Transactional Negotiation Team Tournament Finals

You are invited to the Finals of the Transactional Negotiation Team Tournament, 
in conjunction with a Corporate Law Concentration reception and networking event.
 Tuesday, April 22 in Burns Lounge from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m

Sixteen students competed in this year’s TNT Tournament and the two finalists will face off in a negotiation of covenants to investors in a venture capital investment transaction.  The TNT exposes students to transactional law problems and gives them direction on how lawyers analyze and resolve those problems, including feedback and mentoring from experienced practitioners in the field.   The TNT is part of Loyola’s Business Law Practicum program, which is focused on giving our students the opportunity to apply their law school education to transactional legal practice problems.  Attendees for the event will include alums and friends of the TNT and the Business Law Practicum who practice transactional law, Corporate Law Concentration students and students interested in the Concentration for next year, as well as interested faculty and staff. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Burns Lounge 

Attendance is free, but registration is required.  To RSVP and for additional information please contact Alicia Mejia at or via phone 213.736.1070. 

Alicia Mejia

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93rd-Annual Commencement Ceremony

The 93rd Annual Commencement Ceremony will be held on the Loyola Marymount University's Westchester campus, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, 90045.

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 18, 2014 at Loyola Marymount University at 12 pm. The ceremony usually lasts approximately two hours. Guest and graduate seating is in the Sunken Garden area. Tickets are not required to attend the graduation ceremony. Reception to follow.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Tentative Schedule

10:00 a.m.    Student Robing - St. Robert's Auditorium

11:00 a.m.    Class photograph

12:00 p.m.    Procession Begins

2:00 p.m.      Reception - Alumni Mall

Keynote Speaker

Honorable Sung Kim '85, United States Ambassador to South Korea

Student Information

Student Graduation Checklist

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 an alum and related to the grad as noted 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 no later than Thursday, March 27.  In addition, graduates must order a cap and gown for their presenter.  

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 10:00 a.m. in the Ahmanson Dining Room.  If you wish to attend the brunch please RSVP to: Vlasta Lebo

Event Information

Maps and Directions


Because more than 6,000 people are expected to attend the commencement ceremony, you are encouraged to arrive early. It is important to allow adequate time to travel to Loyola Marymount University, park, and walk to the ceremony area. The walk from the parking areas to any of the designated commencement activities will take approximately 15 minutes.

You must enter the campus from the LMU Drive entrance (off Lincoln Boulevard) and park as directed by Security.

Disability/Special Parking and Seating

Once on campus, Security will direct you to Special Needs parking. Drop off is located near the Malone Building. People with special needs should park at RoseCrans Lane (13).

Local Area Hotels and Lodging Information (within 5 miles)

Loyola Marymount University has acquired discounted rates at local area hotels for lodging while you are in town.  Please review the list of Local Area Hotels and Lodging and be sure to reference 'LMU' when making your reservation to obtain a possible rate discount.

Food Service

The Munch Market and the Lair will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located in the Malone Building.


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.

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919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Journalist Law School

Loyola Law School is offering fellowships to 35 professional journalists who have a minimum of three years of experience as a journalist. The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree is daunting. To help support journalists who cover the courts on national, regional or local levels, the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, has developed the journalist law program consisting of a four-day intensive seminar on the legal system. Lectures, lodging and most meals are covered by the program.

The next Journalist Law School fellowship will be held from Wednesday, May 28- Saturday, May 31, 2014. Read more about here.

Please click here to apply.

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Recent Grad Alumni Mixer (Classes 2009-2013)

This event is geared towards recent alumni who have graduated within the last five years (2009-2013).  We invite you to network and connect with members of the alumni community who have started their own firm, partnered with another alumni to open a small firm, work at mid-size firm or have 10+ years experience.  

Take this time to reconnect with classmates and expand your network of alumni. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Seasons 52
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90067


Tickets: $25 (includes appitizers + drink ticket) 

Parking: Use the mall parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation from the restaurant.

RSVP by May 23


RSVP Today!! 

Alumni Attendees - This list only includes alumni who have registered online.

Event Photos  - Click here to view photos from the evening's celebration.  

Know of a fellow alumni who would be interested in attending this event?  Please encourage them to join us by sending them this link. 

For questions, please contact the Carmen Ramirez at 213.736.1046.

Advancement Office


Burns Building 204 
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

213.736.8153 213.384.1659

National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC)

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday, June 19th and Friday, June 20th at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  This is the fifth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together dozens of legal scholars from across the United States and around the world.  We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law.  Presentations should focus on research appropriate for publication in academic journals, especially law reviews, and should make a contribution to the existing scholarly literature.  We will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate.  Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at with an abstract or paper by April 4, 2014.  Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”.  If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance.”  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator.  A final conference schedule will be circulated in late May. 


Keynote Speech
Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance (University of San Diego)

Author-Meets-Readers Session:  Indispensable and Other Myths: The True Story of CEO Pay (University of California Press 2014)

Author:             Michael Dorff, Professor of Law (Southwestern)

Discussants:     Stephen M. Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law (UCLA)
                             Kevin Murphy, Professor of Business, Economics and Law (USC)

The Securities Fraud Class Action after Halliburton

What does the future hold for the securities fraud class action?  A distinguished panel of experts will offer their likely discordant perspectives on the Supreme Court’s forthcoming opinion in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. and its implications for securities litigation.

Moderator:      Margaret V. Sachs, Robert Cotten Alston Professor of Law (Georgia)

Panelists:         Stephen M. Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law (UCLA)
                           Robert P. Bartlett III, Professor of Law (UC Berkeley)
                           Mark I. Labaton, Isaacs, Friedberg & Labaton LLP
                           Adam C. Pritchard, Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law (Michigan)

Paper Panels (to be announced)



Barbara Black (The University of Cincinnati College of Law)
Eric C. Chaffee (The University of Toledo College of Law)
Steven M. Davidoff (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)
Kristin N. Johnson (Seton Hall University School of Law)
Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles)
Margaret V. Sachs (University of Georgia School of Law)



Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
711 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Conference Room Rates: Single or Double Room Rate is $179 - plus taxes, available starting Wednesday, June 18th.

Hotel Reservation Method: Reservations may be made, modified or canceled by individuals online. Individuals may also reserve rooms by calling 1.800.325.3535 and reference the NBLSC, Loyola Law School. Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - before 5:00 p.m.

Hotel Parking:  The hotel offers only valet parking.  Overnight parking rates (includes in-and-out privileges) $32.



Loyola Law School is about 17 miles from LAX Airport and Burbank Airport. Travel time is about 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Taxis from LAX to downtown LA cost about $30-35 (plus a $2.50 airport taxi surcharge). SuperShuttle and the other van services will cost about $15.

Be sure to clarify that you are going to Loyola Law School in downtown LA, or you may end up at the undergraduate campus (Loyola Marymount University) in Westchester.


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Phone: 213.736.1071

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Fashion Law: Summer Intensive Program

Fashion Law Summer Intensive Program (2014 Dates: July 24 - August 1)

The Fashion Law Summer Intensive Program will provide an innovative, hands-on curriculum and training for students in the fashion industry, practicing lawyers and fashion industry professionals looking to develop and specialize their knowledge of how the law impacts fashion entities and their business operations.

The Intensive course will begin with an opening reception on Thursday, July 24.  Classes begin on Friday July 25.  Friday and Saturday will be approximately 9-5 and Sunday will be a half day followed by a field trip.  Classes will then move to the evenings for July 28-July 31, from 6-9 pm, and there will be a closing dinner with a graduation ceremony on August 1, 2014.

Starting on Monday, we will move beyond the basics and focus on this year's topic, which is brand building.  Using a case study and using practical skill/clinic style of teaching, participants will learn what it takes to launch and grow a successful brand.

Professor Staci Riordan and other Loyola Fashion Law professors will be teaching, as well as practicing attorneys that specialize in Fashion Law - and we hope to have some special guests come and share their experiences. For those not working, there will be the opportunity to explore Los Angeles via optional activities.

A certificate of completion will be awarded at the program's graduation ceremony.

Cost:  $3,900


Read about Loyola's Fashion Law Project here: Fashion Law Project 



Loyola Law School is about 17 miles from LAX Airport and Burbank Airport. Travel time is about 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Taxis from LAX to downtown LA cost about $30-35 (plus a $2.50 airport taxi surcharge). SuperShuttle and the other van services will cost about $15.

Be sure to clarify that you are going to Loyola Law School in downtown LA, or you may end up at the undergraduate campus (Loyola Marymount University) in Westchester.


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Los Angeles, CA 90015
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13th-Annual National Civil Trial Competition

Loyola Law School will host the National Civil Trial Competition, sponsored by the law firms of Greene Broillet & Wheeler and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and CourtCall. It 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 purpose of the tournament is to provide student litigants an opportunity to develop and display the skills of a successful civil litigator. Students will be required to perform opening statements, direct- and cross-examination of expert and lay witnesses, and closing arguments -- as well as argue objections based on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Sixteen law schools will compete. Each school may bring one team of four advocates/witnesses and each team will be guaranteed to participate in at least three full trials. Trials will be judged by distinguished members of the Southern California Bar including partners and associates from numerous Los Angeles civil litigation firms.

For more information about the competition please contact:

Tournament Director:

Susan Poehls, Director of Trial Advocacy and William C. Hobbs Clinical Professor of Law
Telephone: 213.736.8173




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919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Deanna Donnini 213.736.1071 213.487.1822