• Two Loyola Faculty Articles Receive Special Praise

    Professors Zimmerman and Natapoff featured in publication.

  • Center for the Study of Law & Genocide Honors Ben Ferencz

    Center for the Study of Law & Genocide Honors Pioneering Nazi Prosecutor Ben Ferencz

    Loyola's Center for the Study of Law & Genocide (CSLG) honored legendary war-crime prosecutor Benjamin B. Ferencz with its 2015 Raphael Lemkin Award. Ferencz was the youngest of the lead prosecutors at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals, and in the 1948 proceedings was the first-ever prosecutor to use the term "genocide" in his case.

  • LIJC Secures U-Visa for Young Victim

    Abandoned as an undocumented 13-year-old shortly after crossing from Mexico to the United States with her sister, Leidi became trapped in an abusive relationship with a man who fathered four children with her.  After he was deported for criminal offenses, Leidi sought help at Homeboy Industries, where she met the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) co-directors, Marissa Montes ’12 and Emily Robinson ’12.

  • Chris Rising '96 Forecasts Millennials' Impact on Real Estate

    Imagine: Executives without offices or even their own desks. No one is wearing a suit. Spontaneous conversations come and go, but no clear calendar of organized meeting times. You may think you’ve walked into a savvy advertising agency or tech firm, but that is not the case. This is Rising Realty Partners, one of the leading real estate development, operating and investment companies headquartered in downtown Los Angeles. 

  • Students Mentor LA Youth Through Mock Trial Program

    In an effort to forge a connection with at-risk youth in the community, students in Loyola’s Black Law Students Association and La Raza de Loyola developed a mock trial program that would both expose high school students to the benefits of earning an advanced degree and teach them about the judicial system. With that goal in mind, they established the Young Lawyers Program in 2000. When Domineisha Lescaille ’17 signed-up for Young Lawyers as a high school freshman in 2007, she had no idea how it would drastically impact her future.

  • Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic (JIFS) secures release of Frederick Summervilles

    Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic Helps Secure Release of Childhood Offender

    In 1981, at just 16 years old, Frederick Summervilles was one of the first youthful offenders ever sentenced as an adult in California. His sentence was 15 years to life. More than 33 years later, thanks to the passage of California’s SB 260 and the work of the Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic at Loyola Law School, he walked out of prison on Friday, Jan. 9.


  • JEI summary

    New Incubator Program Opens Doors for New Attorneys

    Loyola's new Justice Entrepreneur Initiative will aid newly minted lawyers as they start their own law firms, equipping them with some of the basics they need to provide legal services to low- to middle-income communities in the Los Angeles area. JEI will provide shared office space (including furniture and Internet), access to legal case management software and legal research resources, free CLE courses, practical training, and mentorship and guidance throughout the duration of the 18-month program. 

  • Student Ana Dahan

    Like Professor Before Her, a Student of Political Law Becomes a Participant

    Loyola student Ana Teresa Dahan ’15 was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and unanimously confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council as the newest member of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission in November 2014. For the former education reform and political strategist, it was the culmination of a career aimed at making a difference.


  • Prof. Levitt: A Leading Voice on Important Constitutional Debates

    Constitutional law scholar Professor Justin Levitt is an influential voice in the public governance debate. Recently, the New York Times editorial board quoted his article, "Color by Numbers," regarding the Supreme Court's most recent voting rights case, and an influential public-radio show interviewed him for his analysis of President Obama's executive authority on immigration.

  • Going Global: International Commercial Arbitration Moot

    Want to learn the nuances of a rapidly growing practice area? Interested in resolving disputes on a transnational scale? Like to travel? International arbitration blends common- and civil-law systems to reach a quick and more efficient agreement between parties. Students in Loyola’s International Commercial Arbitration Moot are prepared to enter that arena. The Moot teaches students how to draft pleadings, present oral arguments and assist in compliance of huge international commercial arbitration decisions.

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    Loyola Law School Wins 2014 National Civil Trial Competition

    Loyola Law School’s Byrne Trial Advocacy Team won the 13th-annual National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC) on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 after a three-day tournament held last weekend on Loyola’s downtown LA campus and at the Santa Monica Courthouse. 

  • Campus Architecture Draws Worldwide Acclaim

    Fluorescent yellow and orange buildings, sculptures of toppling ladders, temple-like structures and a chapel with a bell-less tower -- Loyola is simply not your average law school. The campus stands as a living work of art in the middle of a metropolitan city. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, it is a place built exclusively for the study of law. Today, decades after its debut it continues to be recognized and studied by members of the architecture and art community.

  • Alumni Give Back on the Board of Governors

    Loyola’s Alumni Board of Governors is comprised of a dedicated group of Loyola alumni who serve as the governing body of the Alumni Association. The group coordinates events like the annual Grand Reunion; encourages active participation by fellow alumni to improve the school; promotes current student’s legal scholarship; and fosters the spirit of friendship within the community.

  • Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic Changes Lives in the Community

    The LIJC, formerly known as the Home Base Immigration Clinic, focuses its efforts on the indigent immigrant population located in the Eastside of Los Angeles through direct legal services, education and community empowerment. The clinic recently celebrated their first adjustment for its client Mariana, which proves her legal permanent residency in the United States.

  • Courses of Study

    Students who are interested in focusing their studies on Family Law, Health Care Law, or Law and the Political Process may take advantage of Loyola’s Course of Study practice areas.  Although less formal than Concentrations -- there are no required courses and no designation on the student’s transcript – the Courses of Study give students access to comprehensive lists of courses that are relevant to a specific practice area. 

  • Angela Agrusa '87: IP Guru Finds Classmates Make Good Partners

    After graduating from Loyola, Agrusa joined Baker & Hostetler LLP and was immediately assigned to the largest anti-trust case pending in the state of California in 1991. From that moment on, Agrusa would spend 180 court days over the next decade trying the case. “As a young lawyer, I was sitting second and third chair in federal court, and it was truly career-defining. The experience and quality of mentoring that I received in such a prominent role set me up for a lot of my success,” she said. From there, her legal career took flight. She started practicing in intellectual property, focusing on trademark and copyright in the 1990s. 

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    Summer Job Diaries: Thomas Scully Splices Entertainment Background with the Law at Writers Guild

    Thomas Scully is a third-year student at Loyola, where he is television chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Before attending Loyola, he worked as an editor on features and scripted TV shows. He spent his summer serving as a legal intern in the legal department of the Writers Guild of America, West.


  • Chris Garcia summary

    Summer Job Diaries: With Fall OCI, Chris Garcia Looks Ahead to Summer 2015

    Rising second-year day student Chris Garcia recently completed the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process, during which firms, agencies and other employers recruit students for summer or post-graduate work. During that time, Garcia completed 16 interviews and earned four call-backs, where the firms invited him to a follow-up interviews.


  • Nicole Duncan

    Summer Job Diaries: Nicole Duncan Learns the Art of Indigent Defense

    Nicole Duncan ’16, a rising second-year day student, is working this summer as a Juvenile Public Defense Intern for the Caddo Parish Juvenile Public Defenders in Shreveport, La. She attained the job through Gideon’s Promise, a program featured in the HBO documentary, Gideon’s Army. 


  • Loyola Hosts the Southern California Criminal Justice Roundtable

    On July 29, Loyola hosted the inaugural SoCal Criminal Justice Roundtable, an intensive day-long paper workshop for criminal justice scholars from UCLA, USC, UC Irvine and Loyola.  The next Roundtable will be hosted by UCLA.  The drafts were fascinating: everyone agreed that the workshop was extremely engaging and helpful, and is looking forward to the next one.

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