Faculty and Directors
Brietta R. Clark
Professor of Law
BA, University of Chicago
JD, University of Southern California, Order of the Coif
Professor Clark teaches several health care law courses, administrative law, and business associations, and she remains active in the health law community through her service to legal, medical and consumer-based organizations and providers. Clark’s research focuses on the structural defects and biases that create inequity in our health care delivery and financing systems, and the important role that law and government regulators play in ensuring equitable access to health care resources. Prior to joining Loyola in 2001, Clark worked in the Los Angeles office of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood as an associate specializing in health care transactions and fraud. She was a post-graduate research fellow at the University of Southern California Law School, and, while in law school, Clark interned at the National Health Law Program in Los Angeles.
Assistant Professor of Law
BA, The Aarhus School of Busines
MA, (LSP), the Aarhus School of Business, Denmark
JD, The University of Oregon School of Law
With extensive experience clerking for judges on the federal bench as well as a diversity of teaching experience, Professor Dellinger maintains a lively publishing and blogging dialogue on international and environmental issues. After a successful first career in international communications and university instruction on two continents, Professor Dellinger graduated from law school at the top of her class. While in law school, she interned for the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change, externed for the Honorable S. James Otero of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and helped several law professors write law review articles and a textbook. After law school, she clerked for the late Hon. Francis J. D’Eramo of the Superior Court of the United States Virgin Islands and for the Hon. Procter Hug, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She taught law for a year for Whittier Law School before accepting her current position with WSU.
Director of International Programs
Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow
BA, with distinction, Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa
JD, University of California Berkeley, Order of the Coif
PhD, University of California San Diego
Professor Tiersma was born in the Netherlands and immigrated with his parents to the United States. He clerked for Justice Stanley Mosk of the California Supreme Court, worked in private practice for three years, and has been teaching at Loyola Law School since 1990. Tiersma is the author of the books: Frisian Reference Grammar (Fryske Akademy, 1999), Legal Language (University of Chicago Press, 1999), and Speaking of Crime: The Language of Criminal Justice (co-authored with Lawrence Solan, University of Chicago Press, 2005). He has written several articles on the relationship between language and law. Tiersma has also lectured widely on these topics, most recently in Germany and China.
M-Th: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
F: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Founders Hall 154
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015