies.  Roberts is an active member of Law School Admission Council (LSAC) committees including LSAC's Minority Affairs Committee,  Newcomers Planning Work Group and Annual Meeting and Educational Conference. Prior to joining Loyola, Roberts worked at USC Law School,  Southwestern University School of Law and her alma mater, Loyola Marymount University.

Graham Sherr

Assistant Dean for Employer Engagement

Phone: (213) 736-1150
Fax: (213) 385-5133

BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
JD, Vanderbilt University Law School

Graham Sherr has been involved in legal recruiting and career counseling since leaving law practice in 1982. Prior to joining the Office of Career Services in 1994, Sherr spent nearly 12 years as a legal recruiter placing attorneys in major Southern California law firms. In addition to counseling students and alumni, Sherr serves as the Law School's primary ambassador to the job market,working to expand the Law School's network of employers.

Linda Whitfield

Assistant Dean for Career Development

Phone: (213) 736-1150
Fax: (213) 385-5133

BS,  University of Southern California
JD, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Order of the Coif

Linda Whitfield received her JD, Order of the Coif,  from Loyola Law School in 1992. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1987. Linda practiced law at Perkins Coie and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and worked as a volunteer at Legal Aid in Atlanta. In her current position, she advises students and alumni, and develops strategies, initiatives and collaborations to maximize student and recent graduate preparation for the job market.