In 1964, Loyola moved to its present location in the Pico-Union district, occupying the building that now houses the William M. Rains Library. Expansion of the Law School facilities began in 1980 when Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank O. Gehry was commissioned to design the campus. The Gehry-designed campus has been the subject of both local and international architectural acclaim, and Gehry's campus designs have won the profession's highest recognition for design excellence.
Comprised of a series of contemporary buildings clustered around a central plaza, the campus is at once intimate and open. The classrooms, offices, study and social spaces provide Loyola students with an attractive and inviting environment for the study of law and for social and intellectual exchange.
The campus includes:
- The Albert H. Girardi Advocacy Center
- The Fritz B. Burns Academic Center
- Three free-standing lecture halls
- The Chapel of the Advocate
- The Rev. Charles S. Casassa Building (featuring a state-of-the-art Trial Advocacy Center);
- The William M. Rains Library;
- An 823-car parking structure;
- The Student Services Center. See the campus map for details.
The campus is in downtown Los Angeles, the center of legal activity and commerce in Southern California. This proximity to the downtown area is extremely advantageous for Loyola students because of the convenient access to federal and state courts and to the central offices of many major law firms.
Applicants interested in a tour of the Loyola Law School campus are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to make the necessary arrangements.