Loyola Law School faculty members pride themselves on being accessible to the media and part of the public discourse on news of legal significance. Visit Loyola's Summary Judgments faculty blog to read faculty opinions on current legal issues. Highlights of recent media appearances and quotations include:

April 2020

4/6- Los Angeles Times

CUT OFF FROM THEIR KIDS, PARENTS OF JUVENILE DETAINEES WAIT AND WORRY AS CORONAVIRUS SPREADS

The vast majority of children living in the facilities are black or Latino boys, county records show. Children in the juvenile justice system are more likely to have experienced trauma, which can be linked to poor health outcomes, said Samantha Buckingham, the director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School.


4/5- NBC Los Angeles

NEWSCONFERENCE: CORONAVIRUS CREATES CRISIS IN COURTS

The wheels of justice have stopped. Chairman of the Board at Loyola Law School Brian Kabateck talks with NBC4’s Conan Nolan about the crisis facing the judiciary. Kabateck says just like there is a call for retired doctors and nurses…there should be a call for retired judges to help when the courts return to business.


4/2- The Post and Courier

HAVE GOVERNORS CROSSED THE LINE BY ORDERING OUT-OF-STATERS TO QUARANTINE?

According to Jessica Levinson, director of the Public Service Institute at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, “the privileges and immunities clause prohibits states from discriminating against out-of-state visitors, but there are plenty of exceptions. There has not been a case explaining whether one of those exceptions includes the ability to force out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine,” she writes.


4/2- Hollywood Reporter

TOP ENTERTAINMENT LAW SCHOOLS: 11 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WHERE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S POWER LAWYERS GOT STARTED

Loyola in 2019 launched a Transactional Lawyering Institute and hosts an annual TechTainment symposium. The L.A. school, which celebrates its centennial this year, offers concentrations in intellectual property, entrepreneurship and entertainment and new media law.


4/2- InsideSouces

HAVE GOVERNORS CROSSED THE LINE BY ORDERING OUT-OF-STATERS TO QUARANTINE?

According to Jessica Levinson, director of the Public Service Institute at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, “the privileges and immunities clause prohibits states from discriminating against out-of-state visitors, but there are plenty of exceptions. There has not been a case explaining whether one of those exceptions includes the ability to force out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine,” she writes.


4/1- KCRW-FM

LA COUNTY MAKES DECISION AFTER INMATE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

“The County Jail in Los Angeles has been a ticking time bomb, and now we are at the crisis moment, I’m not sure there’s much to do,” says Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson.


4/1- NBC News

TRUMP'S FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE ISN'T HAPPENING (FOR NOW). BUT WHAT CAN STATES DO?

“How much can the government limit the actions of private individuals during a global health crisis? And specifically, can states quarantine out-of-state travelers? That is one of the big unanswered legal questions raised by the coronavirus crisis.” Writes Jessica Levinson LMU Loyola Law School professor.


4/1- Los Angeles Times

SHOULD THE CENSUS COUNT BLACK AND LATINO INMATES IN RURAL PRISONS AS AREA RESIDENTS?

“Counting people who are incarcerated where they have been imprisoned leads to a big distortion,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “The people incarcerated in a prison facility are often vastly demographically and socioeconomically different from the profile of local residents, with vastly different needs.”