• Orientation II Recognized by National Jurist

    In the September 2013 issue of National Jurist magazine, Loyola Law School was noted among the list of "15 Innovative Experiential Ideas" launched by law schools in the last year for its opportunity for first year students to participate in Loyola’s Orientation II program.

  • Office of Career Services Events

    Career Services Events Prime Students for Networking, Interviewing

    Loyola’s Office of Career Services (OCS) hosts a diverse array of events throughout the semester – and before it – designed to help students engage with potential employers. From interview workshops with callback interview tips to mock interviews to law firm receptions to speed networking, OCS will host a dozen  events in the fall semester to help students develop their interviewing and networking kills and put them into practice.

  • Concentrations Fair

    Seeking Practical Experience? Step Right Up!

    Loyola’s Clinics, Concentrations, and Experiential Learning Fair was held on Monday, Sept. 9 on the Esplanade from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,and again from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.  It offered students the chance to learn more about the wide array of practical-training opportunities at the Law School.

  • New Students Receive Warm Welcome at Orientation

    Loyola’s new day and evening students listened to prominent alumni, faculty and students during Orientation, which was held on campus from August 13-15.

  • Three for Three: Alumni in Entertainment

    Three alumni working in entertainment -- Ronni Coulter '77, Bill Colitre '00 and Susan Ehring '09 -- dish on their careers in Hollywood.

  • Prof. Susan Poehls '89 Goes Full Circle

    Stetson University College of Law acknowledged Professor Susan Poehls' dedication by presenting her with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy. She accepted the award at Stetson’s annual seminar called “Educating Advocates: Teaching and Advocacy Skills,” which invites trial advocacy professors to learn and develop new teaching techniques and network with scholars across the country. For Poehls, it’s been a 24-year commitment, and she has loved every minute of it. 

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    Loyola Law’s Center for Juvenile Law & Policy Angeles Receives $500K for Clinical Work

    The Center for Juvenile Law & Policy (CJLP) at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will receive $500,000 over three years from the Pasadena, Calif.-based Rose Hills Foundation. The funds will support the work of CJLP students and supervising attorneys in the center’s three clinics: the Juvenile Justice Clinic, Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic and Youth Justice Education Clinic.

  • Professor Gary Craig Promotes Practical Experience

    Professor Gary Craig challenges students to build upon the doctrines and theories they have learned by applying them in a simulated dispute. His yearlong course, called the Civil Litigation Skills Practicum, prepares students for all the steps leading up to trial, from the pleading stage to discovery to motions. “The Practicum gives them the chance to work on essential tasks that they’ll encounter in the workplace,” he said.

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    Law Start Program Gives Admitted Students an Edge

    Loyola Law School launched the new Law Start program this year to give admitted students an early dose of skills essential for success in law school and practice. The daylong program featured a mock contracts lecture and case-briefing analysis. Other sessions featured the school's bar preparation and academic success programs, clinics, pro bono and externship opportunities, and Concentrations.

  • Admissions hosts Central Library info session

    Loyola's Admissions Team to Host Law School Application Orientation Session

    Considering applying to law school? Assistant Dean of Admissions Jannell Lundy Roberts at Loyola Law School, will be presenting general information about how to approach, prepare and successfully complete the application process for law school at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles on July 18, 2013

  • Prof. Jeff Atik Launches Attraverso Blog on Global Economic Issues

    ‌Professor Jeffery Atik, a Sayre Macneil Fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, launched the new blog Attraverso as an online discussion about hotly contested issues in the world of international finance, as well as a depository of his reviews of important books on related topics.


  • Marcelis Morris, Semester-in-Practice

    Semester-in-Practice Makes Perfect

    Loyola’s Semester-in-Practice offers upper-division students the opportunity to shadow attorneys at Southern California’s top civil litigation firms. Participating students complete substantive tasks as they make the rounds at their respective firms.

  • Peter Borenstein Blogs About Life at Loyola

    Student blogger Peter Borenstein '14 plays an active role in the Loyola community, and he wouldn't have it any other way. Upon entering law school, Borenstein immersed himself in a variety of learning opportunities, including the Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic and Center for Restorative Justice, the Student Bar Association. As a second-year student, he held a full-time externship for a federal appellate judge. For Borenstein, this kind of practical experience will make all the difference when he enters the "real world" after graduation.

  • Priscilla Ocen

    Priscilla Ocen Focuses on Underrepresented Groups

    Associate Professor Priscilla Ocen joined the Loyola faculty in fall 2012, bringing a critical perspective on the plight of minority groups in the criminal justice system. Ocen teaches Criminal Law and, in the spring 2012 semester, debuted the class Critical Race Theory.

  • Prof. Lapp: Where Immigration and Criminal Law Collide

    Kevin Lapp joins the Loyola Law School faculty as an associate professor after serving as an acting assistant professor at the New York University School of Law. He is an expert on the intersection of immigration and criminal law with a focus on juveniles. His most recent law review article, “Reforming the Good Moral Character Requirement for U.S. Citizens,” appeared in the Indiana Law Journal. Lapp’s work has also appeared in the New York University Review of Law and Social Change and the North Carolina Law Review Addendum.

  • Commencement 2013

    Commencement 2013 speeches focus on camaraderie

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles hosted its Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremony at 12 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. During the ceremony, juris doctor (JD), 3-Year Joint JD/LLM, JD/MBA and Tax LLM degrees were conferred on candidates. The keynote speaker was alumnus Patrick Kelly ’69, Western Region managing partner at Wilson Elser and president of the California State Bar. The grand marshal was John J. Collins '61, former chair, Collins, Collins, Muir + Stewart LLP. The student speakers were Ariande Giannis (day) and Mark Gilfix (evening).

  • Preview Day: Welcoming Admitted Students to Loyola

    Loyola's Preview Day offers admitted students the opportunity to spend a half-day on campus attending mock classes, student panels, campus tours and the “Taste of L.A.” reception. More than 40 student organizations greeted students and discussed the many ways to get involved on campus.

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    To Solve Problem of Inadequate Juvenile Representation, Prof. Yamashiro Does the Math

    When Cyn Yamashiro ‘93 launched Loyola’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP) eight years ago, he knew that simply identifying a problem in the juvenile justice system wasn’t enough to effect change – he had to prove it. He undertook a nearly six-year study to determine whether contract panel attorneys behave differently than public defenders in juvenile courts, and if so, whether or not that makes a difference. After analyzing approximately 4,000 individual cases, the answer was a resounding “yes."

  • Thomas Johns' Legal Career Takes Flight in the Evening Program

    After a 10-year career as a pilot, Thomas Johns '13 needed a change.  He realized that a career in law was the fresh start he was looking for and it could incorporate his passion for aviation.  The evening program attracted him for many reasons.  The program's flexible course schedule allows him to stack his classes so he can take care of his three young children during the day while his wife works full-time.  

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    Bob Myers: General Manager for the Golden State Warriors

    Imagine this: Your office is connected to a basketball arena, you spend a good portion of your day discussing professional sports, and you get to do it all in your hometown. For many, this might sound like a dream. But for Bob Myers, the recently appointed general manager of the Golden State Warriors, it is reality.

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