Make a difference at Loyola.
Loyola Law School welcomes alumni volunteers. Giving your time and talents helps the school reach its goals—and the experience is meaningful, rewarding and fun. Volunteer opportunities include:
Share your Law School experience with students. Registration for this program is open from June-August and matching is done in early September. The program will conclude at the end of the academic year in May. However, mentoring is open to continue if the pair has a pleasant connection and experience. The mentor program does not require alumni to log hours or meet a specific time commitment. Instead, the mentor and students are free to determine how often they should meet or communicate based on what works best for the pair. Meetings can be as informal as getting together for coffee, lunch or perhaps shooting a quick email to each other. The Alumni Association will host a brunch so the student and mentor can meet for the first time.
Contact: Adrianna Schuster, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Loyola alumni live in all 50 states, and alumni willing to help the Office of Alumni Relations coordinate regional events and class reunions are needed. Alumni events strengthen relationships between classmates, stay up-to-date on legal trends and network with alumni who have similar professional interests.
Contact: Adrianna Schuster, Associate Director of Alumni/Donor Relations
Law Firm Challenge Leaders
Loyola’s Law Firm Challenge is a fundraising initiative and friendly competition that targets alumni by firm. The goal is to achieve a firm participation rate of 100%. Law Firm Challenge Leaders serve as liaisons between the alumni at the firm and the Law School and encourage fellow alumni and colleagues to make a gift to Loyola. In 2006-07, over 50 firms participated in the Law Firm Challenge.
Contact: Carmen Ramirez, Executive Director of Advancement
Office of Admissions
Help Loyola’s Office of Admissions recruit and enroll talented and diverse students. Alumni can represent Loyola at recruiting fairs throughout the country, contact incoming students to answer questions or host/attend regional admitted student receptions.
Admissions Retention is a program through the Admissions Office where alumni, faculty and current students can reach out to newly admitted students. If you are interested in speaking to admitted applicants, please fill out the form and send it back toNancy Cardenas. The goals are to pair admitted students with alums along the following commonalities: undergraduate school, geographic location, division and other commonalities. Alumni participating in the retention project designate when and how many students they want to contact.
Contact: Nancy Cardenas, Associate Director, Admissions
Career Development Center
Alumni are a valuable resource for students on the job market. Loyola Law students have diverse professional goals and are interested in working in law firms, public interest organizations, government, business, etc. Alumni are invited to speak at Career Development events, help students prepare for job interviews by conducting mock interviews, etc.
Contact: Jolene Horn, Assistant Director of Career Development
Serving as Judge
This is your chance to sit in the judge’s chair. Alumni are needed to serve as judges for the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC), sponsored by Greene Broillet & Wheeler. The NCTC is an invitational tournament open to all ABA-accredited law schools who have demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions and/or demonstrated excellence in the training of law students in litigation skills. The tournament allows students to develop and display civil litigator skills. Students are required to perform opening statements, direct- and cross-examination of expert and lay witnesses and closing arguments and argue objections based on the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Contact: Deanna Donnini, Associate Director of Conferences & Events