Civil Justice Program Symposium: Injury as Cultural Practice

 September 5 & 6, 2014

The symposium will address some of the most difficult and important debates over injuries now taking place in societies around the world.  Issues will include the question of defining when an injury has occurred, the normalization and inequitable infliction of injuries, and the paradoxical degradation of victims through legal actions meant to compensate them for their injuries."

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Deanna Donnini

Concentrations Fair Fall 2012

Clinics, Concentrations & Experiential Learning Fair to Showcase Practical Training Offerings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

11:30 am - 1:00 pm  and  5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

On the Esplanade

Learn more about the Concentrations, clinics and experiential learning programs on September 10, 2014 in the Burns Lounge from 11:30 am-1:00 pm and again from 5:00-5:45 pm. Important information will be available on applying for clinics for Spring and Fall 2015, dates for team competitions and prerequisites for participating in all the programs. Representatives from several of Loyola's academic programs will be on hand to answer your questions.

Invited are representatives from:

Clinical Programs:

Cancer Legal Resource Center
Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic
Center for Conflict Resolution
Disability Rights Legal Center
Employment Rights Clinic
Fashion Law Clinic
Home Base Immigration Clinic
International Human Rights Clinic
IRS Small Case Tax Clinic
Nonprofit Tax and Transactional Clinic
Project for the Innocent
The Center for Juvenile Law and Policy

  • Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing
  • Juvenile Justice Clinic
  • The Youth Justice Education Clinic


Civil Litigation and Advocacy
Corporate Law and Law & Entrepreneurship
Criminal Justice
Entertainment & Media Law
Environmental Law
Immigrant Advocacy
Intellectual Property Law
International and Comparative Law
Public Interest Law
Sports Law
Tax Law   plus: 

    Family Law Integrated Course of Study
    Health Care Law Integrated Course of Study
    Law of the Political Process Integrated Course of Study

 Experiential Learning Programs:

Byrne Trial Team
Civil Rights Litigation Seminar
Externships, Private and Public Entity Placements
I LLS International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Program
Practical Lawyering in the Family Law Context
Scott Moot Court
Semester in Practice Externship
The Hobbs Program and District Attorney Externship
Transactional Negotiation Team

Conferences & Events


Burns Building - B221
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

213.736.1070 213.487.1822

Grand Reunion Weekend: 50 Years at Albany

Block Party With a Purpose for 50th Anniversary Kick Off

Friday, September 19, 2014
Volunteer: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Happy Hour: 4 pm - 8 pm

Kick off the 50th Weekend Celebration at a block party with a purpose. It's the YMCA’s 21st Annual Stair Climb for Los Angeles as hundreds of fire fighters, attorneys and other racers climb 75 floors to the top of the US Bank Tower.

Calling All Volunteers!
Loyola Law School alumni, students, staff and faculty will be wearing matching Law School shirts to hand out water and cheer on the climbers. The Law School will be represented at water stations, resting floor and at finish line. Interested in volunteering? Please sign up today.

Hope Street Block Party Happy Hour 
Join us at the Hope Street Block Party featuring games, beverages, food trucks, free samples and live music. Visit the Loyola Law School tent and get your free drink ticket. It's a fun way to toast your fellow alumni and meet new downtown L.A. colleagues. 

Grand Reunion & Class Reunions

at Loyola Law School
Saturday, September 20, 2014
6 pm - 10 pm
Cocktail Attire
This is a Grand Reunion like never before! Join the huge party with your fellow alumni back on campus for an evening of connections, cocktails, reunions and an exclusive concert. Special musical guest Peter Cetera will sing his greatest hits from both his Chicago days and illustrious solo career (Sponsored by Tom Girardi ‘64). 

Class Reunions for '64, '74, '84, '94 and '04
Your Class Reunion Committees cordially invite you and a guest to your milestone reunion! During the Grand Reunion, each of your classes will adjourn for your own private reception. Enjoy a fun evening reminiscing with classmates and professors, and mingling with new friends. Then rejoin all alumni for dessert and live entertainment! Get more details about your class reunion.‌

Family Day

at Loyola Law School
Sunday, September 21, 2014
10 am - 2 pm 
All ages welcome!
We’ll start the morning with Mass, then recognize our service honorees over brunch. The day includes a family-friendly BBQ and activities, campus tours and special faculty lectures.

Family Day Schedule of Events

10 a.m.                   Campus Mass
In memory of campus founders Fritz B. Burns and Fr. Joseph Donovan, S.J.

11 a.m.                    Service Brunch
sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
• Presentation of service awards
• Induction into the new Grand Alumni Society for classes of ’64 and prior

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.      Family Day
• Have fun with games, face painting, campus tours & more
• Live music from Gary Greene ’75 and his Big Band of Barristers
• Enjoy food and drinks
• Participate in a service project to pack canned food

1 – 2 p.m.               Faculty Lectures
“From Griswold to Lawrence and Beyond: Fifty Years of the Right of Privacy”
– Allan Ides, Christopher N. May Professor of Law

“America's Criminal Justice System and its Evolution Over the ‘Past’ 50 Years”
– Laurie Levenson, David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy

Grand Reunion Ticket Information

$100 Grand Reunion Weekend Ticket
Best Value! Includes admission into all events!

Individual Tickets
$75 – Grand Reunion Ticket
$35 – Family Day Ticket (Includes all Sunday's activities)
$10 – Kids Family Day Ticket (ages 5 – 12)

Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 2nd.  

Coming from out of town? Discount hotel accomondations available.

Class Reunion/Grand Reunion Ticket Information

$125 Class Reunion/Grand Reunion Weekend Ticket
Best Value! Includes admission into all events!

Individual Tickets
$100 – Class Reunion/Grand Reunion Ticket
$35 – Family Day Ticket (Includes all Sunday's activities)
$10 – Kids Family Day Ticket (ages 5 – 12)

RSVP button

Advancement Office


M-Th: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
F: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


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

213.736.8153 213.384.1659

Fourth-Annual Sister Janet Harris Juvenile Advocate Awards Reception

Please join us for an evening celebrating juvenile advocacy.  This year's awardees are The Hon. Michael Nash, former Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court of Los Angeles, and founding CJLP Director Cyn Yamashiro.    For information about registration and/or sponsorship, please contact Leilani Riehle at

Center for Juvenile Law & Policy

919 Albany Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015


Strategic Litigation in the International Human Rights System: Why, How, and with What Results?

Friday, October 17, 2014
3:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Loyola Law School-Robinson Courtroom

The Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review cordially invites you to the Fall 2014 Symposium entitled Strategic Litigation in the International Human Rights System: Why, How, and with What Results? It will take place on Loyola Law School’s campus in downtown Los Angeles, on the afternoon of Friday, October 17, 2014.

The Symposium features four distinguished speakers actively engaged in litigation before the Inter-American human rights system and moderated by Cesare Romano, Professor of Law and the W. Joseph Ford Fellow at Loyola Law School. Over an afternoon, the speakers will explore the increasing use by an expanding number of non-governmental organizations and law school clinics of the Inter-American system of protection of human rights, and share their first-hand experiences.

On the occasion of the Symposium, the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review will also launch a new website. The website is the result of a multi-year long-term research project led by Professor Romano and run by a selected group of students of the International Law Review. It features a comprehensive collection of concise but detailed summaries in English of all cases decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; a searchable database of comprehensively coded decisions; and country profiles that help the users put the various decisions in their wider context. It is the only website of this kind, and it aims to become a one-stop source for essential information about the Inter-American Court for scholars (legal and political scientists), as well as practitioners all around the world.

After the speaking portion of the event, a small reception will be held on campus serving hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine for an opportunity to continue the discussion.

We hope that you will be able to attend and contribute your voice to this unique event. 


Attendance is free, but registration is required. More information coming soon.

Conferences & Events


919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Haley Kaprielian 213.736.1423 213.487.1822

Tribute to the Champions of Justice Dinner

‌Presented by The Civil Justice Program
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Reception | 6:00 p.m.
Dinner | 7:00 p.m.


DeHaas photo                                                     Shernoff photo

Louis (Duke) H. DeHaas
La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames 

 William M. Shernoff
 Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP


"Video services provided by Verdict Videos." 


Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP
Girardi | Keese 
Glaser Weil
Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP
Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP


AlderLaw, P.C.
Ardalan & Associates, PLC
Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols  
Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McKenna & Peabody
Cooperative of American Physicians
Daniels Fine Israel Schonbuch & Lebovits
Donahue and Horrow LLP
Engstorm, Lipscomb & Lack
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP 
Keller Rackauckas LLP
Law Brandmeyer + Packer LLP
La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames
Law Offices of David J. Weiss
Law Offices of Lisa M Maki
Law Offices of Timothy P. Dillon
McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP
Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford, Stockalper & Moore LLP
Rizio & Nelson
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP
Waters, Kraus & Paul LLP
1/2 Silver
Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Karns
Baker, Burton & Lundy
Herzfeld & Rubin , P.C
Jim Rosen
Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
McNulty Law
Paul Hastings
Robie & Matthai
Sizemore Law Firm
The deRubertis Law Firm, APC
Taylor Blessey LLP
Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell
Atlas Settlement Group, Inc.
Balaban & Spielberger, LLP 
Executive Presentations, Inc.
Heimberg Barr, LLP
Law Offices of Bruce G. Fagel and Associates
Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Law Offices of Rhett Francisco
Taylor & Ring
Tom Stevenson Associates
Advocate Capital, Inc.
EPS Settlements Group 
Law Offices of Christian J.Garris



Conferences & Events


919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Deanna Donnini 213.736.1071 213.487.1822
Event Resources







US-China IP Summit

Friday, November 7, 2014
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles 

The 3rd US-China IP Conference will bring together senior policymakers, academics and international practitioners from China and the U.S. to discuss five important topics:  (1) Revisions to the US and Chinese Copyright Law; (2) IP issues related to the entertainment industry; (3) Role of specialized IP courts; (4) Updates on patent and trade secrets legislation and protection; and (5) Challenges and strategies in cross-border IP enforcement. 

The conference is an annual event co-hosted by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and China Renmin University IP Academy.  Loyola Law School is proud to be the hosting site for the 2014 US-China IP Conference.

The conference draws professionals from business, legal and entertainment industries who want to hear from prominent speakers and experts from both the US and China about cutting edge intellectual property and related issues.  Optional: Four hours of MCLE available. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is a State Bar MCLE-approved provider. SCHEDULE


$100- General Public & Attorneys 

$50- Government Workers, Non-profits, & Academics 
$25 - Non-LLS Students  
Free for current LLS students 

$9 on-campus parking


Jeffery Atik Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Stacey Byrnes  Senior Vice President, NBC Universal
Colleen V. Chien White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 
CHENG Yongshun Former Chinese IP Judge & Senior Counsel, LexField Law Offices 
Mark Cohen United States Patent and Trademark Office
Jay Dougherty Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Terry Fisher Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Victor Gold Dean, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Hon. Judge Andrew J. Guilford  United States District Court, Central District of California    
GUO He China Renmin University
HUANG Wushuang Professor of Law, East China University of Political Science and Law  
Ronald Johnston Senior Litigation Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Raymond A. Kurz Partner, Hogan Lovells 
Mary LaFrance Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
LIU Chuntian Dean, China Renmin University Intellectual Property
LIU Ping Deputy Director-General of Music Copyright Society of China
Zheng Liu Of Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
LUO Li Professor, China Renmin University
MA Yide Beijing Zhongguancun IP Research Institute
MA Xiaogang  Partner, Hylands Law Firm
Karl Manheim Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Robert Merges Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School
David Nimmer Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law 
Seagull Song Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Maria Strong Senior Counsel for Policy & International Affairs, United States
Copyright Office
Marketa Trimble Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
David Wang Partner, Winston & Strawn
YIN Xintian Former Director-General of Legal Affairs Department at SIPO
YU Jun Professor of Law, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Peter Yu Professor of Law, Drake Law School
ZHANG Ping Peking University Law School


Hosting Schools

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919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015




Haley Kaprielian 213-736-1423 213.487.1822


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 Participating Teams:

NCTC Final Packet 2014

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





Conferences & Events


919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Deanna Donnini 213.736.1071 213.487.1822

18th-Annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations

The annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations began at Loyola Law School eighteen years ago, and this year it has partnered with UCLA School of Law. This year’s co-sponsored WCTEO focuses on developments crucial to charities and other nonprofit organizations. It attracts lawyers, accountants, and those who work in exempt organizations. The program features an array of government officials and prominent exempt organization practitioners, from both the West Coast and across the country.

  • Government officials and leading practitioners will, among many other topics:
  • Give updates on the latest developments;
  • Explain how nonprofits merge or dissolve;
  • Address how the ACA affects nonprofit organizations.

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend this event, you will be able to register onsite at the start of the conference. 

2014 Conference Materials


The UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095


$675 - Early Bird Registration (by October 31, 2014)
$835 - Registration (after October 31, 2014)
$35 - Additional set of printed conference materials 

Loyola Law School is a State Bar of California. MCLE-approved provider. If requesting an attendance certificate for CPE credit or the MCLE certificate, you must sign in daily.
• Day One - 6.75 hours MCLE Credit and includes 1 hour of Legal Ethics
• Day Two - 5.75 hours MCLE Credit


Please fax your cancellation notice no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 6, 2014 to 213.487.1822 for a refund (less a $75 administration fee). No call is necessary for a substitution by another person for all or part of the conference; however, the substitute must check in at the registration table.


Directions and Parking for UCLA Faculty Center:
The UCLA Faculty Center is at 480 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Parking Structure 2 is closest to the Faculty Center and has two different options for parking. We recommend that you allow 15 minutes for parking:

  • Short-term, pay-by-space parking. Pay-by-space parking is perfect for visitors who are familiar with campus and don’t need to stop at an Information & Parking booth for directions and assistance. Pay-by-space parking in Parking Structure 2costs $1 – $7 for 20 minutes to two hours, and $12 for all day. Parking Structure 2 pay-by-space parking can be accessed from the Charles E. Young Drive East entrance.

How to use self service parking pay stations -

Pay-by-space parking map -

  • All-day permits for Parking Structure 2 may be purchased from Information & Parking booths for $12. The parking booth on Hilgard Ave. and Westholme Ave. is closest to the Faculty Center. Parking booth attendants can direct you to the proper parking area, and point out the location of the Faculty Center. NOTE: parking booths accept cash only.

Information and parking booths:




Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP


Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Clark Nuber, PS 

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP

Mitchell Silberg & Knupp LLP

SingerLewak LLP



7:30-8:25 a.m.            Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30-8:35 a.m.            Welcome and introduction to the day

8:35-9:50 a.m.            Washington Update

Ruth Madrigal, U.S. Treasury (invited)
Kirk M. Paxson, Internal Revenue Service 
Tammy Ripperda, Internal Revneue Services-Exempt Organizations

9:50-10:05 a.m.          Break

10:05-11:15 a.m.        Mergers, Acquisitions, Dissolution and Alliances of Exempt Organizations

Arthur Rieman, The Law Firm for Non-Profits,® P.C.
Lisa A. Runquist, Attorney at Law

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Advising Versus Earmarking

Jennifer L. Franklin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Ingrid Mittermaier, Adler & Colvin

12:30-1:45 p.m.          Hosted lunch

George K. Yin, University of Virginia School of Law

1:45-2:45 p.m.            Charitable Giving Update

David Wheeler Newman, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

 2:45-3:00 p.m.            Break

3:00-4:00 p.m.            Charitable Diversions (and Not the Good Kind): Dealing with Embezzlement

Ofer Lion, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Suzanne Ross McDowell, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

4:00-5:00 p.m.             Implications of ACA for Exempt Organizations

Jill Horwitz, UCLA School of Law
Catherine E. Livingston, Jones Day

5:00-6:00 p.m.            Networking reception


7:30 – 8:25 a.m.         Registration and Cont. Breakfast

8:30-8:35 a.m.            Introduction to the day

8:35-9:50 a.m.            Current Developments

Bruce Hopkins, Polsinelli, P.C.

9:50-10:05 a.m.          Break

10:05-11:15 a.m.        Breakout 

Form 990 Issues
Stephen M. Clarke, Ernst & Young LLP
Jane M. Searing, Clark Nuber

Private Foundation Hot Topics
Kelli Archibald, Ernst & Young, LLP
Lisa Johnsen, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Gift Acceptance Policies
Louis E. Michelson, Louis E. Michelson, APC
William Finestone, Blank Rome LLP
Lawrence M. Lebowsky, Law Office of Lawrence M. Lebowsky

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Attorney General Update

Sonja Berndt, California Attorney General's Office
Sean Delany, Lawyers Alliance for New York

12:15-1:15 p.m.          Social Enterprise Entities 

David A. Levitt, Adler & Colvin
Richard Moon, State Board of Equalization

1:15-2:30 p.m.            Lunch with State Bar Exempt Organizations Committee 

2:30-3:45 p.m.            Panel of Experts

Marion Fremont-Smith, Harvard Kennedy School
Bruce Hopkins, Polsinelli, P.C.
Douglas M. Mancino, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
LaVerne Woods, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Conferences & Events


919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Deanna Donnini 213.736.1071 213.487.1822
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Fashion Law Summer Intensive Program - Video

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

The 2014 Fashion Law Summer Intensive Program hosted by Loyola Law School provided a concentrated immersion into the world of fashion law.  The program was designed for students in the fashion industry, practicing lawyers and fashion industry professionals seeking to develop and deepen their understanding of the relationship between the law and the business of fashion.

Staci Riordan, chair of the Fox Rothschild Fashion Law Practice Group and Loyola Law school professor, along with other Loyola fashion law professors and practicing attorneys who specialize in fashion law, taught the many topics covered in this nine-day program.

Portions of this course are available for video download. Class sessions included in video stream are Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 for $1,500. MCLE credit (16 hours) is available. Click here for more information.  

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is a State Bar MCLE-approved provider.

Register for the video download NOW!

Topics include:

• Fashion Today: An Industry Overview
• How to Launch A Fashion Line
• Intellectual Property Considerations in Fashion
• Copyright Considerations: IDPPA
• Ins & Outs of Fashion Importing & Exporting
• Fashion Employment Law
• Advertising and Social Media Legal Considerations
• Real Estate Impact in Fashion: Retail Leasing

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


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919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Alicia Mejia 213.736.1070 213.487.1822
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