Public Interest & Pro Bono

Public Interest Career Preparation Timeline

Loyola Law School has a long-standing commitment to training attorneys who use their legal education to help others. LLS was the first ABA-accredited school in California to institute a pro bono service requirement and students routinely exceed the 40 required hours of pro bono service, donating more than 60,000 hours of pro bono service annually. LLS’s Public Interest Department connects students with pro bono opportunities and advises students and alumni pursuing public interest careers, including post graduate fellowships. LLS students and alumni have been awarded fellowships from Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and Justice Catalyst. LLS also funds several post-graduate public interest fellowships, in addition to supporting summer public interest grants for students.  LLS offers a Public Interest Law concentration with a dedicated adviser and a wealth of public interest oriented experiential opportunities, including the Social Justice Law Clinic.

Featured Alumni

Mieko Failey
Alumna Mieko Failey ’13 has long been passionate about helping those dealing with domestic violence.
Dean Conklin
Dean Conklin ’14, managing attorney at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, is as committed to public service now as he was as a first-year student.
Matthew Reminick
Matthew Reminick
Matthew Reminick ’21 spent his 1L summer with the Orange County Public Defender’s Office. He now works there as a Deputy Public Defender.
Savanah Walseth
Savanah Walseth
Savanah Walseth '24, a third-year evening student, pursues an interest in civil rights litigation through homelessness advocacy at the ACLU.

Contact Us

Founders Hall

Public Interest Law Department
Founders Hall 227
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015  

Sande Buhai
Director Public Interest Law Department
Clinical Professor of Law
T: 213.736.1156