Gary Craig

Gary Craig, Clinical Professor of Law

Clinical Professor of Law

Courses Taught



  • BA, magna cum laude, Occidental College, Phi Beta Kappa
  • JD, with distinction, Stanford Law School


Gary Craig is a Clinical Professor and teaches Civil Litigation Practice and courses in Legal Research and Writing, Ethical Lawyering, and Professional Responsibility in the U.S.  On July 1, 2013, Craig became the Director of Concentration Programs at Loyola.  In this position, Craig provides administrative guidance to the faculty advisors for each Concentration and course counseling for students.  Craig also communicates with alumni and practitioners who are interested in supporting students in the Concentrations through externship opportunities, mentoring, presentations on campus, and networking.  Craig also is the Faculty Advisor for the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration and a Faculty Advisor for the Young Lawyers Program.  In 2013, 2015, and 2019 Craig received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating class. In 2016, Craig received the David P. Leonard Memorial Faculty Service Award.

Prior to joining the Loyola faculty, Craig was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he practiced in all areas of litigation, with an emphasis on representing accounting firms and corporations in connection with securities fraud, professional liability, negligence, and breach of contract litigation.  Craig also represented clients in connection with investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.  He handled various pro bono matters, including the successful representation of clients seeking asylum in the United States, and he established an educational partnership between Sidley’s Los Angeles office and Dorsey High School’s Law Magnet Program.  Through this partnership, Sidley facilitated numerous programs designed to augment the Law Magnet’s curriculum with hands-on workshops and field trips that introduce the students to the wide variety of careers within the legal community.  Craig continues to work with the Law Magnet at Loyola.  

Clinical Achievements

  • Presenter, Nineteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, March 2019, "The Skills to Pay the Bills"
  • Presenter, Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, July 2018, "Legal Writing and Skills Faculty as Law School Leaders: Innovative Programs to Build Skills While Boosting Admissions, Enhancing Diversity, and Discouraging Transfers"
  • Presenter, Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, July 2016, "The Many Hats We Wear:  The Increased Role of Legal Writing & Skills Faculty in Law School Programs"
  • Presenter, Fifth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, August 2015, "Mediate This:  Incorporating a Mediation Exercise into Your Class"
  • Presenter, Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, July 2014, "Teach Them And They Will Come"
  • Presenter, Third Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, August 2013, "Using Samples Effectively in the Classroom"
  • Presenter, Second Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, August 2012, "It's Not the End but the Beginning: How to Make the Most out of the Last Class of the Year"