Commencement

We look forward to celebrating all your hard work with you. This page is still a work in progress and will continue being updated with current information for the 2018 Commencement activities. Below is a schedule of events. Please be on the look out for more details in the lead up to Commencement.

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Annual Commencement Ceremony

The Loyola Law School Commencement Ceremony will be on Sunday, May 20, 2018 held at Loyola Marymount University's Westchester campus, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, 90045.

 

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony will begin promptly at 12 pm and is expected to conclude by 2pm. Guest and graduate seating is in the Sunken Garden area. Tickets are not required to attend the graduation ceremony. Refreshments will be provided immediately following the ceremony. 

10:00 am - Student Robing, St. Robert's Auditorium           

11:15 am - Class photos by degree programs

12:00 pm - Commencement Ceremony begins

2:00 pm - Refreshments

Commencement Speaker

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. served as Solicitor General of the United States from 2011 to 2016.  His landmark victories included his successful advocacy in defense of the Affordable Care Act, for marriage equality, and in favor of federal preemption authority in the immigration field.

Before serving as Solicitor General, Mr. Verrilli served as Deputy White House Counsel, and previously, as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  In those positions, he counseled the president and senior government officials on a wide range of legal issues involving national security, economic regulation, domestic policy, and the scope of executive and administrative authority.

Mr. Verrilli joined Munger, Tolles & Olson in October 2016, and is the founder of its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Verrilli’s practice focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation and on representing and counseling clients on multi-dimensional problems, where litigation, regulation and public policy intersect to shape markets and industries in our evolving economy.

He earned his J.D. with honors in 1983 from Columbia Law School, and was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review, and earned his B.A. in 1979 from Yale University.   He clerked for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. for the U.S. Supreme Court from 1984-1985 and Judge J. Skelly Wright for the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit from 1983-1984.

 

Other event information

Information for Alumni Presenters

Graduates may choose to have a grandparent, parent, uncle, aunt, sibling, or spouse who is a graduate of Loyola Law School present their diploma in the ceremony. (The presenter must be a graduate of Loyola Law School and be related as listed above.)

The presenter will participate in both the processional and the commencement ceremony.

Graduates who wish to have a presenter at the commencement ceremony should complete the Presenter Form and order their presenter's regalia no later than Wednesday, March 21.  

 

Alumni Presenters:

  • Presenter information can be found here and must be completed before participating in steps below.
  • Gown with the faculty in the Ahmanson Dining Room no later than 11:15 a.m.
  • Presenters (plus one guest) are invited to Brunch at 10:30 a.m. in the Ahmanson Dining Room. 

 

Contact

For more information regarding logistical details for commencement, please contact Conferences & Events at (213) 736-1423.

For graduation requirements, please contact The Office of the Registrar at (213) 736-1130.