Loyola Spotlight Articles

  • Library Director Guides Students at All Chapters of Career

    When William M. Rains Library Director Daniel Martin describes his expansive repository of books and technology as “home away from home,” he’s not exaggerating – much.

  • Admissions Dean Hones Eye for Outstanding Students

    Talent. Diversity. Achievement. Experience. When Jannell Lundy Roberts, the senior assistant dean for admissions and enrollment services, looks over an admissions application to Loyola Law School, she looks for exceptionalism in many forms. She finds it in the myriad ways prospective students contribute to the community.

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    Former NCAA Football Player Finds Footing at Clippers

    Jonathan Mputu ’17 is spending his summer as a legal intern in the Office of the General Counsel of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. A former NCAA Division I wide receiver already with experience at sports talent agencies, the third-year law student is enrolled in Loyola’s Entertainment Law Concentration and Sports Law Course of Study.

  • For Olympic Silver Medalist, Law School Came Naturally

    If Brittany Hayes ’13 learned one thing during her journey to a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, it was that stress is relative. 

  • Revamped Orientation Puts Social Justice, Practical Training First

     “When I hand you your degree in three years, you are going to be transformed,” said Fritz B. Burns Dean Michael Waterstone at the plenary session of Loyola Law School’s revamped New Student Orientation, held August 9-11. Professors and alumni worked quickly to make good on that promise, leading sessions on everything from developing relationships with clients from underserved populations to hot topics like online privacy, transgender equality and human trafficking. Meanwhile, the new “First To Go” program provided advice to new students making their families’ first foray into law school.

     

     

  • Registrar Provides the Administrative Tools Students Need to Succeed

    As Loyola Law School’s registrar, Wesley Holland’s main goal is simple, but critical: ensure each student has access to all the administrative resources they need to succeed academically.

  • For Transfer Student, Clinic Participation Smooths Transition

    Tiffany Hill ’15 enrolled in another Southern California law school intent on transferring to Loyola Law School – her self-described “dream school.” But the transition came with some uncertainty. Her colleagues in the Juvenile Justice Clinic quickly put her at ease.

  • With Eye Toward Justice, Deputy DA Scrutinizes Convictions

    Deputy District Attorney Robert “Bobby” Grace ’87 spent almost 30 years following his passion: serving the community.  

  • Summer Job Diaries: At DreamWorks, Animating the Deal

    Michelle Juen, a rising second-year day student, is spending the summer helping draft deals in the Television Business & Legal Affairs division of DreamWorks Animation. A former legal assistant at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, she leveraged both her experience in the field and her network for the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to get an animated television program on the air.

  • Resident Associate Program Preps Alum for Dream Job

    Matt Moen '15 knew exactly what he wanted to do after graduation: practice employment law on California’s Central Coast. The Loyola Law School Career Development Center’s Resident Associate Program helped make it happen.

  • With Video, Tech Lead Makes Classes More Valuable

    Corinne St. Claire, the assistant director of instructional design & technology for Loyola Law School, and her team live by a simple motto: “If people don’t realize we’ve done anything, we’ve done our jobs well.” St. Claire and her office team provide more than technical and digital support for the entire LLS community; they also work to ensure that both faculty and students have the digital tools they need to succeed academically.

  • Summer Job Diaries: Drafting Deals Begets Blockbuster Skills

    Arianna Fisher, a rising third-year law student, is spending her summer as a Business and Legal Affairs Summer Associate at Legendary Entertainment, which counts alumnus Marty Willhite as general counsel. As a law student, Fisher has held positions at CBS Television Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner/Chappell Music.

  • By Diving into the Community, 2L Transfer Successfully Transitions to Loyola

    Dalmacio Posadas Jr. admits that he was a little daunted by the idea of transferring to Loyola Law School as a 2L student. The 1L experience, he notes, is a period of growth and transition, and the bonds and connections students establish with one another and their professors during that time help create a critical support system. 

  • Law School Director Helps Students Learn Crucial Skills For Their Transactional Law Careers

    Professor Shannon Treviño believes wholeheartedly in helping students master the necessary skills to succeed as transactional attorneys. The Patrick J. McDonough Director of the Business Law Practicum notes that in past, most U.S. law schools tended to orient the curriculum around litigation law. But not all legal careers require analyzing cases and making court appearances.

  • Summer Job Diaries: Advancing Negotiation Skills at BET Networks

    Janelle Smith '16 is spending her summer as an extern at BET Networks in Business and Legal Affairs where she works closely with attorneys drafting contracts that touch upon a variety of areas in the entertainment law field and seeing first-hand how negotiations in the industry work.

  • LA County Bar President Found her Footing at Loyola

    Margaret P. Stevens ’99 took the advocacy skills she learned as a student at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and applied themto both her practice as founding and managing partner of Daehnke Stevens LLP and her role as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

  • Reference Librarian Helps Students in Every Chapter of Their Careers

    Amber Kennedy Madole estimates that new attorneys spend as much as 70 percent of their time performing legal research. Fittingly, she is a critical first stop on many Loyola Law School students’ academic journeys – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Summer Job Diaries: Unwavering Advocacy at Federal Public Defender’s Office

    Ashley Mahmoudian, a rising third-year day student, is spending her summer as an extern in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California. She is an active figure on campus, serving as vice-chair of the Public Interest Law Foundation and Student Bar Association and volunteering in the Judge Stephen E. O'Neil Young Lawyers Mentoring Program.

  • Bench Trial: Judges Anchor Panels During Loyola Summer Fellowship

    An array of judges from a range of courts –- including federal district and state supreme courts -– provided their insights into legal issues taken directly from the headlines during the 11th-annual Journalist Law School hosted by the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Summer Job Diaries: Refining Appellate Advocacy Skills on the Ninth Circuit

    Cameron Schlagel, a rising third-year day student, is spending his summer as an extern to the Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is the editor-in-chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review International and Comparative Law Review. The transfer student relishes the doors Loyola has opened.

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