Institute Leadership

Barbara Ullman Schwerin '87

Executive Director, Advocacy Institute
BA, California State University, Northridge
MA, California State University, Northridge
JD, cum laude, Loyola Law School

Barbara Schwerin was in private practice for 10 years, specializing in litigation, primarily in commercial, business and real estate disputes. In 1997, she returned to Loyola as the Founding Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC), a joint program of Loyola Law School and the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC). Schwerin was appointed Director of Development at Loyola Law School in 2008 and in 2010 was appointed Executive Director of the Advocacy Institute.

Jean Boylan '86

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning and Clinical Professor of Law
BS, cum laude, Loyola Marymount University
JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Dean Boylan practiced with the Century City law firm of Gibbs, Giden, Locher and Acret specializing in construction litigation and became a partner at the firm in 1991. She joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 1996 teaching Legal Research and Writing, Ethical Lawyering, Fundamentals of Bar Writing and Legal Drafting. She earned an Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating class of 2005.

Cindy Archer

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Concentrations
AB, Stanford University
JD, Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Archer worked as a business and litigation associate with large law firms in Los Angeles and Detroit, including seven years at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Orange County. She has been a member of Loyola Law School faculty since 2000 teaching Legal Research and Writing, Ethical Lawyering and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Gary Craig

Associate Clinical Professor of Law
BA, magna cum laude, Occidental College, Phi Beta Kappa
JD, Stanford Law School, with distinction

Gary Craig is an Associate Clinical Professor and teaches courses in Legal Research and Writing and Ethical Lawyering.  Prior to joining the Loyola faculty, Craig was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he practiced in all areas of litigation, with an emphasis on representing accounting firms and corporations in connection with securities fraud, professional liability, negligence and breach-of-contract litigation. 

The Hon. Frederick J. Lower, Jr. '64 (Ret.)

Inaugural Judge-in-Residence
BS, Loyola Marymount University
JD, Loyola Law School

Judge Lower is our first Judge-in-Residence, serving as a mentor and teacher for the students. Judge Lower was a former faculty member and dean of Loyola Law School and was a judge for the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County.

Larry Feldman '69

Inaugural Practitioner-in-Residence, Advocacy Institute
BS, San Fernando Valley State College
JD, cum laude, Loyola Law School

Larry Feldman is special counsel at Kaye Scholar and is widely recognized as one of the outstanding trial lawyers in the United States.  Feldman served as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association. He currently serves on the committee of the Book of Approved Jury Instructions and on the board of the California Lawyer Magazine, as well as on the board of the American Board of Trial Advocates.