Faculty in the News

Loyola faculty members pride themselves on being accessible to the media and part of the public discourse on news of legal significance. Visit Loyola's Summary Judgments faculty blog to read faculty opinions on current legal issues. Highlights of recent media appearances and quotations include:

2015 

Spring 2015 semester quotes are currently being updated. Here is a sampling:

April

Professor Kathleen Kim was quoted in the Orange County Register story, "Subsidized health care, discrimination ban, Office of New Americans and more: Lawmakers want to further protect immigrants." In it, she assessed methods proposed by one bill to certify those eligible for a federal Victim of Criminal Activity Visa, or a U-Visa. Excerpt:

“If this were to be passed, it would be the law, and law enforcement officers would be expected to follow it. I do support this kind of measure,” said Kim, who also serves on the Los Angeles Police Commission.
Professor Georgene Vairo discussed with CNET the likelihood of success for an Indian woman's lawsuit against the Uber car service for an alleged assault committed by one of its drivers outside the U.S. Excerpt:
Foreigners often sue US companies for things that happen overseas -- car manufacturers have been sued for accidents, and oil companies have been taken to court for harming the environment. But it's rare for one foreign national to sue a US company to get it to change its policies in every country it operates in. Some legal experts believe the case will be a tough win. "I would think that a single individual plaintiff from a single individual country would not have standing to get relief of that sort," said Georgene Vairo, a law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Loyola Law School was mentioned prominently in a Los Angeles Times story about the announcement by Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey that her office would be creating a unit to review wrongful-conviction claims. This came in the wake of an $8 million settlement with Obie Anthony, a client of Loyola's Project for the Innocent. Excerpt:
The creation of such a team in the biggest county in the state could result in more California prosecutors following suit, said Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and founding director of Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent.“I think L.A. could be real leaders,” she said.
Professor Stan Goldman was quoted by the Associated Press about the challenges faced by prosecutors in the "Suge" Knight murder trial related to witness testimony and video evidence. Goldman noted that defense attorneys have painstakingly analyzed footage in cases like the beating of motorist Rodney King, which led to convictions against two of the officers involved but "you never quite know what's going to happen with a video." 

March

Professor Dan Selmi recently published "States Should Think Twice Before Refusing Any Response to EPA’s Clean Power Rules" with Columbia Law School's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, where he is a Visiting Scholar. The piece was noted in several news outlets:

Excerpt: 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed rules for existing power plants play a central role in the Obama Administration’s plans for regulating greenhouse gas emissions to prevent climate change. The rules, technically known as the “Existing Source Performance Standards,” will require a major effort from many states to change their methods of producing electricity, disrupting the status quo in an area long the province of state public service commissions. Not surprisingly, the proposed rules generated an avalanche of comments to EPA ranging from full support to vehement opposition, with the commenters also staking out positions on various technical issues. Law firms are raising questions about the rules' validity and gearing up to take part in the inevitable litigation over them. 

The high-profile debate has led some critics of the rules to argue that states should oppose them by simply opting out of the entire regulatory process and refusing any response to the rules. The movement has even acquired a slogan: “Just Say No.” While the slogan is borrowed from Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug message in the 1980s, it still has the same forceful ring to it. And “saying no” would give states the satisfaction of telling Washington off for its intrusive regulations.

 Some states have begun to embrace the "Just Say No" idea by considering legislation that, to varying degrees, would hobble the adoption of state plans complying with the upcoming regulations. For example, Kentucky enacted a law requiring its environmental regulators to adopt separate state standards of performance for controlling carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants that burn both coal and natural gas. The legislation might prohibit the state from adopting an approvable plan under the upcoming power plant regulations. South Carolina is considering a resolution that would “urge” the state’s environmental department not to prepare or submit a plan to EPA until the legality of the new rules is decided, while a similar bill proposed in Kansas would prohibit state agencies from drafting a response until all litigation is resolved.  The Colorado Senate passed a bill that would cut the state’s renewable energy requirement in half. Various other states are considering action. 

The “Just Say No” slogan is pithy, and as an immediate political response, states may be tempted to follow its advice by taking legislative or executive action that prevents or hinders the state from responding to the upcoming rules. Before taking that step, however, states should carefully consider the consequences. If they do so objectively, it becomes apparent that opting out of the process at this point can result in significant disadvantages.

Read the full article.

February

Professor Stan Goldman appeared on KTTV-TV/Fox 11 Los Angeles to discuss LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's concerns about the way in which the Waze app discloses police officer locations. 

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in the Slate story, "Does Decriminalization Work?" about the unintended consequences of decriminalizing certain misdemeanor offenses. Excerpt:

What misdemeanors are being decriminalized around the country? 
Marijuana possession is the poster child. It’s the one we see the most movement on, and it’s a phenomenon that dozens of states are engaging in. But some states are also looking at decriminalization of traffic offenses, as well as public-order offenses, like loitering and disorderly conduct.
Read the full story.

January

Professor Stan Goldman appeared on KTTV-TV/Fox 11 Los Angeles to discuss LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's concerns about the way in which the Waze app discloses police officer locations. 

Professor David Glazier appeared on the PBS Studio SoCal episode "World War 3.0 -- Cyber Conflicts" to discuss the Department of Defense's role in cybersecurity and protecting U.S. citizens and assets with hosts Elizabeth Espinosa and Rick Reiff. During the show, he discussed the potential interruptions of service that could be caused by a cyber attack, including disruption of military personnel pay from direct electronic transfer.

Senior Associate Dean Sean Scott was quoted in a Law 360 story about the Law School's efforts to prepare students for the business side of practicing law. Excerpt: 

The students in these programs “appreciate that we are aware of the challenges of the market and that we’re not simply throwing up our hands and saying, ‘Good luck to you,’” according to Sean Scott, a senior associate dean at Loyola Law School, which started a couple of business-skill programs for their students and graduates in the past three years. One such program is Semester in Practice, where a student shadows a working lawyer, not just at the law firm but at the business lunch and the bar association mixer — exposing them “not just to the day-to-day practice of law, but the business of getting business,” Scott says.

Professor Lauren Willis published the op-ed, "What the bank owes you: clarity," in the Los Angeles Times. Excerpt:

There are dozens of entities devoted to educating you about all things financial. Congress funds a commission and a website, Mymoney.gov. Schools have added “financial literacy” to their curricula. Banks put out pamphlets, and every major investment brokerage has Web pages devoted to educating people on how to invest wisely.

Professor Michael Waterstone published the op-ed, "A Deeper Introspection of Police Behavior: Treatment of People with Disabilities," in the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Professor Justin Levitt, who runs the website All About Redistricting, was quoted about pivotal election-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term in a National Law Journal story. Excerpt:

"It's possible that the Arizona case will just be about whether the Arizona and California redistricting commissions are constitutional," Levitt said. "But I suspect that the court will have a fair amount to say about state flexibility to create institutions that regulate federal elections generally. The same part of the federal constitution governs all of the rules for federal elections."

2014 

 

December

Professor Jay Dougherty discussed the Sony computer hacking and its implications on the movie The Interview on KTTV-TV/Fox 11 LA. 

Professor Alexandra Natapoff published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle assessing efforts around the country, including California's Prop. 47, to reduce penalties for certain crimes. As she found in her law review article, "Misdemeanor Decriminalization," sometimes the efforts backfire for underrepresented groups. Excerpt:

There are a lot of great things about decriminalization. But it has a surprisingly punitive and racially charged dark side, and it doesn’t always work the way people think it does. The “non-jailable misdemeanor” — popular in many states — is still a crime that triggers arrest, probation and fines, criminal records and other collateral consequences. Even the gold standard of decriminalization — the “non-arrestable” civil infraction — can derail a defendant’s employment, education and immigration status, while the failure to pay noncriminal fines can lead to contempt citations and incarceration. And while decriminalization sounds egalitarian — after all, it’s a promise not to lock up people who would usually get locked up — sometimes it might actually make things worse for the poor and people of color. 

Dean Victor Gold's book, Federal Practice and Procedure: Evidence, was cited in a reference to "extraneous" information in the recently issued Supreme Court opinion in Warger v. Shauers. His op-ed about the opinion was published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Excerpt: 

Generally speaking, information is deemed “extraneous” if it derives from a source “external” to the jury. See Tanner, 483 U. S., at 117. “External” matters include publicity and information related specifically to the case the jurors are meant to decide, while “internal” matters include the general body of experiences that jurors are understood to bring with them to the jury room. See id.,
at 117–119; 27 C. Wright & V. Gold, Federal Practice and Procedure: Evidence §6075, pp. 520–521 (2d ed. 2007). 

Professor Laurie Levenson discussed the Ferguson grand jury assessing whether to recommend charges against a Ferguson, Mo. police officer for his role in shooting an unarmed African-American man. In her recent blog post, "The Ferguson Grand Jury: Lessons from the O.J. Grand Jury," she wrote:

There are lessons from the O.J. Simpson grand jury for the grand jury considering whether to indict Office Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Few people remember that the Los Angeles County District Attorney originally convened a grand jury to decide on the fate of celebrity defendant, O.J. Simpson. This was not surprising given that politically controversial cases are often thrown to the grand jury to take some of the heat off a prosecutor in deciding whether to bring charges. Unlike with federal cases, state charges generally do not need to go through the grand jury process. The District Attorney has the power to file charges directly and hold a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to support those charges. However, a grand jury provides an elected official cover for making the decision to charge in difficult cases.

Read her other analyses:

Professor Michael Guttentag was quoted in a Reuters story about whether an Securities and Exchange Commission director's extensive stock holdings and trading activity represent an inherent conflict of interest. Excerpt:

Michael Guttentag, a professor of securities law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said it's "ill-advised" for public figures in a position of power in the markets to own individual securities. "At the very least, it creates the potential impression of impropriety," he said.

November

Professor Laurie Levenson discussed on KPCC-FM's AirTalk with Larry Mantle the potential on how the grand jury could impact the case of the embattled Ferguson, Mo. police officer facing murder charges for shooting an unarmed African-American man.

Professor Kathleen Kim, advisor to the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic and advisor of the Law School's Immigrant Advocacy Concentration, provided analysis of two important issues for Los Angeles magazine:

A Primer on Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

Kim was quoted extensively in a story analyzing the president's recent actions. In it, she commented on reprioritizing the deportation list: “What this does is actually identify a more extended pool of who is considered dangerous aliens. Previously, gang members weren’t explicitly designated. It makes sense because gang members are typically engaged in crime, but it also creates a problem for individuals who might be incorrectly considered gang members.” 

Gone Girls: Human Trafficking on the Home Front

Kim was quoted in a separate story about the domestic sex trafficking. In it, she was quoted: “It’s a problem among marginalized children.”

October

Professor Justin Levitt wrote an op-ed in the Daily Journal entitled, “High court elections cause is a sleeper sequel.” Excerpt: "Sequels are rarely bigger blockbusters than the original."

Dean Victor Gold was quoted in the Daily Journal story, “Law schools gearing up for skills training." In it, he said, ”We have to teach people to be lawyers, not just to think like one.”

Professor Kathleen Kim, faculty supervisor of the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic and advisor to the Immigrant Advocacy Concentration, was featuredon the list of Los Angeles Magazine's "LA Woman" section profiling inspiration leaders in the community. The story headline was: "Kathleen Kim Speaks for Local Victims Without a Voice: The Loyola Law School professor, a member of the Los Angeles Police Commission, studies human trafficking." Excerpt:

Her greatest challenge: Even in our diverse city, there are a lot of people who are anti-immigrant. We hear complaints from the community about the LAPD protecting illegal aliens, but local law enforcement has to focus on protecting residents. They’re not immigration enforcers. 

Read the complete profile

September

Professor Michael Guttentag assessed the impact of corporate political spending on a company's stock performance in the Wall Street Journal story, "Corporate Political Gifts: Count 'Em if You Can." Excerpt:

Research has shown that the more money a company donates to political candidates, the lower the future return of its stock. But correlation doesn't equal causation, and it probably isn't the political donations alone that are causing the underperformance, says Michael Guttentag, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Read the full story.

Adjunct Professor Staci Riordan, director of The Fashion Law Project, was featured in a Beverly Hills Bar Association profile of the Fashion Law Summer Intensive, produced by The Fashion Law Project at Loyola Law School. The writer, Victoria Burke, attended the program as a fellow. Excerpt:

Aristotle is credited with saying, “Nature abhors a vacuum.”   For many years, Los Angeles--as well as the entire West Coast--existed in a vacuum when it came to promoting fashion law within its law school institutions. Helplessly, the West Coast sat back and watched as the East Coast planted the flag of this nascent legal niche. Fordham Law School was the bellwether with its Fashion Law Institute founded by Susan Scalfidi. (Scalfidi is also credited with teaching the first course on fashion law.) With the distinguishing claim of affirmatively establishing this field, Fordham claimed both domination and reputation. Perhaps the hesitation of other law schools to initially follow its lead was due to the fact that “fashion law” was a newly coined term. However, within the last couple of years, Loyola Law School decided to make the definitive leap into this emerging area of law.

Read the entire story.

August

Professor John Nockleby discussed on KPCC-FM's AirTalk with Larry Mantle the impact of the California Supreme Court's ruling that prohibiting home healthcare workers hired to assist Alzheimer's patients from suing their employers.

 

Professor David Glazier discussed with Radio Free Europe whether pro-Russian separatist treatment of Ukrainian prisoners, alleged to include parading and taunting, violated the Geneva Convention. Excerpt:

 

When pro-Russian separatists marched captured Ukrainian soldiers at bayonet-point through the streets of Donetsk over the weekend, the crowd jeered, cursed, and hurled refuse at the haggard prisoners.

It was a spectacle that shocked many, including human rights activists who called the procession a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions' rules on the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). But whether the forced march constituted a war crime -- and whether it could be prosecuted as such -- is not so clear-cut, international law experts say.

This ambiguity lies largely in how the Ukraine conflict itself is classified, according to David Glazier, an international law expert at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Read the full story.

July

Professor Kevin Lapp was quoted in an NBC article on July 23 regarding the immigration crisis, which is exemplified by a Salvadoran youth whose case was argued in a Los Angeles court.

Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in a freenewspos.com article on July 23 regarding a jury’s decision to find former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife guilty of criminal charges for lying of their residence when Alarcon ran for office.

Professor David Glazier was quoted in a GlobalSecurity.org article on July 23 regarding questions of war crimes that may have been committed by those responsible for the downing of a Malaysian airplane over Ukraine. 

Professor Adam Zimmerman was mentioned for co-writing a paper that was referenced in a Claims Journal article on July 23 regarding GM’s victim compensation plan for accidents caused by faulty ignition switches.

Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in a Fox & Hounds article on July 23 regarding scandals in California government that many believe call for ethics reform.

Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an L.A. Times article on July 22 about the lawsuit that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. has filed to block a measure on Citizens United.

Professor Lara Bazelon was quoted in an NBC article on July 17 regarding the recent ruling that declared California’s death penalty unconstitutional.

Professor Jennifer Rothman was a guest on a KPCC-FM segment on July 17 about a recent lawsuit brought by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against Activision Blizzard, Inc.  for lost profits and damages that the company gained by including Noriega in its video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Professor Laurie Levenson was a guest on a KPCC-FM segment on July 17 regarding a ruling by a California judge who asserted that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.

April

Professor John Nockleby, director of Loyola's Civil Justice Program, discussed on KABC-TV what a plaintiff must prove in order to succeed in a civil suit about alleged sex abuse. The story detailed allegations made by a former child actor against directors and other entertainment executives.

Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted by The Washington Times in a story about a police raid of the home of a Twitter user who set up a parody account which accused the mayor of Peoria, Ill. of drug use. Jim Ardis, the mayor of Peoria, allegedly ordered the raid and accused the suspect of unlawfully impersonating a public official.

Associate Professor Adam Zimmerman was quoted in a Reuters story a prospective victim compensation fund for those affected by car crashes caused by an alleged GM defect.

Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted by The Wall Street Journal in a story on recent suspensions of three Democratic legislators which has cost the party its supermajority in the California Senate.

March

Associate Professor Priscilla Ocen published the op-ed, "Marissa Alexander and Overpolicing and Underprotection of Black Women," on Ebony.com.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by The Nation on March 5 regarding the earmarks given to the clients of Republican congressional candidate David Jolly.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by KPCC-FM on March 4 regarding the approximate $79,000 the Central Basin Municipal Water District is paying for claims of six-car automobile accident in 2010 that involved its board member, Art Chacon.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by FindLaw on March 1 regarding recent complaints against California legislators who do not reside in the district they represent. 

February

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by Voice of San Diego on Feb. 26 regarding the questions being raised after alleged email solicitations for the reelection of San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis were publicized.  

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in articles published by The Washington Times and Raw Storyon Feb. 25 regarding the $5 million being sought by a Colombian informant who allegedly helped capture Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez, a powerful drug cartel.

Professor Lauren Willis and Professor Emeritus Gideon Kanner were mentioned in an article published by ABA Journal on Feb. 24 regarding the bailout of foreclosure many Bay Area homeowners are seeking from eminent domain.

Professor David Glazier was quoted in an article published by Mother Jones on Feb. 21 regarding all of the possible crimes that the House of Cards character Jacqueline Sharp may have committed in the show’s storyline.

Adjunct Professor Paula Mitchell was mentioned in an article published by the Los Angeles Sentinel on Feb. 20 regarding the petition that three former California governors are launching to reform the state’s death penalty process.

Professor Lee Petherbridge was quoted in an article published by The Daily Pennsylvanian on Feb. 18 regarding a settlement made in a lawsuit for the patent infringement of two genes that could test for breast cancer.   

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 5 regarding the decision of Los Angeles County prosecutors to drop charges against a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher who was accused of abuse after their sole witness refused to testify.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in article published by the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 4 regarding the criminal trial of a Los Angeles County judge.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 2 regarding another child abuse case involving Miramonte Elementary. 

January

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson discussed ethics violation allegations leveled against an aid to Sheriff Lee Baca on KABC-TV on Jan. 31.

Professor Stan Goldman was quoted by the Associated Press on Jan. 31 about the ramifications of pop star Justin Bieber's legal woes on both sides of the Canadian border.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson discussed U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement announcement on KNBC-TV on Jan. 30.

Professor Stan Goldman discussed on KPCC-FM's Take Two the California Supreme Court's decision to reject disgraced journalist Stephen Glass' bid to practice law in California. on Jan. 27.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by the Los Angeles Times about the YouTube posting of a secretly taped telephone conversation in the case of an alleged sexual abuse on Jan. 24.

Associate Professor Adam Zimmerman discussed the filing of another McDonald's "hot coffee" lawsuit on the Jan. 10 edition of KPCC-FM's AirTalk.

Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted in articles published by Before It’s News and GOPUSA on Jan. 7 regarding the legal actions that could be taken against the West Covina Unified School District for its barring a first-grade student to distribute a story about Jesus before Christmas.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by RGJ.com on Jan. 3 regarding Harvey Whittemore’s legal troubles.

2013

 

December

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in an article published by the Appleton Hub on Dec. 27 regarding the lack of standards against policing incentivized testimony in Wisconsin.

Professor Paula Pearlman was quoted in an article published by Press-Telegram on Dec. 21 regarding the historical significance of Hollywood Park.

Professor Paula Pearlman was quoted in an article published by LA.Streetsblog.org on Dec. 18 regarding the legal action that has been taken by citizens because of Los Angeles’ poor and dangerous sidewalks.

Professor David Glazier was quoted in multiple articles published by ABC News and TriValleyCentral.comfrom Dec. 13- 15 regarding the decision of a naval investigator who is expected to plead guilty for bribery.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by InlandPolitics.com on Dec. 14 regarding the recent federal indictments issued to several of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. 

Associate Dean Paul Hayden was quoted multiple articles published by HispanicBusiness.comand The Sentinel from Dec. 13-15 regarding the growing trend of attorneys abandoning clients.

October

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by Before It’s News on Oct. 24 regarding a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Office, after two deputies held a man they accused of terrorism in custody because he was taking photos of the city’s subway system.

Professor Lauren Willis was quoted in an article published by Bloomberg on Oct. 23 regarding the lack of change that financial education has on making strong financial decisions.

Professor Stanley Goldman was quoted in an article published by InlandPolitics.com on Oct. 18 regarding the leak of the FBI’s investigation at the San Bernardino City Hall.

Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon was quoted in an article published by ColorLines on Oct. 15 regarding the future of affirmative-action in the United States.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by The Washington Times on Oct. 8 regarding McCutcheon v. FEC and the impact it can have on elections.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by VOXXIon Oct. 6 regarding new bills that would accommodate illegal immigrants in California.

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in a Reuters article published by Zimbio on Oct. 5 regarding the effect that the trial involving AEG and the alleged wrongful death of Michael Jackson can have on the entertainment industry.

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in articles published by Cottage Country Now, TravelCentral.com, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, KSTC-TV, PollstarHuffington Post, KFWB-AM , and Encorefrom Oct. 2-5 regarding the favorable verdict for AEG in the alleged wrongful death of Michael Jackson.

Professor Stanley Goldman was quoted in an article published by Rolling Stone on October 4 regarding the possibility of an appeal in the Michael Jackson lawsuit, after AEG received a favorable verdict.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by CBS Newsand Zimbio on Oct. 3 regarding the jury of the Michael Jackson trial’s decision that Conrad Murray acted competently. 

September

Professor Dan Schechter was quoted by Bloomberg News about a California city's attempt to use eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages.

Associate Professor Adam Zimmerman discussed the mechanics of class-action lawsuits in a Knoxville News-Sentinel story.

Associate Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by abc on Sept. 30 regarding Sherriff Lee Baca’s decision to separate himself from a health company that he was set to endorse.

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in articles published by Zimbio and The Global and Mail regarding the impending verdict in the case between Michael Jackson’s family and AEG.

Professor Jay Dougherty was quoted in articles published by The Hollywood Reporterand FirstShowing.net from Sept. 27-28 regarding the decision that The Walt Disney Company made to not take legal action against an independent filmmaker who filmed illegally on Disney property.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by The Christian Science Monitor on Sept. 25 regarding the new laws California is instituting against paparazzi.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in articles published by Free Republicand Newtelegram.com from Sept. 20-21 regarding the expansion of the rights for noncitizens in California.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by Mother Jones on Sept. 17 regarding the protest of many citizens against allowing cops to search through data on cell phones.

Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted in an article published by globalpost on Sept. 17 regarding the large number of deductibles citizens are seeking because of an increase in tax rates. 

August

Clinical Professor Cyn Yamashiro, Kaplan Feldman Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, discussed his study on the differences in representation of juvenile clients by public defenders and panel attorneys with KPCC-FM on August 5.  

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in multiple articles published by Detroit Free News, examiner.com, digtriad.com, WBIR-TV, The Tennessean, GOP USA, Newsmax, and The Daily Caller from August 4-5 regarding the crimes that the FBI allowed its informants to break, reaching over than 5,600 examples in a year.

Professor Dan Schechter and Professor Emeritus Gideon Kanner were quoted in multiple articles published by ABC News on August 2 regarding the proponents of a plan in Richmond, California to use the legal process of eminent domain.

Professor Karl Manheim was quoted in multiple articles published by globalpost and New York Daily News on August 2 regarding the protections that a religious institution can have for firing an employee because he or she had a same-sex marriage.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in multiple articles published by The PEW Charitable Trusts, GOP USA, and The State from August 2 to August 11 regarding Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act, which is being focused on as a part of a “bail-in” lawsuit for Texas after Section 5 of the act was invalidated by the Supreme Court in June. 

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by Huffington Post on August 1 regarding a political advantage with super PACs.

July

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in multiple articles published by The Sacramento Bee and the San Louis Obispo Tribune on July 31 regarding relationships between lobbyists and lawmakers.  

Professor David Glazier was a guest for a segment aired by KPCC-FM on July 30 regarding the acquittal of Bradley Manning on the charge of “aiding the enemy.”

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in multiple articles published by USA Today and wltx.com on July 29 regarding the lack of representation for Latinos by Republican House of Representatives Members.  

Professor Cyn Yamashiro published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on July 29 regarding the meager $350 that Los Angeles County affords children charged with crimes, no matter how serious, to pay for representation from a private attorney. 

Associate Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by KPCC-FM on July 25 regarding a federal investigation that connected Tom Calderon, brother of State Senator Ron Calderon, with the Central Basin Municipal Water District.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in multiple articles published by Politico, MinnPost, HometownSource.com,Voice of America, and The Leadership Conference from July 17-July 25 regarding recent issues concerning the Voting Rights Act.    

Professor Stanley Goldman was a guest for a segment aired by KPCC-FM on July 16 following the innocent verdict in the Zimmerman trial. 

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by The Spokesman-Review on July 15 regarding the innocent verdict in the Zimmerman trial, which legal analysts believe is the fault of an “overreaching” prosecution. 

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in an article published by Daily News, Los Angeles on July 14 regarding the reactions that are being expressed following the innocent verdict in the Zimmerman trial.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by the Los Angeles Times on July 10 regarding the accusations against the newly installed Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, among others, for violating a federal voting rights law when the legislative maps for 15 City Council districts were developed.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by KPCC-FM on July 4 regarding the recent special elections that Gov. Jerry Brown has had to issue.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by Penn Live on July 3 regarding the challenge of Nate Curtis’s candidacy for the mayoral race of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania based on residency. 

Professor David Glazier was quoted in an article published by truthout on July 3 regarding the now defunct Guantánamo Bay prison, “Camp X-Ray,” and the history with terrorist that the facility had. 

June

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in multiple articles published by The Sacramento Bee and TMCnet.com on June 30 regarding the behests contributed by Wal-Mart towards nonprofit organizations affiliated with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Councilman Jay Schenirer.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by New America Media on June 29 regarding the success that redistricting California had after the 2008 passing of Proposition 11, despite the new map causing some concerns for the future.

Professor Brietta Clark was quoted in an article published by PRWeb on June 28 regarding the effect that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can have with sarcoma survivors and people with rare cancers. 

Associate Professor Douglas NeJaime was quoted in an article published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 27 regarding same-sex marriage in the states of Missouri and Illinois. 

Professor David Glazier was quoted in multiple articles published by SanLuisObispo.com, The Washington Post, Saukvalley.com, CBS News, NPR, KIMT.com, The Sun Chronicle, Lowell Sun Online, The Kennebec Journal, Military.com, Outside the Beltway, Yakima Herald Republic, CBS Boston, The Charleston Gazette, Messenger Newsstarherald.com, and Legal News from June 26-28 regarding the decision that has been overturned in the case of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, a marine who served nearly half of an 11-year sentence for leading a squad in committing an Iraqi war crime.    

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in multiple articles published by NPR and The Arab American News from June 26-27 regarding the key provision of the Voting Rights Act’s Section 4 that was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime gave a Q&A with the Hollywood Reporter on June 26 regarding the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, and the striking of DOMA.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in articles published by Inter Press Service and Atlantic Progressive News from June 25-26 regarding the provision of Section 4 that was struck by the Supreme Court in the Voting Rights Act.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by ABC on June 25 regarding the rulings on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and DOMA, which are expected to be released on Wednesday, June 26.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by PoliFact.com on June 25 regarding the legality behind the incarcerated Stephen Nodine’s decision to run for Congress to represent Alabama’s 1st Congressional District.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by U.S. News on June 25 regarding the strikes on key provisions against the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by ColorLines on June 25 regarding the decisions made by the Supreme Court on the Voting Rights Acts.  

Professor Daniel Lazaroff was quoted in an article published by The Atlantic Cities on June 25 regarding the lawsuit made by the City of San Jose against Major League Baseball involving the possibility of moving the Oakland Athletics to its city.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in articles published by the Boston Globe and Las Vegas Sunon June 25 regarding the role that snitching has on the judicial system.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by AlterNet on June 23 regarding the possible investigation of Louis Scarcella, a former Brooklyn homicide detective who has become the focus of public scrutiny because of his work.

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime was quoted in an article published by On Top Magazine on June 23 regarding the impending rulings on Proposition 8 by the Supreme Court expected to be made before the court’s summer break.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was mentioned in an article published by The Sun on June 21 for her insight on the proposed recall of 10 out the 11 elected officials of San Bernardino.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in multiple articles published by The Hill, Daily Me, and Free Republic on June 21 about the difficulty that Republicans face in sticking perjury charges on Attorney General Eric Holder.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by ColorLines.com on June 20 regarding the impact that Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. is going to have on Shelby v. Holder.

Professor Daniel Lazaroff was a guest for a segment aired by KPCC-FM on June 19 regarding the recent lawsuit that the City of San Jose made against Major League Baseball in the effort to gain leverage in moving the Oakland Athletics to its city.

Professor Daniel Lazaroff was quoted in an article published by the Los Angeles Times on June 18 regarding the recent lawsuit that the City of San Jose made against Major League Baseball in the effort to gain leverage in moving the Oakland Athletics to its city.   

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by the Sacramento Bee on June 18 regarding the unusual, and perhaps illegal, decision made by the Herald Fire Protection District board to oust one of its members.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article published by Campaigns & Elections on June 17 regarding the impact that Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission had on how campaign finance is viewed.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in multiple articles published by the St. Paul Press, NW Green Resource Blog, MontereyHerald.com, KCBY, The Huffington Post, Carolina’s CW, Tribune Review, The Western Star, National Public Radio, TuscaloosaNews.com, CBS Seattle, OregonLive.com, Timesonline, KIMT.com, Vancouver Sun, The Courier Journal, Aetna InteliHealth, BoulderDailyCamera.com, CBS News, The Star Phoenix, CortezJournal.com, GreenrichTime.com, The Post and Courier, Lompoc Record, >The Province, Delaware Online, EastValleyTribune.com, Aurora Sentinel, THOnline.com, and Media Awareness Projectfrom June 16-23 regarding former Microsoft manager, Jamen Shively's plans to establish the first international marijuana powerhouse based in the United States after its legalization in two states last year.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was published an article for the Sacramento Bee on June 13 where she identifies the recent FBI raids on California state Sen. Ron Calderon’s offices as underscoring the increasing influence money has on the political process. The article was also published by Merced Sun-Star.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in articles published by Daily Bulletin and Inside Bay Area on June 13 regarding the recent target on San Bernardino’s water control from city officials.

Professor Lee Petherbridge was quoted in an article published by Tech News World on June 13 regarding the recent rulings made by the Supreme Court on patenting human genes. 

Professor Karl Manheim was quoted in articles published by KTVQ­-TVand KMOV-TV on June 11 regarding the legality of the sweeping surveillance activities made by the National Security Agency. 

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in an article published by Sci-TechToday.com on June 9 regarding the recent data mining of Verizon customers by the National Security Agency.

Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted in multiple articles published by The Huffington Post, Timesonline.com, Newser, KIMT-TV, SanLuisObispo.com, Northwest Herald, Cleveland.com, Washington Examiner, Memphis Daily News, The Reporter, Daily Chronicle, Seacoast Online, BendBulletin.com, Legal News, Abilene Reporter-News, Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, Coshocton Tribune, Daily Herald, Nashuatelegraph.com, and Lockhaven.com,  from June 5-12 regarding the recent controversy pertaining to the IRS and its targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups which applied for tax exemption.

Professor Daniel Selmi was mentioned in articles by the Beverley Hills Courier and Canyon News published on June 5 and June 10 for his involvement with the City of Beverly Hills and its case against Metro and the FTA regarding the expansion of a rail line.     

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in an article published by Alaska Dispatch on June 4 regarding the use of informants in the case of the James "Whitey" Bulger trial.  

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in an article published by Capital Public Radio on June 4 regarding the increase in the state budget that California lawmakers are pushing for.

Loyola Law School was mentioned in an article published by HLN-TV on June 4 for its recent studies on capital punishment.   

Professor Laurie Levenson was a guest on a KPCC-FM discussion on June 3 regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that police officers can routinely take DNA samples of arrestees without a warrant. 

The Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School were mentioned in articles published by WomenseNews.org and UPI.comon June 3 for their efforts to provide public assistance and host conferences for cancer rights.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by California Lawyer on June 1 regarding the trial involving two Fullerton police officers charged with the homicide of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from mental illness. 

May

Professor Stanley Goldman was quoted in multiple articles published by KPCC-FM, globalpost, and the Chicago Tribune on May 31 regarding the arraignment of a man charged with murder after his four pit bulls mauled a woman to death.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article that was published by RGJ.com on May 31 regarding the conviction of Harvey Whittemore for his campaign fundraising practices.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on May 28 regarding the investigation that is being carried out by Los Angeles County auditors against a Compton group home that cares for children with special needs.  

Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted in multiple articles published by Courier-Post Online, DNJ.com, and Media Matters for Americafrom May 26-29 regarding the recent scandals involving the IRS and its alleged targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in multiple articles published by CBS Minnesota, Times Colonist, KSTP-TV, SCTimes.com, The Portland Press Herald, Austin Daily Herald, Rapid City Journal, Trivalleycentral.com, NBC Los Angeles, St. Paul Pioneer-Press, and The Albert Lea Tribunefrom May 24-27 regarding Sara Jane Olson, a woman who served seven years in prison for her involvement with radicalism in the 1970s, and is now petitioning to reduce disparities in sentences for powder cocaine and crack.

Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted in by Mother Jones and Roll Call on May 23 regarding the recent discoveries made pertaining to the IRS and its alleged wrongful targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemption.

Professor Stanley Goldman was quoted in multiple articles published by The Huffington Post, Trivalleycentral.com, and AZFamily.com from May 22-23 regarding the coverage that the Jody Arias murder trial. 

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by Yahoo! News on May 22 regarding the election of Eric Garcetti as Mayor of Los Angeles, focusing on the actions that the new mayor is expected to make with unions.

Professor Susan Poehls was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy by Stetson University College of Law during its three-day conference, Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills, lasting from May 22-24.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in multiple articles published by Washington Examiner, The Huffington Post, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, CBS Sacramento, and Trivalleycentral.com from May 21-23 regarding the new Los Angeles law that limits the number of medical marijuana dispensaries and regulates many of the rights these establishments have. 

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by Yahoo! News on May 21 regarding the limited power the mayor of Los Angeles has in a government as structured as that of the city, offering a reason for the lack of a front-runner in the race. 

Professor Dana Warren was quoted in article published by the Los Angeles Business Journal on May 20 regarding the recent developments that are being made by law firms to cater to digital companies that seek to combine entertainment and technology. 

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by the Los Angeles Times on May 19 regarding the decision of a Norwalk judge to overturn a murder sentence into an involuntary manslaughter sentence involving the killing of a 19-year-old man.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in articles published by philly.com, and Newsday Westchester from May 19-20 regarding the funding that internet billionaires in the Silicon Valley are providing to New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, who is over 3000 miles away from Southern California.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article published by dailybreeze.com on May 18 regarding the outside spending involved with the mayoral race of Los Angeles.

Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocence was mentioned in an article published by NBC Los Angeles on May 16 for its work in exoneration.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article that was published by USC’s neontommy.com on May 16 regarding the sources of donations that candidates in the mayoral election of Los Angeles received, focusing on the large number of funds generated from the Westside.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article published by NBC News on May 14 regarding the legal actions that are going to follow the disappearance of 1,700 wild horses, which authorities believed were sold to a Mexican slaughterhouse by a single rancher.

Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted in multiple articles published by KCLU, Marketplace, Bloomberg, Homeland Security Newswire, Delawareonline.com, The Huffington Post, Democratic Underground, DailyBulletin.com, Truthout, and TheLedger.com from May 13-17 regarding the recent efforts groups are making to become exempt from taxes in relation to their political activity.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in articles published by KUNC and GPB News on May 12 regarding the approach of attorney Judy Clarke, who despite having defended high profile defendants, is quieter than most expect. 

Professor Priscilla Ocen was quoted in an article published by The Bulletin on May 11 regarding Assata Shakur, an American woman who eventually became one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorist. 

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in multiple articles written by Sporting News, The Washington Post, Gatorsports.com, Clarion-Ledger.com, , WCTB-TV, examiner.com, masslive.com, PIX 11, CBS New York, Daily Herald, Capital Bay, CBS Las Vegas, denverpost.com, Pat Dollard, Akron Beacon Journal Online, Winston-Salem Journal, CDAPress.com, Fox News, Zimbio, U.S. News/NBC News, everythinglubbock.com, myarklamiss.com, Before It’s News, NY Daily News, The Christian Post, TriValleyCentral.com, GetMyBuzzUp, and Inland News Today from May 10-14 regarding the retrial that O.J. Simpson is seeking in his armed robbery and kidnapping case.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in by The Nation on May 1 regarding the bonuses that are being given to executives who leave large companies to fill positions in the federal government.

April

Loyola Law School’s Fidler Institute was mentioned in multiple articles written by SanLuisObispo.com, Timeonline.com, Herald and News, Huffington Post, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, ABCNews.com, 41WMGT NBS News,Radar Online, Trivalleycentral.com, Globe Gazette, WST Blogs, TalkLeft, Newsday Westchester, New York Magazine Blogs, PeoplePC, and GoUpstate.com from Apr. 25-30 for the speech that was delivered by long time criminal defense attorney, Judy Clarke, during the annual event.

Professor Lauren Willis was quoted in multiple articles written by BendBulletin.com, San Jose Mercury News, Times Union, THOnline.com, The Columbus Dispatch, and The Detroit News from April 20-21 regarding the need for financial literacy programs for the youth of the county.

Professor Ellen Aprill was mentioned for her participation in a web chat for OpenSecrets.org on April 18 focusing on "Shadow Money Magic."

Professor John Nockleby was a guest in a segment for KPCC-FM on April 15 regarding the case of Wanetta Gibson, who after accusing a professional football player of rape, faces legal troubles of her own.

Professor Lauren Willis was quoted in an article by The Modesto Bee on April 15 regarding the financial literacy programs that are being put together for the youth.

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in multiple articles by Inside Bay Area, Kingsport Times News,Pendleton Times Post, Washington Examiner, NBC Miami, NBC Bay Area, Press-Citizen, Chambersburg Public Opinion, Trivalley Central,and Pollstar from April 13-15 regarding the process of jury selection for the most recent case relating to the death of Michael Jackson.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article by Redlands Daily Facts on April 12 regarding the mayoral race between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel in Los Angeles.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by the Los Angeles Times on April 10 regarding a recent investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by KTLA on April 11 regarding the Los Angeles Police Department’s announcement to keep celebrity “swatting” a secret.

Professor Stanley Goldman was quoted by in an article by Yahoo! Music on Apr. 10regarding the trial to be carried out involving the family of Michael Jackson and AEG promoters.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in multiple articles by Program Business, Cal Watch Dog, San Luis Obispo Tribune, and the Merced Sun-Star from April 4-8 regarding the use of Consumer Watchdog in the healthcare industry.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by the Morning Call on April 4 regarding the possibility of former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling having his 24-year prison sentence shortened.    

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson participated in a panel on KPCC FM on April 4 regarding the political and financial conflicts of interest that Consumer Watchdog for government work creates.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by reason.com on April 4 regarding the possible use of drones in police departments, such as those used by the military.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article by Imperial Valley Press on Apr. 3 regarding the spike for thousands of small business who receive healthcare from Anthem Blue Cross.

Professor Lauren Willis was quoted in an article by Douglas Count Empire Press on April 3 regarding the efforts parents are making in bringing financial literacy to high school student through mandatory courses on FLE.

Professor John T. Nockleby was quoted in an article by Entertainment on Today on April 2 regarding the recent charges brought by Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine, against AEG Live; Katherine claims that promoters did not ensure Jackson was healthy enough to perform.

Professor Laruen Willis was quoted in articles by CreditCards.com and Fox Business from April 1-3 regarding the importance of paying off debt.

March 

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article by the Press Telegram on March 30 regarding the decision made by the San Gabriel City Council to not seat Councilman-elect Chin Ho Liao because of challenges filed against him based on his residency.

Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted in an article by the Los Angeles Times on March 27 regarding the controversy that has resulted from the Lancaster City Council’s decision to open every meeting with a prayer. 

Professor Douglas NeJaime was quoted in multiple articles by On Top Magazine, The Morning Call, KCRW FM, Aberdeen News, UT San Diego, and OpEdNews.comfrom March 26-31 regarding the two hearings on same-sex marriage in front of the Supreme Court.

Professor Georgene Vairo was quoted in an article by Arkansas Business on March 25 regarding the effect that class-action reforms can have in federal cases.

Professor Douglas NeJaime was quoted in an article by news-journal.com on March 24 regarding the hearing that the Supreme Court heard on same-sex marriage that could make it a constitutional right in all 50 states.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article by The Daily Item on March 23 regarding the redistricting that has occurred to give political candidates a competitive edge in winning elections.

Professor Douglas NeJaime was quoted in an article by washingtonbalde.com on Mar. 22 regarding the possible delay for hearing against California’s Prop. 8 by the Supreme Court that can result from the court send the lawsuit that presents the hearing back to the state court.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 21regarding the finalization of a verdict, despite the fact that jury members regret their decision.

Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted in an article by the Long Beach Post on March 20 regarding a recent case involving a man who is planning to sue multiple parties for being deprived of handing out flyers in a public setting.

Professor Karl Manheim was a guest on a guest by KPCC FM on March 20 regarding the Horne v. USDA, which could have implications on property right and government compensation for raisin farmers.

Professor John Nockleby was quoted in an article by Redlands Daily Facts on Mar. 16 regarding the decision a San Diego Superior Court judge made in dropping damage claims made against San Bernardino Count, Upland, and two transportation agencies.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article by ArcaMax on March 12 regarding the methods many campaigns use to get across finance limits for elections. 

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by the Times-Picayune on March 8 regarding the recent case of River Birch, who after a four-year investigation will likely not face any prison time.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article by Yahoo! Sports on March 6 regarding the possible frontrunners of the mayoral race for Los Angeles.    

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by examiner.com on March 4 regarding the possibility of Lindsey Lohan facing jail time for her involvement in a car accident last summer. 

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in an article by The Daily Beast on March 4 regarding the mayoral race of Los Angeles, focusing on the stronger candidates.  

Professor Douglas NeJaime was quoted in an article by Yahoo! News on March 4 regarding the recent brief that was filed with the Supreme Court against the ban of same-sex marriage.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in an article by The Daily Beast on March 4 regarding the low number of votes anticipated in the primary for the mayoral election of Los Angeles.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt was quoted in an article by ABA Journal on March 1 regarding the potential effects that can come from Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona.

February

Karl Manheim was quoted by RedlandDailyFacts.com on Feb. 5 in regards to the recent attempts to regulate medical marijuana in California cities.

Professor John Nockleby was quoted by Religious Dispatches on Feb. 6 about  the recent lawsuits made against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on allegations of sexual abuse. 

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by CNN.com, WTVR-TV, OurWeekly.com, CapitalBay.com, KYTX-TV, and TheSkanner.com from Feb. 8-10 in regards to the recent controversies that have risen against the Los Angeles Police Department due to the actions of Christopher Donner.   

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted Quad-Cities Online, Quad-Cities Times, and KCRG-TV from Feb. 8-10 regarding the conviction of Justin Marshall for first-degree murder, despite the fact that many jurors involved do not believe that he pulled the trigger to the murder weapon.

Professor Theodor Seto was quoted by Bloomberg Business Week, The Daily Item, and The Bulletin on Feb. 12 regarding the potential problem there can be in tax filing amongst married same-sex couples. 

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by The Gazette on Feb. 14 in regards to the cultural differences pertaining to legal consideration amongst foreign nationals.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by LA Progressive on Feb. 18 about the horrific conditions that prisoners in California face because of overcrowded facilities and prolonged sentences.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was a part of a panel held by Democracy Now! on Feb. 20 regarding the use of minors as informants in high-risk operations.   

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published an article for KCET-TV on Feb. 21 regarding the mayoral race in Los Angeles, explaining how ineffective debates have been.  

Professor Laurie Levenson discussed the issue of obtaining DNA samples of people who have been arrested, but not committed of a crime in California for KPCC FM on Feb. 25.

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published an article for KCET-TV on Feb. 26 regarding the significance of having a supermajority in the state senate can have.

Professor Stanley Goldman was quoted by the Seattle Times on Feb. 27 regarding the application of predictive policing software in the city of Seattle.

Professor Stanley Goldman was quoted by the Los Angeles Times and KTLA from Feb. 27-28 regarding the recent case, where the city of Los Angeles asked the Supreme Court to allow for the random seizure and destruction of the possessions that homeless people temporarily leave unattended, which pose public danger. 

January

On Jan. 1, Professor Katie Pratt was quoted by Marketplace regarding the impact on the IRS of a potential deal to avert the fiscal-cliff crisis.

On Jan. 3, Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published a blog post in KCET-TV’s SoCal Focus section, “Should We Just Let Doctors and Legislators Do Their Jobs?” that analogized the pharmaceutical industry with the political process.

On Jan. 4, Professor Daniel Lazaroff was quoted in a widely syndicated Los Angeles Times story about the endgame for the National Hockey League’s lockout.

On Jan. 4, Professor Stan Goldman discussed on KPCC-FM’s AirTalk the voiding of a man’s conviction for rape based on an 1870s-era law.

On Jan. 5, Professor Ted Seto was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily Journal story about the tactics employed by the UC Hastings College of Law to boost its rankings.

On Jan. 7, Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in articles by the New York Daily News  and the Associated Press about the significance of the preliminary hearing for James Holmes, the man charged in last July’s movie-theater killings in Colorado.

On Jan. 8, Professor Douglas NeJaime published an op-ed in the Advocate on Jan. 8 regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear two cases relating to marriage equality.

On Jan. 9, Professor Karl Manheim discussed the feasibility and constitutionality of gun-control measures being evaluated by the Obama Administration and Congress on KCAL-TV.

On Jan. 11, Professor Cyn Yamashiro discussed the culpability of juvenile defendants and the use of juvenile neurobiology in a segment about the 10-year-old Riverside boy charged with murder in the shooting death of his father on KPCC-FM’s AirTalk.  

On Jan. 12, Professor Laurie Levenson was a part of a discussion held by the Federal Judicial Center to present its annual “Supreme Court: The Term in Review (2011-2012).”

On Jan. 14, Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published a blog post in KCET-TV’s SoCal Focus section about the influence that campaign funds will play in the Los Angeles mayoral race.

Between Jan. 15-18, Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in widely syndicated stories by the Los Angeles Times, CNN and other outlets about the potential legal repercussions for Lance Armstrong after he admitted using performance enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

On Jan. 18, Professor Doug NeJaime (along with co-author Nan D. Hunter), published “Exploring the Legacies of Roe and Lawrence” on the Huffington Post.

On Jan. 21, Professor Stanley Goldman was referenced in an article on Broadway World for his participation as a guest speaker for the 2013 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program held by the MENSCH International Foundation.

On Jan. 22, Clinical Professor Maureen Pacheco discussed the ability of juveniles to distinguish right from wrong on KPCC-FM’s Take Two.

On Jan. 22, Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published a blog post in KCET-TV’s SoCal Focus section about the recent fundraiser that State Senators Ricardo Lara and Ron Calderon held at a Lady Gaga concert.

On Jan. 23, Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by the Modesto Bee, Los Angeles Times and LA Weeklyabout the possibility for criminal charges against Cardinal Roger Mahony and his top aides for their handling of the clergy sex-abuse scandal.

On Jan. 25, Professor Karl Manheim was quoted by TechNewsWorld.com about the demand of data by French officials from Twitter in a French hate-speech case.

On Jan. 25, Professor Doug NeJaime was quoted by the Washington Blade about a 40-page brief outlining the prospects for defending the Defense of Marriage Act.

On Jan. 26, Professor David Glazier was quoted in a New York Times column about the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees accused of aiding the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

On Jan. 28, Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in a widely syndicated Associated Press story about the high-profile murder trial of Jody Arias.

On Jan. 28, Professor Lauren Willis was quoted in the CardHub story, “Ask the Experts: The Argument Against Financial Literacy Programs?”

On Jan. 29, Professor Stan Goldman was quoted in widely syndicated Associated Press story about Rickie Lee Fowler, who was sentenced to death for his role in setting a San Bernardino fire that caused the death by heart attack of five men.

On Jan. 31, Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by Fox News about Lindsay Lohan’s hiring of a new attorney.

2012

December

Associate Dean Michael Waterstone published an op-ed about the Senate's stalling on a vote to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime discussed on To the Point and KCET-TV's SoCal Connected the potential Supreme Court review of same-sex-marriage laws. He was also quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle, Daily Democrat,Press-Telegram, Law.com and The Blog of Legal Timeson the topic.

Professor Jan Costello was quoted in by The Press-Enterpriseon December 6 about mandated reporters, and how their duties are only legally limited to their jobs.

Associate Professor Paula Mitchell was mentioned in an article by The StandDown Texas Project on Dec. 3 for her research alongside Judge Arthur Alarcon on the death penalty.  

Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published an article for KCET-TV on December 3 about the influence that funds have on elections.    

Professor Ellen Aprill published a letter to the editor in the Los Angeles Times about charitable organizations disclosing the names of donors.

November

Professor Dan Selmi successfully argued a case advocating for pollution controls in the California Supreme Court.

May

Professor Kathleen Kim was quoted by the New York TimesBusiness Insider and KPCC's OnCentral blog about the Supreme Court's ruling of Arizona's immigration law SB 1070.

Professor Doug NeJaime discussed the First Circuit decision to rule3 DOMA unconstitutional in The New York TimesSF ChronicleWashington Blade, Los Angeles Daily JournalCity News and Law360.

Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in The Sacramento Bee about super PAC spending and their influence on campaigns.

Adjunct Professor Paula Mitchell and Judge Arthur L. Alarcón's study on the rising costs of the death penalty was cited by the Los Angeles Times in an article endorsing the SAFE California Act.

Yxta Maya Murray was cited for her paper on Feminist Engagement and the Museum which was published in volume one of the British Journal of American Legal Studies.

Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson wrote about the effect of California's $16 billion budget deficit on Governor Jerry Brown's reelection.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in the Orange County Register on the trial for a former Fullerton police chief and his role in the death of homeless man Kelly Thomas.

Professor Stanley Goldman discussed whether voters are qualified to vote for judges on KPCC-FM.

Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson wrote about the traffic jams caused by President Obama's trips to campaign fundraisers on KCET's SoCal Focus blog.

April

Professor Dan Schechter discussed the lawsuit filed by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Dodgers on KPCC-FM.

Professor Katie Pratt discussed on Marketplace the myriad hidden taxes Americans pay without realizing it.

Professor Brietta Clark was quoted on KPCC-FM's On Central about the Supreme Court oral arguments before the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

March

Professor Jay Dougherty was quoted in a Hollywood Reporter story about the wake of litigation against studios that may follow Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit against ABC.

Professor David Glazier discussed the First Amendment rights of a Marine officer who denounced President Obama on Facebook on CNN's Situation Room and with the AP.

Professor Marcy Strauss was quoted in Bloomberg BNA's Criminal Law Reporter about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Howes v. Fields regarding the interrogation of prisoners.

February

Professor Lauren Willis published an op-ed about Freeman v. Quicken Loans, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court on the transparency of mortgage fees.

Clinical Professor Susan Bakhshian was quoted about bar-review instruction techniques in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Associate Professor Douglas NeJaime was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about a petition for rehearing on Prop. 8 by opponents of same-sex marriage.

Associate Professor Douglas NeJaime discussed the Ninth Circuit's ruling in the Prop. 8 case with the Associated PressBay CitizenLos Angeles TimesNew York Times and To the Point.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff discussed how confidential informants snitch to avoid jail time for their crimes on Boston's Fox 25.

Professor Jennifer Rothman published an op-ed, "Occupy the public domain," about the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Golan v. Holder.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff's expertise on confidential informants and her website, Snitching.org, were featured on Narco Confidential, a blog of the Houston Chronicle.

January

Associate Professor Justin Levitt will brief the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on redistricting and the Voting Rights Act as part of a panel of voting rights scholars.

Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about corrupt business practices at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Professor David Glazier discussed the sentencing of the last Marine to stand trial for killing 24 Iraqis civilians on KPCC-FM'sMadeleine Brand Show, on Associated Press Television News and in the Los Angeles Times.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by CNN about perjury charges in the Penn State sex-abuse case.

Professor Stan Goldman was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily News story about the extradition process of returning a suspected murderer from Mexico to stand trial in California.

Professor Michael Waterstone published an op-ed about North Carolina's move to make reparations to victims of eugenics on the Huffington Post.

Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinsonwrote about super PAC contributions to political campaigns for KCET's SoCal Focus blog.

Professor David Glazier was quoted in an Associated Press story about the last Marine to stand trial for killing 24 Iraqis in Haditha.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt published an op-ed about the Supreme Court's hearing arguments on Texas redistricting efforts on Miller-McCune. He ran another op-ed on looming redistricting challenges in the Huffington Post.

Professor Stan Goldman discussed on KNX-1070 AM the California Supreme Court's reversal of two death-penalty sentences in the last month.

Professor Karl Manheim discussed the constitutionality of President Obama's appointment of consumer chief Richard Cordray on KPCC-FM's AirTalk.

2011

Professor John Nockleby was quoted by the Associated Press about the rationale behind a $150 billion civil judgment.

Professor David Glazier discussed the sentencing of a pirate commander on NPR affiliate WCVE-FM. He was quoted by Mother Jones about the National Defense Authorization Act.

Professor Kathleen Kim was quoted in a Salt Lake City Deseret News story about the results of human-trafficking legislation.

Professor Kathleen Kim discussed human-trafficking issues involved in the case of Lawrence Taylor with CBS News.

Professor Karl Manheim discussed on KPCC-FM's AirTalk with Larry Mantle the Supreme Court's decision to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime discussed on Which Way, L.A.? the California Supreme Court's ruling that Prop. 8 proponents may challenge a lower court's overturning of the ban.

The Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review released its inaugural Supreme Court issue, which features a tribute to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.

Professor Ted Seto's report, "Cost-Effective Recruiting: New Data," appeared in Bloomberg Law Reports' Law Firm Management.

Professor Laurie Levenson discussed on NPR's Morning Edition recent expert testimony in the trial of Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray on charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt's All About Redistricting website was featured in a New York Times story, "Battles to Shape Maps, and Congress, Go to Courts."

Professor Brietta Clark was quoted by the Associated Press about a Los Angeles midwife charged with performing an unlicensed delivery of a baby.

Loyola's Project for the Innocent was featured in the Los Angeles Times and KPCC-FM for its work to free Obie Anthony, a man serving LWOP for a murder he did not commit.

The Center for the Study of Law & Genocide was profiled in the Jewish Journal for bestowing its inaugural Raphael Lemkin Award on the Hon. Gabriel Bach for his role in the Eichmann trial.

Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by the Los Angeles Times about the challenges of convicting police officers for their conduct.

The Loyola Student Bar Association won the Diversity Award, one of six awards presented by the ABA, for its Diversity Week Committee.

Associate Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted by the Associated Press about the free-speech implications of the shut down of cell service on San Francisco commuter trains.

Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about tax breaks for members of the clergy.

Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon published an op-ed, "The Real Cheating Scandal of Standardized Tests," on Miller-McCune.com.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff discussed the role of snitching in the London uprising on the CBC-TV's Connect with Mark Kelley.

Professor Dan Lazaroffdiscussed the NBA lockout on Lawyer2Lawyer, a Legal Talk Network podcast.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt's presentation on redistricting to the L.A. Board of Supervisors aired on KPCC-FM.

Professor Ted Seto's law review article "Where Do Partners Come From?" was featured on the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog and the ABA Journal.

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published an op-ed about citizens' rights to see legislators' budget and spending records on the KCET-TV blog.

Professor Dan Lazaroff was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about a possible resolution to the NBA lockout.

Associate Professor Justin Levittdiscussed California redistricting efforts on KPCC-FM.

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime appeared on the NBC Nightly News to discuss same-sex marriage.

Professor Ted Seto was quoted about the constitutionality of the debt ceiling on Frum Forum.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt's web guide to the redistricting process, All About Redistricting, was profiled by Miller-McCune.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was profiled in LMU, the magazine of Loyola Marymount University.

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime published an op-ed, "Same-sex marriage: Married but unequal," in the Los Angeles Times.

Associate Professor Doug NeJaime was quoted in a New York Times story about the implications for the Defense of Marriage Act of New York's new law allowing same-sex marriage.

Professor Dan Schechter was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about the Dodgers' bankruptcy filing.

Clinical Professor Bob Brain was quoted in a USA Today story about the Supreme Court's recent opinion rejecting a California law banning sales of violent video games to minors.

Professor Laurie Levenson discussed California's death-penalty policies and spending on KPCC-FM's Madeleine Brand Show.

Professor Michael Waterstone published the op-ed, "Taking Care of Our Wounded Warriors," in the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Adjunct Professor Paula Mitchell's Loyola of Los Angeles Law Reviewarticle, written with Judge Arthur L. Alarcón, on California's death penalty was cited by CNN, the L.A. Times and others.

Professor Ellen Aprill's law review article, "The Law of the Word: Dictionary Shopping in the Supreme Court," was cited in a New York Times column about dictionary citations in opinions.

Associate Professor Justin Levitt launched All About Redistricting, a comprehensive online guide to the nationwide redistricting process featuring interactive maps, analysis and more.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff discussed the role of snitching in the arrest of a suspect in the Dodger Stadium beating on KPCC-FM's Patt Morrison Show.

Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted by Bloomberg News about corporate donations to advocacy groups.

Associate Professor Justin Levittdiscussed voter ID requirements on NPR's Talk of the Nation.

Professor David Glazier published an op-ed assessing how the killing of Osama bin Laden comported with international law in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Professor Michael Guttentag was quoted in a Corporate Governance story about the effects of SEC reporting rules on social-media companies' decisions about public offerings.

Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in a New Yorker story about the FBI's use of criminal informants.

Professor Charlotte Goldberg was quoted by the Associated Press about the potential divorce arrangements between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

Clinical Professor Maureen Pacheco published an op-ed, "Don't re-traumatize foster youths in court," in the Los Angeles Daily News.

Professor Emeritus Bob Benson published an op-ed about Frank Gehry's architecture at Loyola on Miller-McCune.

Professor Jennifer Rothman was quoted in a Reuters story about the constitutionality of a proposed San Francisco ban.

Associate Professor Aaron Caplan published a series of op-eds, "Does WikiLeaks have anything to do with the Internet?" in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.

Professor David Glazier was quoted by Agence France-Presse about the Obama Administration's decision to try terror suspects before military tribunals.

Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon was quoted in a Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal story about the new California labor commissioner.

Professor Stan Goldman discussed the early release of a man convicted of killing a missing SDSU student on KNBC-TV.

Professor Bryan Hull was quoted in the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin about how bribery allegations could affect a San Bernardino County settlement contract dispute.

Professor Jay Dougherty was quoted in USA Today online about Sarah Palin's move to trademark her name.

Dean Victor Gold published an opinion piece on the Huffington Post questioning the omission of diversity as a criterion in U.S. News and World Report's overall law school rankings.

Professor Dan Lazaroff was quoted in Variety about how the McCourt divorce could affect Dodgers TV rights.

Clinical Professor Scott Wood was featured in an Azteca America story about a campus talk by Franky Carrillo, who was wrongfully convicted of murder. A story also aired on KNX-1070 AM.

Loyola Law School was ranked No. 54 out of 190 law schools nationally by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked No. 5 for trial advocacy, No. 9 for diversity and No. 10 for tax law.

Loyola's Center for the Study of Law and Genocide was profiled in a KPCC-FM story about art looted during the Armenian Genocide.

Professor David Glazier was quoted in a widely published Associated Press story about the last Marine to be tried for the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha. He was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times story, “U.S. troops need better training on laws of war, experts say,” that appeared in an array of publications, including Stars & Stripes.

Professor Stan Goldman discussed the California Supreme Court’s reversal of two death sentences within a month’s span on KNX-1070 AM.

Professor Laurie Levenson appeared on the NBC Nightly News to discuss the case of a New York woman who used a shotgun to shoot an intruder in self defense on New Year’s Eve.

Associate Visiting Professor Jessica Levinson contributed several KCET.org blog posts:"Plenty of money to go around in 2012? With super PACS, it looks like it;" "Redistricting: Should Valley districts completely stay within the Valley?;" "2012: The year we bid adieu to redevelopment agencies

Associate Professor Justin Levitt weighed in on states’ redistricting efforts in several outlets including Thomson Reuters News and Insight, Huffington Post, and Miller-McCune.

Professor Karl Manheim discussed on KPCC-FM’s AirTalk constitutional questions surrounding Obama’s recess appointment of the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

Professor Michael Waterstone published an op-ed about a proposal for reparations for victims of a North Carolina eugenics program on the Huffington Post.

Professor Scott Wood was quoted in Tidings story about the Center for Restorative Justice and its upcoming symposium, “Another Way: Imagining a Future of Justice that Restores.”