Loyola Salutes Those Who Served in the Armed Forces

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In honor of Veterans Day, Loyola Law School salutes some of the members of the Loyola family who have served in the armed forces. From faculty to first-year students, our law school has a strong tradition of supporting veterans. 

Thanks to the support of alumni and friends, Loyola can offer scholarships to veterans who wish to receive a top-notch legal education. Loyola professors' scholarly research probes military issues and adds to the growing discourse surrounding how our nation can adequately support veterans. We are proud of this tradition and we invite you to learn more about our four featured veterans. 

Additionally, Loyola Law School produces and maintains several versions of The VALOR Guide: Veterans Access to Legal Organizations & Resources - An Index of Legal Service Providers for Veterans. Loyola students and alumni compile the information with the support of Greenberg Traurig LLP and Loyola's Externship Department.

 

David Glazier, Professor of Law and Lloyd Tevis Fellow

Before attending law school, Professor David Glazier served 21 years as a U.S. Navy surface warfare officer. In that capacity, he commanded the USS George Philip, served as the Seventh Fleet staff officer responsible for the U.S. Navy-Japan relationship, the Pacific Fleet officer responsible for the U.S. Navy-PRC relationship and participated in UN sanctions enforcement against Yugoslavia and Haiti.  At Loyola, Professor Glazier has conducted research on national security, military justice and the law of war. His most recent article, "A Critical Assessment of the New Department of Defense Law of War Manual," will appear in the Yale Journal of International Law.

Amal Pujol

Amal Pujol, Class of 2020

Amal Pujol grew up in Antioch and enlisted in the Navy at age 19. She served as a hospital corpsman for four years. She was stationed at Naval Hospital Portsmouth Virginia and at Naval Hospital Balboa in San Diego. While serving, she met and married her husband, who is also a veteran of the Navy. Amal holds a bachelor's degree in political science from California State University East Bay. In the midst of raising a young family during her first year of law school — Amal and her husband have two children — Amal is a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Veterans Law Society.  

Sean Drake

Sean Drake, Class of 2019

Sean Drake grew up in Encino. At the age of 21, Sean joined the United States Army as an airborne combat engineer. During his time on active duty, Sean served one combat tour with the 27th Engineer Battalion and attained the rank of sergeant. Following nearly four years of service, Sean was honorably discharged and moved back to California, where he served in the Army National Guard as a military intelligence sergeant. During his time with the National Guard, Sean deployed overseas, was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant and completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia College. He is the treasurer of the Consumer Law Society and is working at a civil litigation firm.

 Jennifer Harkins

Jennifer Harkins, Class of 2019

Jennifer Harkins grew up in Fountain Valley and graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor's degree in music.  She earned her master's in music from California State Long Beach. Jennifer joined the Air Force Reserve Band as a flutist at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. She then joined the United States Air Forces in Europe Band at Sembach Air Base in Germany, where she served for three years while performing throughout Europe. Her final assignment was at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, where she was a founding member of the Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble. Inspired by her overseas travel, the second-year law student decided to pursue immigration law at Loyola.  

Other alumni veterans include Avrohom Feinstein, a third-year day student veteran.