• JIFS Clinic Gives Student the Chance to Make A Difference

    Arguing on behalf of a client before the California Court of Appeal recently, student Lauren Sapp ’17 reaffirmed her mantra: “Helping out a real person, there’s nothing like it; it means everything to me,” she said. As a member of Loyola’s Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic, Sapp is charged with crafting legal arguments and personal narratives to advocate for the early release of her clients – mostly adults serving life in prison on sentences handed down on juvenile convictions. It can be labor-intensive: For her recent appearance, Sapp pored over 20-year-old court transcripts for days, preparing herself for nearly any question the presiding judges might throw her way.

  • New Assistant Director of Admissions Continues JD Evening Program Mission

    Oscar Sanchez is the new Assistant Director of Admissions at Loyola Law School, joining in March, and he is mainly focused on the JD Evening Program, one of the largest, most highly regarded programs of its kind in the United States — and No. 1 on the West Coast.

  • A Former Partner, Professor Views Students as ‘New Associates’

    For most of Director of Concentrations Gary Craig’s students, class is just another day at the office.

  • For Alumna with Health Law Aspirations, Loyola the Perfect Fit

    Aliza Grossman’s legal career came down to one pivotal phone call.

  • Director of Admissions Committed to Accessibility, Diversity, Service to Society

    Kelly Greer’s time as a Loyola Law student continues to guide her work today as the school’s Director of Admissions.

  • Training the Next Generation of Advocates

    Professor Sean Kennedy ’89, Kaplan & Feldman Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, leads by example and encourages students to a gain deeper understanding of the root causes of poverty and injustice.

  • Alumna Embraces Social Justice at Firm that Fights for the Underdog

    Jane Abzug ’15 is an associate at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP, a Los Angeles-based plaintiffs’ firm. As a law student, Abzug worked at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Bet Tzedek Legal Services.

  • Library Director Guides Students at All Chapters of Career

    When William M. Rains Library Director Daniel Martin describes his expansive repository of books and technology as “home away from home,” he’s not exaggerating – much.

  • Admissions Dean Hones Eye for Outstanding Students

    Talent. Diversity. Achievement. Experience. When Jannell Lundy Roberts, the senior assistant dean for admissions and enrollment services, looks over an admissions application to Loyola Law School, she looks for exceptionalism in many forms. She finds it in the myriad ways prospective students contribute to the community.

  • SJD Mputu, Jonathan - Summary

    Former NCAA Football Player Finds Footing at Clippers

    Jonathan Mputu ’17 is spending his summer as a legal intern in the Office of the General Counsel of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. A former NCAA Division I wide receiver already with experience at sports talent agencies, the third-year law student is enrolled in Loyola’s Entertainment Law Concentration and Sports Law Course of Study.

  • For Olympic Silver Medalist, Law School Came Naturally

    If Brittany Hayes ’13 learned one thing during her journey to a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, it was that stress is relative. 

  • Revamped Orientation Puts Social Justice, Practical Training First

     “When I hand you your degree in three years, you are going to be transformed,” said Fritz B. Burns Dean Michael Waterstone at the plenary session of Loyola Law School’s revamped New Student Orientation, held August 9-11. Professors and alumni worked quickly to make good on that promise, leading sessions on everything from developing relationships with clients from underserved populations to hot topics like online privacy, transgender equality and human trafficking. Meanwhile, the new “First To Go” program provided advice to new students making their families’ first foray into law school.

     

     

  • Registrar Provides the Administrative Tools Students Need to Succeed

    As Loyola Law School’s registrar, Wesley Holland’s main goal is simple, but critical: ensure each student has access to all the administrative resources they need to succeed academically.

  • For Transfer Student, Clinic Participation Smooths Transition

    Tiffany Hill ’15 enrolled in another Southern California law school intent on transferring to Loyola Law School – her self-described “dream school.” But the transition came with some uncertainty. Her colleagues in the Juvenile Justice Clinic quickly put her at ease.

  • With Eye Toward Justice, Deputy DA Scrutinizes Convictions

    Deputy District Attorney Robert “Bobby” Grace ’87 spent almost 30 years following his passion: serving the community.  

  • Summer Job Diaries: At DreamWorks, Animating the Deal

    Michelle Juen, a rising second-year day student, is spending the summer helping draft deals in the Television Business & Legal Affairs division of DreamWorks Animation. A former legal assistant at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, she leveraged both her experience in the field and her network for the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to get an animated television program on the air.

  • Resident Associate Program Preps Alum for Dream Job

    Matt Moen '15 knew exactly what he wanted to do after graduation: practice employment law on California’s Central Coast. The Loyola Law School Career Development Center’s Resident Associate Program helped make it happen.

  • With Video, Tech Lead Makes Classes More Valuable

    Corinne St. Claire, the assistant director of instructional design & technology for Loyola Law School, and her team live by a simple motto: “If people don’t realize we’ve done anything, we’ve done our jobs well.” St. Claire and her office team provide more than technical and digital support for the entire LLS community; they also work to ensure that both faculty and students have the digital tools they need to succeed academically.

  • Summer Job Diaries: Drafting Deals Begets Blockbuster Skills

    Arianna Fisher, a rising third-year law student, is spending her summer as a Business and Legal Affairs Summer Associate at Legendary Entertainment, which counts alumnus Marty Willhite as general counsel. As a law student, Fisher has held positions at CBS Television Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner/Chappell Music.

  • By Diving into the Community, 2L Transfer Successfully Transitions to Loyola

    Dalmacio Posadas Jr. admits that he was a little daunted by the idea of transferring to Loyola Law School as a 2L student. The 1L experience, he notes, is a period of growth and transition, and the bonds and connections students establish with one another and their professors during that time help create a critical support system. 

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