• Students Offer Hope for Clients Steeped in Debt

    Launched in spring 2013, the Conciliation and Mediation Assistance Clinic offers counseling to debt-ridden consumers as a solution to put their financial affairs in order. Options routinely discussed by students in the clinic include, negotiating a payment plan, answering versus defaulting to the lawsuit, exemptions, foreclosure, bankruptcy, garnishment, liens, levies and government benefits.  

  • Michael Chasin '13

    Alumnus Develops Website to Connect Attorneys with Clients

    Michael Chasin’s expertise intersects law and business, so it’s no surprise he founded a business based on the law. Prior to launching a website dedicated to helping consumers connect with attorneys, Chasin ’13 was a JD/MBA student and an entrepreneur looking for a way to apply his unique expertise. He and Loyola classmate Aaron George collaborated to develop the idea for LawKick. Billed as “the easiest way to find an attorney,” the service asks users to fill out a brief questionnaire to determine their needs, then serves up price quotes along with attorney comparisons.

  • Career Services Offers Summer Job Tips

    Assistant Dean for Career Services Graham Sherr hosted a panel on Summer Job Tips. He lectured about work ethic and encouraged students to be proactive summer interns. 

  • Sung Kim '85: U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

    As a college student, Sung Y. Kim considered several career options, including medicine and academia. But luckily for all of us, he chose to pursue his passion of public interest through government service, and that’s exactly what he is doing today. Kim is the first Korean-American U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, his country of birth, and for him it is truly an amazing honor. 

  • April Faculty Scholarship summary

    Faculty Cap Semester with Placements in Top Law Journals

    Loyola Law School faculty members had a highly productive spring semester.

  • Joyce Chang '15: Passion for Public Interest

    Joyce Chang ’15 is proof that taking initiative in law school can lead to tremendous results.  She arrived at Loyola eager to serve children in a legal context and sought ways to gain experience. The Law School’s commitment to social justice provided an accessible path to employment opportunities in the field.

  • Student Blog: The Dotted Line Reporter

    The Dotted Line Reporter was born out of the idea that success comes from forging one’s own path. For five students taking Professor Dougherty’s Entertainment Law course last fall, that meant starting a blog that could contribute to the discussion of the ever-evolving nature of the entertainment industry. 

  • Byrne Team 2014 summary

    Setting a High Bar: Byrne Trial Team Has Record-Setting Year

    Loyola’s Byrne Trial Advocacy Team has notched an unprecedented number of victories this year, with key wins in multiple categories across a variety of competitions, adding to the team’s already-storied legacy. 

  • Kevin Kish

    At Employment Rights Clinic, Practical Training Gets Real

    The students in Kevin Kish’s Employment Rights Clinic are charged with formulating assessments in real case of workplace retaliation. Their work has real-life impact when their decisions are adopted by the California Labor Commission.

  • Three for Three: Pro Bono, Geibelson, Workman, Chang

    Three for Three: Attorneys Focused on Pro Bono Work

    Cyndie Chang  ′03, Michael Geibelson ′95 and Paul Workman ′80 give back to the community in a big way.

  • John Anthony '05: President of the Langston Bar Association

    John Anthony ’05 traces his success in the courtroom back to the skills he learned from Loyola’s Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. “Byrne is by far the greatest legal education I could have hoped for – it made me a good lawyer before I even had a Bar card,” he said. The experience, in addition to the lasting friendships formed with his teammates, shaped his career. In February 2014, he was elected the 38th president of the John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles.

  • Loyola Faculty Make an International Impact

    The Loyola faculty have traveled to far corners of the globe to negotiate foreign treaties and educate lawmakers on American law. As nationally recognized experts in their fields, Loyola professors make an impact in the community and throughout the world as evidenced by the work of Professors Hughes, Levenson and Waterstone.

  • Legendary Alumnae - summary

    Entertainment Law Practicum a Pipeline to Prominent Attorney Roles

    Alumnae Jessica Kantor ’09 and Natalie LeVeck ’11 broke into entertainment law with the help of internships secured while they were students. Now top counsel for a major movie studio, the alumnae met while working for the former law firm of Assistant Professor Barbara Rubin ’78, executive director of the practicum. 

  • Hannon Gift -- summary

    William H. Hannon Foundation Donates $1 Million for Scholarships to LMU Alumni

    The William H. Hannon Foundation will fund a $1 million scholarship at Loyola Law School for the benefit of graduates of Loyola Marymount University (LMU). This donation is the largest scholarship gift in the Law School’s history designated for students from a single alma mater. 

  • Jay Dougherty AMEC summary

    Prof. Dougherty Recognized for Entertainment Law Contribution

    Professor Jay Dougherty was named Public Counsel of the Year by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) for his work to further the field of entertainment law through the creation of the Loyola Entertainment & Media Law Institute and oversight of the Law School's Entertainment Law Concentration. 

  • 50th Anniversary banner summary image

    50 Years at Albany: Campus Celebrates Past While Looking Ahead

    In 2014, Loyola is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Albany Street location. Celebrate by sharing photos and memories of your time on campus with your Loyola family!

  • Prof. Seagull H. Song: Bridging the Gap Between Nations

    Visiting Associate Professor Seagull Haiyan Song joined Loyola Law School in 2012 after practicing law in China and the United States for 15 years. Song teaches Comparative Copyright Law, IP Licensing and China Law as Loyola’s resident China scholar. In addition, she fosters legal collaboration between the U.S. and China in the field of intellectual property through a long-standing working relationship with the Chinese Supreme Court. 

  • Bar Pass summary

    Loyola Law School ranks third among California law schools for bar passage rate

    Loyola’s California July 2013 bar exam pass rate for first-time takers was 87 percent, 11 percentage points higher than the statewide average of 76 percent for first-time takers from all ABA-accredited schools in California. The overall pass rate was 55.8 percent for all test takers.

  • Ready, Set, Law Start

    Admitted students were given an early taste of their future law school lives during Loyola’s Law Start program on Jan. 10, 2014. During the second-annual program, admitted students were invited to campus to experience a mock law class and mingle with current students and faculty. 

  • Sean Kennedy

    Federal Public Defender Sean Kennedy '89 to Head Loyola’s Center for Juvenile Law & Policy

    Kennedy, a 1989 Loyola alumnus, becomes the second executive director of the CJLP. The center was founded in 2005 to foster systemic reform of the juvenile justice system through advocacy, research and dialogue. Since that time, its students have represented more than 300 youth clients in nearly 700 cases, contributing about 50,000 hours of pro bono service to the Los Angeles community.

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