Loyola Law School Launches Innovation Task Force

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles launched an Innovation Task Force to solicit recommendations for operational improvements to the school. The task force is soliciting and evaluating suggestions from students, faculty and staff on ways to enhance the Law School through increased efficiency. Members of the campus community have been encouraged to submit suggestions via an internal web page at https://my.lls.edu/innovation or at a public forum later in the spring semester.

Dean Victor Gold created the Innovation Task Force as part of a long-term strategy to adjust the school's budget to reflect a 10-percent reduction in first-year class size over the next three years. The group will examine a variety of ways to improve procedures, practices and policies. It will then make recommendations to the deans beginning in late spring 2013. Dean Gold  noted that resulting changes would not just be about reducing costs; accepted recommendations could include devoting more resources to certain areas or pursuing other revenue streams.

“Now, more than ever, we need to review our processes to ensure we are best equipped to respond to changes in the legal profession,” wrote Dean Gold in a March 1, 2013 email to students, faculty and staff. “Reducing class size will allow the Law School to deliver to every student the practical skills training and personalized approach that have become cornerstones of the curriculum. Simply put, we will be a better law school if we get smaller.”