McLaughlin, Gerald T.

Gerald T. McLaughlin

Distinguished Retired Faculty

Gerald T. McLaughlin, Distinguished Retired Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Civil Property
  • Law of Sales


  • A.B., summa cum laude, Fordham University, Phi Beta Kappa
  • LL.B., New York University, Order of the Coif


Gerald McLaughlin was a Root-Tilden scholar at NYU and served as managing editor of the NYU Law Review. After graduation, McLaughlin practiced with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City. He subsequently taught at the University of Connecticut Law School, Fordham Law School and Brooklyn Law School, where he also served as associate dean for development. An expert in commercial law, with particular emphasis on the law of letters of credit, McLaughlin has lectured throughout the United States as well as in England, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. McLaughlin joined the Loyola faculty as dean in 1991.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Co-author, monthly column, Commercial Law, New York Law Journal (with Neil Cohen)

Selected Scholarship

  • "Exploring Boundaries: A Legal And Structural Analysis Of The Independence Principle Of Letter Of Credit Law," 119 Banking Law Journal 501 (2002)
  • "Revised UCC Article 9 and Letters of Credit," 118 Banking Law Journal 901 (2001) (with Paul Turner)
  • "The Receding Horizon," National Law Journal, April 9, 2001
  • "Introduction to Letters of Credit - An Overview for the International Commercial Lawyer," (with Paul Turner) 10 California International Practitioner 24 (2000)
  • "The Role of the Law School Dean as Institutional Veteran," 31 University of Toledo Law Rev. 675 (Summer 2000)
  • Loyola Law School: A Sense of Purpose and a Sense of Mission (History of Loyola Law School) published in June 2000
  • "The Road Rose Up To Meet Them," Vistas Magazine (Loyola Marymount University Alumni Magazine) Spring 2000
  • "Bank in Balance," (with Paul Turner), Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 19, 2000
  • "Words of Wisdom," Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 29, 2000
  • "Credit in History: Lewis and Clark," National Law Journal, July 10, 2000
  • "Internet Invasion," Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 24, 2000
  • "Trade Dress Not Optional," National Law Journal, November 6, 2000
  • "Unfounded Fears" (Viewpoint), with John Fitzrandolph, Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 27, 2000 (Verdicts and Settlements)
  • Commercial Law Report, Matthew Bender (with Neil Cohen), 12 issues - 2001
  • Commercial Law Report, Matthew Bender (with Neil Cohen), 12 issues - 2000
  • Commercial Law Columnist, New York Law Journal (with Neil Cohen), Monthly 2000 - 2001, Every Two Months - 2002
  • "Letters of Credit Facilitate International Sales," (with Paul S. Turner) Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 3, 1997
  • "Structuring the Deal to Protect the Middleman," (with Paul S. Turner) Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 21, 1997