Blanco, Barbara

Barbara Blanco

Distinguished Retired Faculty

Barbara Blanco, Distinguished Retired Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Animal Rights Law
  • Ethical Lawyering
  • Legal Problems of the Poor
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Summer Institute



  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles


After practicing for two years with the law firm of Margolis, McTernan, Scope & Epstein, Barbara Blanco was a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles from 1978-89. Prior to joining the Loyola faculty in 1988, Blanco was involved in the establishment of a non-profit law office known as the Tenant Defense Center, which was later incorporated into the offices of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles as the Eviction Defense Center. She served as a commissioner of the City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Commission from 1992-1994.

Selected Scholarship

  • Co-author with Carolyn Young, "What Students Don't Know Will Hurt Them:  A Frank View From the Field on How to Better Prepare Our Clinic And Externship Students," 14 Clin. Law Review No. 1, 2007
  • Co-author, "Externship Field Supervision: Effective Techniques for Training Supervisors and Students," 10 Clinical Law Review 611 (2004) (with Sande Buhai)
  • Co-author of a paper on the Greater Los Angeles Consortium on Externships for presentation at the March 1998 Externship Conference at the Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America

Public Service

  • Volunteer Attorney, Simi Valley Community Free Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney, Santa Barbara Therapeutic Riding Academy