Resident Associate Program

‌‌‌‌The seal of Loyola Law School, Los AngelesWe invite employers to participate in a program designed to meet the needs of both legal employers and the newest members of our profession in a changed market. Our goal is to make it cost-effective for employers to hire our recent graduates while helping them pursue their practice goals. 

In response to this mutual need, Loyola has created a one-year Resident Associate Program. Through this program we encourage small and mid-size firms that do not typically hire entry level attorneys, to hire our most recent graduates at a salary similar to a post-graduate legal fellowship, and let the Law School share the responsibility of continuing to train them.

Our Resident Associates are prepared to assist with a variety of matters, including:

  • Legal Research
  • Drafting Demand Letters, Responses and Other Correspondence
  • Discovery and Depositions
  • Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiations
  • Litigation Management
  • Special Projects

Worried about, commitment, cost and training time?

  • Firms and legal departments can hire our most recent graduates at a salary similar to a legal fellowship
  • The Law School will share the responsibility of continuing to train the new attorneys before and during the one-year program

How Will the Resident Associate Program Work?

  • Participating employers can hire a recent Loyola graduate, but with no commitment beyond one year, at a salary equivalent to a post-graduate legal fellowship.
  • Loyola provides graduates with a mandatory Legal Skills Boot Camp to sharpen practical legal skills prior to starting their employment. Subject to employers’ needs, training may include:
    • Training for Resident Associates working with law firms:
      • Case Management & Planning
      • Interpersonal Skills & Client Communications
      • Written Discovery & Depositions
      • E-Discovery
      • Using Practice Guides (Books, Westlaw & Lexis)
      • Judicial Council Forms
      • Negotiations
      • Court Visit
    • Training for Resident Associates working with corporate legal departments:
      • Litigation Management
      • Interpersonal Skills & Persuasive Writing
      • Contract Drafting & Review
      • Employment Law
      • Intellectual Property
      • E-Discovery
      • Negotiations
      • Ethics
  • Loyola provides additional CLE and professional development training for graduates during their participation in the program.

Employers may register for the program by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please email or call Marla Najbergier or Linda Whitfield (213) 736-1150.