Judy Fonda

Distinguished Retired Faculty

Judy Fonda, Distinguished Retired Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Ethical Lawyering
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Trial Advocacy
  • American Trial Process
  • Legal Research and Writing in the Bologna LLM Program


  • BA, magna cum laude, University of California Los Angeles, Phi Beta Kappa
  • JD, University of California Los Angeles, Order of the Coif 


Following graduation from law school, Judy Fonda went to work for the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office. After that she worked briefly in the field of entertainment law and then joined the faculty of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law teaching Legal Research and Writing to first year students and Trial Advocacy and Immigration Law to second and third year students in the Clinical Program. She left UCLA and joined the faculty of the SCALE Program at Southwestern University School of Law. There, she taught substantive courses including Torts, Crimes, Civil Practice, Family Law and Juvenile Law that were integrated with the skills courses of Trial Advocacy, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation.

She took time off to stay home with her children and returned to teaching, joining the Loyola faculty in the fall of 1996. She spent both of the fall semesters of 2009 and 2011 teaching international students enrolled in the Loyola Law School International LLM program in Bologna Italy. This experience gave her new insights into the workings of different legal systems which she has since integrated into her current class discussions.