Loyola Law School, Los Angeles opened its doors in 1920. Located in downtown Los Angeles -- a legal, financial and media capital -- Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. The first ABA-approved law school in California with a pro bono requirement for graduation, Loyola Law School is committed to legal ethics and the public interest, and has produced top attorneys for nearly a century.

Loyola by the numbers

Degrees Offered: 

American Bar Association Approval: 1937*

Awarded a Chapter in The Order of the Coif: 1990


Enrollment: 1,100

Law Reviews: Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review , Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review and Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review

Community Service: Loyola Law is the first ABA-approved law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement. Loyola students donate over 40,000 hours of pro bono work per year to non-profit organizations.

Programs: International programs in China and Italy; the Alarcón Advocacy Center; the Center for Conflict Resolution; the Center for Juvenile Law & Policy; the Civil Justice Program; the Journalist Law School; Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic; the Entertainment Law Practicum and many more.

Employment Statistics: View the report.

Bar Pass Rate for first-time takers:

  • July 2014: 80%
  • July 2013: 87%
  • July 2012: 79%
  • July 2011: 84%
  • July 2010: 84%

Tuition: Click here to see the breakdown.

Financial Aid: Approximately 85% of Loyola Law students receive some form of financial assistance.

Alumni: Represented in all 50 states and in 31 countries.

Campus: Located in downtown Los Angeles and designed by Frank Gehry.

For more information on admissions, please call 213.736.1064 or email admissions@lls.edu. Members of the media should contact Brian Costello, assistant director of marketing & communications, at 213.736.1444 or brian.costello@lls.edu.

Loyola Law School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the law school. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Loyola Law School prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the law school's programs and activities, including hiring, compensation, work assignments and promotion.  Loyola Law School also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.  For inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy contact Loyola Law School’s Director of Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator at (213) 736-1415 or the University’s Title IX Coordinator at (310) 568-6105.

*For additional information, regarding American Bar Association approval, please contact the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 988-6738.

**According to definitions established by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and employed by the American Bar Association, graduates are counted as employed if engaged full-time or part-time in legal or non-legal jobs: http://www.nalp.org/uploads/gradsurvey_and_inst_20101.pdf#page=3