Journalist Law School

Hear JLS faculty and fellows describe Loyola's Journalist Law School.

LMU Loyola Law School in Los Angeles will host its 19th-annual Journalist Law School from Wednesday, July 31 -Saturday, August 3, 2024. The fellowship condenses core law school subjects into a four-day program, with courses taught by law professors, judges, and prominent attorneys. The program is expected to be held in-person on the Loyola Law School campus in downtown Los Angeles, subject to evolving public health guidance. We will provide updates as needed. Applications were due by 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree is daunting. To help support journalists who cover legal topics, LMU Loyola Law School has developed the journalist law program.

Journalist Law School (JLS) participation is limited to professional journalism fellows who are competitively selected.

  • Applicants must be currently employed as professional journalists and have a minimum of three years of journalism experience with primary responsibilities focusing on the United States.
  • Fellowships cover lodging, most meals, instruction and curriculum materials.
  • Fellows are expected to attend all class sessions as well as other related and evening activities, and participate in organized meals with other fellows.


For questions about the substance of the Journalist Law School curriculum, please contact Brian Costello, director of marketing & communications, at or 213-736-1444. For logistical questions, please contact Loyola Law School Conferences & Events at