Located in the international commerce epicenter of downtown L.A. and adjacent to the tech sector of Silicon Beach, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles makes the most of its location at the intersection law, technology & business. Our professors, curriculum and events are at the forefront of emerging issues, from artificial intelligence and cryptocurrencies to cyber forensics and Internet law. The first law school in the West with a cybersecurity specialization, we continue to innovate so that our students and alumni can make a difference. Pictured: Alumna and Adjunct Professor Tracey Freed lectures on artificial intelligence at the TechTainment symposium held annually on campus.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles opened its doors in 1920. Located in downtown Los Angeles -- a legal, financial and media capital -- Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. The first ABA-approved law school in California with a pro bono requirement for graduation, Loyola Law School is committed to legal ethics and the public interest, and has produced top attorneys for nearly a century.
David W. Burcham '84 - Burcham joined the faculty in 1991, teaching Constitutional Law and Ethical Lawyering. He was appointed Dean of the Law School in 2000, serving until 2008 when he became Provost of LMU. He then served as LMU’s President from 2010-2015.
William G. Coskran '59 - Coskran was a distinguished member of the faculty from 1968-1995 and a perennial student favorite. In 2014, the Law School established an endowed chair in his honor.
Jan C. Costello - Professor Costello teaches, lectures, writes and consults in the areas of mental disability law, child and family law.
Donald W. Cowen - Cowen was the John E., Andersen Chair of Taxation and taught Federal Estate Gift Taxation, Corporations, and Trusts and Wills.
Roger Findley - A noted environmental law scholar, Findley served on the faculty from 1991-2009. His expertise on international environmental issues brought him to Brazil and Colombia to research and lecture alongside public officials.
Judy Fonda – Fonda was a member of the faculty from 1996-2013. She taught Legal Research and Writing, Ethical Lawyering and Trial Advocacy. She also taught two semesters in International LLM Program in Bologna Italy.
Edith Friedler '80 - Friedler was a member of the faculty from 1983 to 2008. During her tenure, she served as the director of the International LLM Program.
George Garbesi - Garbesi taught Admiralty Law, Contracts, International Law, International Protection of Human Rights and International Business.
Charlotte Goldberg - Goldberg is a professor in residence and has taught Civil Procedure, Family Law, Marital Property and a Community Property Seminar.
Eve L. Hill- A national disability rights advocate, Hill was Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center at LLS from 1998 to 2007 and taught Disability Rights and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Hill is co-author of a disability rights casebook and recipient of the 2006 Board of Governors Distinguished Service Award.
Gideon Kanner - Kanner received the Shattuck Memorial Award of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers for his outstanding contributions to appraisal literature.
Lary Lawrence - Lawrence was one of the most prolific scholars in the history of the Loyola Law School Faculty, authoring many books and articles on Commercial Law. He was known as a supportive but demanding teacher both in and outside the classroom; he was especially dedicated to advancing diversity at the law school and for many years served as Faculty Advisor to the Black Law Students Association.
Daniel E. Lazaroff - Lazaroff was a member of the faculty from 1983-2015. He has written extensively in the area of antitrust and sports law. He held the Leonard Cohen Chair in Law and Economics and was the Director of the Loyola Sports Law Institute.
David P. Leonard - Leonard was a member of the faculty from 1990 to 2010 and served as Associate Dean for Research from 2008-2010. In 2011 the Law School established an endowed Chair in his honor.
Frederick J. Lower, Jr. '64 - Lower was named Loyola's 10th dean in 1979. During his six years as dean, he spearheaded the law school's land expansion efforts and Frank Gehry was chosen as the campus architect. After 25 years of service to Loyola, he became a member of the judiciary in 1991.
Christopher N. May - May joined the faculty in 1973 and served as associate dean from 1975-79. He was also the recipient of the 1989 Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award.
John McDermott - McDermott, who joined the Loyola faculty in 1975, served as visiting professor with the Faculty of Law at Dokkyo University, Tokyo, Japan in 1990-91. He has lectured extensively throughout Asia on international dispute resolution and intellectual property. McDermott is the advisor and coach of the Loyola Vis International Arbitration Moot Team.
Gerald T. McLaughlin - McLaughlin joined Loyola as its 14th dean on January 1, 1991 and served in that capacity until March 1, 1999. With assistance from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation, he wrote and published Loyola Law School: A Sense of Purpose and a Sense of Mission.
Florrie Young Roberts – Roberts was a member of the faculty from 1982-2019. Best known for teaching Property and Remedies for many years, during her tenure she also taught Torts, Contracts, Civil Procedure II, Property II, and Legal Research and Writing.
Arnold Siegel - Siegel joined the faculty in 1977 served as assistant dean for student affairs from 1982-1984. He also directed the Legal Research and Writing program from 1995-2012 and the Ethical Lawyering program from 1991-2012.
Clemence Smith '48 - Smith joined the faculty in 1952 and was the first female professor at Loyola.
Daniel L. Stewart '73 - Stewart taught Property, Remedies and Torts, and served as associate dean of the Law School from 1981-1984.
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David C. Tunick - Tunick was a faculty member from 1974 to 2016. He taught Legal Writing, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, and Remedies. A former computer programmer, he also taught Computers and the Law. Additionally, he wrote the book Computers and the Law: Cases and Materials.
Dana Warren - Warren started teaching in 2006. He co-developed the innovative Business Planning course and in 2009 became the first Patrick J. McDonough Director of the Business Law Practicum. He was the first advisor for the Corporate Law and Law & Entrepreneurship Concentrations, and of the Transactional Negotiation Team. He retired in 2015.
Michael E. Wolfson '73 - Wolfson taught Advanced Negotiation Techniques; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Civil Discovery; Ethics, Counseling and Negotiation; and Trial Advocacy in addition to serving as coordinator of the Lawyering Skills and Trial Advocacy Program.
Scott Wood - While at Loyola Law School, Scott has taught a variety of courses including Legal Research & Writing, Ethical Lawyering, Introduction to Negotiation, Restorative Justice. Law and Literature, and seminars in Law and the Catholic Tradition, and Religious Lawyering He was recognized with the Student Body’s “Excellence in Teaching” award in 2006 and received the “St. Thomas More Medallion Award” from the LLS Honor Society in 2008. In 2012, Scott received the Ignatian Volunteer Corps' "Della Strada Award."
Harry N. Zavos '71 - Popular among students, Zavos was a beloved member of the faculty from 1976-2008.
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