Stephanie Der

Stephanie Der, Clinical Professor of Law

Associate Clinical Professor of Law 

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Legal Research Fundamentals for the Litigator


  • BA, magna cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles 
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles


Professor Stephanie Der joined the full-time faculty to teach across the research and writing curriculum. Previously, she spent a decade honing her litigation skills at Hunton Andrews Kurth and at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. She also served as adjunct faculty, focusing on innovative programming to prepare students for legal research in practice. She developed and taught the law school's Legal Research Fundamentals for the Litigator course and Prepare to Practice workshop series. Der now joins Loyola full time. She received her B.A., J.D., and M.L.I.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a contributing author in the forthcoming Henke's California Law Guide, 9th ed.


  • Secondary Legal Sources in Henke’s California Law Guide, 9th Edition (forthcoming)
  • Helping Students to Hit the Ground Running with “Prepare to Practice” Legal Research Workshops, Western Legal Regional Writing 2015 Conference