• Loyola alumni lead on 2013 list of Southern California Super Lawyers

    Once again, Loyola alumni score top marks in the 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers. For the second year in a row Loyola eclipses the “Top 100” list with 22 alums, more than any other school. But the distinction doesn’t stop there, Loyola also ranks number one in the “Top 50 Women” category with 13 alumnae recognized. LLS was the only school in the double digits on this list.  Furthermore, the Law School claims five alums in the Orange County Top 50 and two in the coveted Top 10 list.

     

  • Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic

    Loyola Launches Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic

    Those convicted as juveniles for crimes they did not commit—or those serving excessive sentences for their juvenile convictions—now have a new ally: Loyola’s recently launched Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic.

    The clinic’s mission is twofold: pursue claims of actual innocence and seek to reduce the prison terms of clients sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. To be eligible for the clinic’s assistance, a defendant must have been convicted in Los Angeles County, but may be serving time anywhere.

  • For Future of Same-Sex Marriage, Prof. NeJaime Looks Back in Time

    Professor Doug NeJaime’s civic engagement and scholarship is driving debate concerning the future of marriage in America, but also rethinking its past. An professor of Family Law, Law & Sexuality and Ethical Lawyering, NeJaime’s current goals are lofty yet focused. “I’m trying to complicate the standard legal narrative in scholarship that traces the LGBT movement’s push for marriage to 1993 after the Hawaii Supreme Court decision.”

  • Three for Three: Three Questions for Three Alumni who are Military Veterans

    In 2009, Lt. Cmdr. Col. Russell Todd Zink ’00 left his job as an L.A. County deputy district attorney to become the commander of the 1st Battalion, 23rd (Marines), Afghanistan, otherwise known as the “Lone Star Battalion,” which consists of approximately 1,000 Marines from Texas and Louisiana. Their mission includes humanitarian efforts, emergency response, low-intensity conflict, counter-insurgency, security operations and conventional warfare.

  • Professor Alexandra Natapoff

    Delving Deep into Misdemeanors: Pulling the Veil Off an Overlooked World

    With one sentence, Professor Alexandra Natapoff summarized the thesis of her newest scholarly pursuit: examining the often-underlooked area of misdemeanor crimes and the consequences of their disproportionately low profile compared to felony prosecutions.

  • Inaugural Orientation II Gives First Years Early Career Guidance

    Loyola Law School offered its first-year students the unique opportunity to glean expertise on networking, professionalism and other practical skills from seasoned practitioners during “Orientation II: The Legal Profession and Your Place In It.” The inaugural  program was held Jan. 14 and 15 on Loyola’s downtown Los Angeles campus in the prelude to the spring 2013 semester.

  • Hon. Akemi Arakaki '98: A Team Player On and Off the Bench

    The Hon. Akemi Arakaki '98 sees the cross-over between playing basketball and presiding over cases.  

  • Project for the Innocent

    Project for the Innocent Students Ask, 'Who Can I Help Today?'

    The Project for the Innocent fields claims from petitioners who allege that they have been wrongfully convicted.  Since the Alarcón Advocacy Center’s dedication less than one year ago, the students have received hundreds of letters from inmates across the nation.  Students screen cases, research legal issues, interview witnesses and meet with inmates.  It provides invaluable exposure to real cases and clients for students with a passion for public interest law. 

  • Professor Laurie Levenson: Teaching, Practicing and Writing On Criminal Law

    Levenson recognizes the importance of experiential learning and leads two campus clinics: the Project for the Innocent and the Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic.

  • Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic

    Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic Puts Students on Front Lines of Death Penalty Appeals

    The clinic teaches skills that they can’t learn sitting inside a classroom.  They represent inmates on California’s death row with guidance from Federal Public Defenders.  “This is law at the highest level,” says clinic advisor Laurie Levenson, “because there’s so much at stake.” 

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    Center for Conflict Resolution

    The clinic is a critical component of Loyola's range of practical-training offerings.  Students handle a variety of cases which expose them to many areas of law including landlord-tenant disputes, debt collections, civil harassment, employment, property, and family law.

  • Byrne Trial Advocacy Team

    Loyola's Trial Advocacy Program Shines in Moot Court Successes

    Loyola's moot court teams evidenced their prowess in 2012, notching a string of victories at major competitions. 

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    Center for Restorative Justice Gives Hope to Victims, Offenders

    Loyola Law School’s Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) hosted its second-annual “Another Way Conference” in February 2012. It brought together a cross-section of legal experts, politicians, social workers, law enforcement officials and many more for a timely discussion of restorative justice issues. 

  • Carol Codrington '84

    Hon. Carol Codrington '84: A Longtime Champion of the Underrepresented, Judge Focuses on Outreach

    The Hon. Carol D. Codrington envisioned herself on the bench long before she became the first African-American justice on the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two in Riverside, CA and the only African-American female justice in California. 

  • Mark Lamia '95

    Mark Lamia '95: Studio Head Responsible for Record-Breaking Call of Duty Series Keeps it Real

    As studio head of Treyarch, an Activision studio, Lamia’s teams have been responsible for a string of video game hits. He is perhaps best known for his work on the blockbuster Call of Duty series, including Call of Duty: Black Ops, which scored record-breaking sales of more than $1 billion.

  • Roman Silberfeld '74

    Roman Silberfeld '74: Groundbreaking Plaintiffs' Attorney Takes Time to Give Back

    Not many people can say they always knew what type of career they wanted to pursue. But it’s easy to see after talking to Roman Silberfeld that he had a passion for the law from a young age, and that passion was focused on litigation. And litigation is exactly where Silberfeld has excelled.

  • Nick Saggese

    Nick Saggese '80: A Legendary Deal Maker Shifts Gears

    Nick Saggese ’80 is the man titans of industry turn to both when business is booming and also when it grinds to a halt. He is currently a senior advisor at Moelis & Company, which was recently named Best Global Independent Investment Bank by noted financial website, “Euromoney.”

  • Laura Wasser '94

    Laura Wasser '94: 'Disso Queen' Dishes on Connecting with Clients and How Family Law Became a Family Business

    When thinking back on her childhood, Laura Wasser ’94 admits that when her parents gave her the initials L.A.W. at birth, it may have been the first sign of an ulterior motive.

  • From the Classroom to the California Supreme Court, Prof. Selmi Practices What He Writes and Teaches

    A founding dean of California environmental law, Professor Dan Selmi  has established himself as a professor who derives his expertise from a mélange of courtroom experiences and scholarly endeavors.

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