Obie Anthony is released from prison thanks to the efforts of the students in Loyola's Project for the Innocent.

Alarcón Advocacy Center

Before being nominated to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, Judge Alarcón was a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court and California Court of Appeal. He was previously the legal advisor and clemency and extradition secretary to Gov. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown. He also served as a Los Angeles County prosecutor, working on first degree murder cases in which the death penalty was sought. He is the author of the recent law review article, “Executing the Will of the Voters?: A Roadmap to Mend or End the California Legislature's Multi-Billion-Dollar Death Penalty Debacle.”

"Who needs my help today?" That's the question the late Senior Ninth Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcón urged students to ask. Thanks to a series of post-conviction clinics that are part of his namesake center, Judge Alarcón's question is being asked by dozens of Loyola students on a daily basis.

The three legal clinics of the Alarcón Advocacy Center are led by Executive Director Paula Mitchell and include:

PROJECT FOR THE INNOCENT

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER CAPITAL HABEAS CLINIC

NINTH CIRCUIT APPELLATE CLINIC

For more information about any of these clinics, please click the appropriate hyperlink.