Journalist Law School
Loyola Law School is offering fellowships to 35 professional journalists who have a minimum of three years of experience as a journalist.
The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree is daunting. To help support journalists who cover the courts on national, regional or local levels, the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, has developed the journalist law program consisting of a four-day intensive seminar on the legal system. Lectures, lodging and most meals are covered by the program. View the program overview or for further details.
The next Journalist Law School fellowship will be held from Wednesday, May 29-Saturday, June 1, 2013. Dates for the 2014 JLS will be announced when selected.
About the Application Process
- Applications were due by 11:59 pm PST on Monday, March 4 to be considered for the 2013 JLS Fellowship.
- Applicants were notified by email beginning on April 3 of their application status.
The Fellowship Covers:
- One-half of travel expenses*
Journalist Law School Activities Include:
- Classes with experienced law faculty who understand deadline pressure.
- Lectures by practicing journalist-lawyers.
- Opportunities to meet informally with state and federal judges, other journalists and leading members of the Bar.
- A certificate of completion, to be awarded at the end of the program.
The classes will take place in the Frank Gehry-designed Girardi Advocacy Center, containing state-of-the-art teaching facilities and courtrooms. The campus is located in downtown Los Angeles within walking distance of the L.A. LIVE entertainment hub and Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings.
* Travel expenses up to a maximum of $300
APPLY NOW via a new application form streamlined for 2013. After completing the application, you will receive a confirmation number that you should retain should you need to make changes to your application.
JLS staff will begin notifying applicants of admissions decisions beginning the first week of April. Applicants may refer back to this webpage for updates.
For questions about the substance of the Journalist Law School curriculum, please contact Brian Costello, deputy director of communications. For logistical questions, please contact Deanna Donnini, director of conferences and events. Contact information is at right.