Loyola Spotlight Articles

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    New Semester, New Perspectives: Sophisticated Offerings for Spring 2016

    This spring, Loyola is offering a wide array of exciting classes, many of them seminars where you can get a unique small-class experience with leading legal experts. 

  • Loyola Launches Programs in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Law

    The Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law programs at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles offer students a slate of classes and experiential-learning opportunities to prepare them for the evolving legal demands presented by emerging technology. The first of their kind on the West Coast, the programs draw on Loyola’s traditional strengths in areas like technology, criminal justice, privacy and IP law. The unique curricula will be made available to students pursuing a degree from the school’s multiple programs: Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS), LLM (Master of Laws) and Juris Doctor (JD).

  • Chair-Elect of AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning & Research, Prof. Brain Melds Theory and Practice

    As a groundbreaking scholar, arbiter of legal ethics and pacesetting teacher, Professor Bob Brain melds theory and practice in a way that elevates the legal discourse among students, colleagues and the legal profession as a whole. 

  • Educating Lawyers Through the Lens of Social Justice

    Timothy Law Snyder is the 16th president of Loyola Marymount University.  President Snyder’s inauguration will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  As the Loyola community celebrates his inauguration, we asked President Snyder to share his thoughts on how social justice plays a role in the education of law students and the practice of law.

  • Juvenile Law Center on Front Lines of Advocacy

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles' Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic helped Frederick Summervilles achieve a successful parole hearing which secured his release after being incarcerated as a teen.

  • Distinguished Appellate Attorney Paula Mitchell Appointed to Lead Project for the Innocent at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles has named Paula Mitchell as the new executive director of the Project for the Innocent (LPI). Mitchell will oversee student advocates pursuing claims of actual innocence on behalf of those wrongfully convicted of crimes under the umbrella of the school’s Alarcón Advocacy Center. 

  • Professor Justin Levitt Named to U.S. Department of Justice Post Overseeing Voting

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles today announced that prominent election law professor Justin Levitt, a national expert in constitutional law and the law of democracy, has been named Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Levitt will be on leave from Loyola, and available to serve in that position, through the close of the current presidential administration. 

  • Practical Experience in the Courtroom

    Loyola Law School’s moot court and trial advocacy programs, which give students the opportunity to put their legal knowledge to the test in a competitive atmosphere against other students, encapsulate one of the most important aspects of a Loyola education: practical experience.

  • Summer Job Diaries: Initiating Change in Environmental Law

    Alondra Espinosa is a rising third-year day student spending her summer working at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

  • From Resident Associate to Full-Time Attorney

    Adam Arora ' 14 participated in the inaugural year of Loyola Law School's Resident Associate Program (RAP). This program offers recent graduates a one-year placement with a firm, a mandatory Legal Skills Boot Camp prior to starting their employment, and any additional CLE and professional development training during their RAP stint.

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    For Aspiring Entertainment Lawyer, Loyola Part of Script

    Carefully mapping a pathway to the litigation department of NBC Universal, rising third-year day student Maxwell Shoemaker has mastered the art of the career-advancing transition.

  • Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic: Helping an Aspiring College Student Secure Residency Status

    The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) provides its students with practical training while helping clients secure immigration relief. A new podcast focuses on clinical law student Alejandro Barajas's work with 17-year-old Esmeralda to obtain relief for her in the form of Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Status. 

  • Summer Job Diaries: Brittney Daigle-Leonard Takes Interest in Healthcare Law to the Next Level

    Brittney Daigle-Leonard is a rising third-year student at Loyola. She is spending the summer at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), which protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families though advocacy, education and litigation at the federal and state levels. 

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    New Semester, New Perspectives: Sophisticated Offerings for Fall 2015

    This fall, Loyola is offering a wide array of exciting classes, many of them seminars where you can get a unique small-class experience with leading legal experts. 

  • Summer Job Diaries: Following Your Passion

    After graduating in 2014, Ryan D'Ambrosio started working in the entertainment industry. Dissatisfied with his experience, he decided to follow his passion and the original reason he decided to attend law school: to become a criminal defense attorney. He currently works at as an associate criminal defense attorney at Shevin Law Group, a boutique criminal law firm in Los Angeles.

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    Summer Job Diaries: Duke Ho Put Class Knowledge to Use at Sacramento DA

    Duke Ho is rising third-year day student at Loyola. He is spending the summer at the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

  • Summer Job Diaries: Writing Motions and Taking Names

    Houman Sayaghi is a rising third-year day student at Loyola. He is spending his summer working as a certified law clerk at the Law Office of Dennis Chang. In his role, he performs many of the same duties as the lawyers he works with while under their supervision in everything from criminal defense to corporate law.

  • Tribute to Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón

    Loyola hosted an ethics symposium for prosecutors, defenders and judges in memory of the Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón, senior circuit judge for whom Loyola’s Alarcón Advocacy Center is named. At this event, Loyola Law School announced the creation of a scholarship in his honor for new and returning students.

  • LLM Info Session

    Join us on campus June 11, 2015 to learn more about the Law School's new LLM Specializations in Civil Litigation and Advocacy, Criminal Justice, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property and International Business Law. 

  • International Human Rights Clinic Speaks at United Nations

    Professor Veronica Aragón of Loyola's International Human Rights Clinic addressed the United Nationas on issues of regarding Jamacia's extrajudicial executions and human rights violations. 

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