Loyola Spotlight Articles

  • MLS Equips Student to Adapt to Health Care Policy Changes

    It’s an exciting time for Miriam Matthew. Just as health care policy in America is in tremendous flux, Matthew is pursuing a Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS) degree focusing on health care law at Loyola Law School. And Loyola is the place to do it, she says.

  • Loyola Project for the Innocent Secures Third Release of 2017

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Project for the Innocent (LPI) client Jaime Ponce has reunited with his family in Mexico following a judge's order on April 11, 2017 ordering him released from prison after serving 19 years of a 47-years-to-life sentence. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven Blades granted Ponce's petition for a writ of habeas corpus in part and ordered Ponce's release after LPI investigated the case and presented its findings to the court. This is the third release for Loyola’s Project for the Innocent in the last month. 

  • Dedicated to Underserved, Grad to be Miami Public Defender

    Tara Khani ’17 knew she wanted to go to law school after taking a pre-law class dealing with employment and sexual harassment as an undergraduate student. 

  • For Deloitte Exec, Tax LLM Program Mirrored Real World

    There are few differences between the work Daniel Whipple ’17 sees every day as a tax professional at the Big Four accounting firm Deloitte and the work he does as a student in Loyola’s Tax LLM Program. 

  • Insurance Rep Eyes Evening JD as Tool for Advancement

    Each year, insurance companies pour hundreds of millions of dollars into litigation. So it’s no surprise that JD Evening student Kieran Doherty ’19 saw a law degree as a way to advance his career in the insurance industry. 

  • Fashion & Entertainment Law Symposium to Look at Fusion of Art, Politics

    The Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Fashion Law Project and the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review will host “The Creative Response to Political Disruption” to delve into the intersection of fashion, pop culture and politics on Friday, April 7, 2017 on Loyola’s downtown L.A. campus. Panelists from across industries will discuss options available to artists when their work is unexpectedly used for political purposes. Participants will also look at social media, image management, boycotts, and conscious-consumerism as tools for messaging.

  • Grossi, Due Process, and the Optimal Balance Between Legal Realism and Formalism

    A leading voice in Civil Procedure and Federal Courts, Grossi has published extensively in the field, and is conducting innovative research on procedural law and judicial decision-making. 

  • Loyola Project for the Innocent Secures Second Exoneration of 2017

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Project for the Innocent client Marco Contreras was released Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after serving 20 years of a life-plus-seven years sentence for a wrongful conviction of attempted murder and robbery.

  • 11th-annual Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles’ 11th-annual Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice explored new ways that lawyers are prosecuting, defending and investigating Russian hacking, man-made environmental disasters, prescription painkiller abuse, human trafficking and protests.

  • For Computing Specialist, MLS Program a Matter of National Security

    Searching for a path to accelerate her career in the cybersecurity field, Erica Tinsley ’17 turned to Loyola’s Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS), with a specialization in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy. The degree program already has helped her in her current position, and she has her sights set on using the knowledge she acquires to climb higher in her industry.

  • Loyola Project for the Innocent Client Released After 32 Years In Jail

    After spending more than 32 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Project for the Innocent (LPI) client Andrew Leander Wilson was released on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from L.A.’s Men’s Central Jail.

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    Evening Student Rekindles Dream, Crosses Paths with Niece

    Twenty-some years ago, Ray Woo met his wife while both were preparing for the LSAT. They decided he would support her through law school first and pursue his JD at a later date. But life got busy with two kids and growing responsibilities at work, so Woo put his legal aspirations on hold until a looming job relocation spurred him to apply for the evening JD program at Loyola Law School. 

  • MLS Student Applying Classroom Knowledge to Human Resources Job

    Sona Yesayan still has a few months to go before she earns a Master of Science in Legal Studies degree from Loyola Law School. Yet the legal education she’s been receiving already has helped her in her career.

  • Loyola Alumna Building Education Path for At-Risk Kids

    Maggie Bove-LaMonica '13 has dedicated her professional career to education — as a classroom teacher, administrator, legal advocate, Hermosa Beach School Board president, and now as program director of Build Los Angeles, a nonprofit that helps underprivileged kids develop entrepreneurial skills and attend college.

  • For LLM Student, Cybersecurity Program a Way to Translate Tech Skills

    As a foreign-trained attorney intent on litigating technology cases in the U.S., Bruno Genovese saw Loyola’s LLM Specialization in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Law as the perfect fit.

  • First-Year Vitale Inspired By Alumni, Desire for Social Justice

    JD Evening student Theresa Vitale's journey to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is a perfect example of the difference the engaged Loyola Law School alumni network can make on a personal level.

  • Criminal Justice Inspires Future Prosecutor

    As a real estate agent and property manager, Diane Chang ’17 enrolled in Loyola Law School’s Evening Division intending to become a real estate litigator. Once she got to law school, “that’s when everything changed.” Now her goal is criminal prosecution. 

  • Master’s Degree in Law Delivers Legal Know-How to Working Professionals

    Loyola Law School launched its Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS) program two years ago, becoming one of the first law schools to offer working professionals a customized legal education in a variety of subject areas to advance their careers.

  • Working Toward Reform in Bangladesh, Judge Turns to Loyola LLM

    Judge Abdul Halim is well-known in Bangladesh as the judge who took on the dangerous assignment of sentencing five terrorists to death for murdering a public prosecutor. With a newly earned LLM from Loyola, his goal is to use his skills to change the civil litigation system in his native country by promoting and expanding the use of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

  • NBC Entertainment Exec Teaches What He Practices

    When NBC Entertainment decides to move forward with a program such as the Emmy Award-winning The Voice or America’s Got Talent, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles alum Lee Straus ’96 and his team are responsible for formulating and negotiating the business terms. 

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