Preview Day: Welcoming Admitted Students to Loyola

Loyola Law School’s Preview Day offered more than 130 admitted students a glimpse into the life of a Loyola student on April 19, 2013. Loyola staff, faculty and alumni, along with current students, joined the festivities to talk about the law school experience. 

The day started with a mock law class, during which students sat in on a lecture – complete with the cold-call questions typical of the Socratic method employed at Loyola. The mock class was followed by a panel of faculty members who answered questions and discussed some of the many clinics, centers and Concentrations available to students. Next, a panel of current students chatted freely about first-year courses and opportunities and dispensed advice on studying and time management. 

The day closed with the much-anticipated “Taste of L.A.” reception. Loyola hosted the city’s most popular food trucks, and students dined in typical Los Angeles fashion. Let’s Roll It, King Taco, Good Greek Grub, Perk Up Coffee & Tea Co. and The Greasy Wiener set up shop on the basketball court, and students couldn’t wait to chow down on gourmet food truck fare. 

About 40 student organizations tabled so prospective students could browse and meet with group leaders, such as Student Bar Association leaders Ariande Giannis ’13 and Kaytee Vota ’13. Organization representatives discussed opportunities available within their clubs, as well as external offerings like clinics and externships. Dean Victor Gold and other faculty members were on hand to talk in smaller groups and one-on-one. Alumni, including Alumni Board of Governors members Bobby Grace ’87, Judge John Meigs ’78, Grace Nguyen ‘06 and Barbara Ullman-Schwerin ’87, also greeted those who might comprise the new class.