Celebrating the Class of 2020

Opening Statement

To the LLS Class of 2020: You have already made the case for yourselves. You proved yourselves as students, and today we celebrate all that you have accomplished in your LMU Loyola Law School careers. Today’s Virtual Celebration is just one small way we are honoring your big accomplishments. Please note that as we commemorate this joyous milestone, our virtual celebration does not replace in-person Commencement Exercises, which will be scheduled in-person when it is safe to do so.

Start the celebration by scrolling down for special messages, presentation of the Class of 2020, shout-outs and more from your LLS family. And while you're at it, share your own messages of support and celebration via social media using #LLS20. Don’t forget to stock up on #LLS20 goodies in our Virtual Celebration toolkit.

Special Messages from
President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
and Dean Michael Waterstone


We congratulate and recognize the Class of 2020 award recipients.

View Award Recipients

Presenting the Class of 2020

View individual slides of members of the Class of 2020.
You may search by name or degree. Or watch a slideshow of the entire class.

Shout-Outs to the Graduates

Your LLS family wishes you well!

Faculty, staff, alumni and fellow students are cheering you on, Class of 2020—and they want you to know it. Enjoy these words of wisdom, support and congratulations from the entire LLS family.

See the Shout-Out Wall

Share Your Message

Leave your message for the class on the Shout-Out Wall. Grads, families, faculty, staff and friends can all participate.

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#LLS20 Toolkit

The #LLS20 Toolkit is here to help graduates and families celebrate wherever they are. 

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Messages from the LMU Loyola Law School Community to the Class of 2020

Elizabeth Belser

Adjunct Professor 

Samantha Buckingham

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic (Center for Juvenile Law and Policy)

Sara Campos

Associate Director of Center for Conflict Resolution 

Aaron H. Caplan

Professor of Law

Gary Craig

Clinical Professor of Law
Director of Concentration Programs

Mary B. Culbert

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, The Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution

Brian M. Costello, Esq.

Director of Marketing and Communications 

Stephanie S. Der

Adjunct Professor

Christopher Hawthorne

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic (Center for Juvenile Law and Policy)

Grant Hoover

Director of Annual and Leadership Giving

Justin Hughes

Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Professor of Law

Bryan D. Hull

Professor of Law

Laurie L. Levenson

David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy

Jessica A. Levinson

Clinical Professor of Law          Director of Loyola Law School's Public Service Institute 

Justin Levitt

Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Law
Gerald T. McLaughlin Fellow

Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic

Center for Juvenile Law & Policy

Katherine Lyons

Clinical Professor of Law

Therese H. Maynard

Leonard Cohen Professor of Law and Business


Marissa Montes

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic

Jill Myers, Esq.

Associate Director of Career Development

Fr. Wayne R. Negrete S.J.


John T. Nockleby

Professor of Law
Director, Civil Justice Program

Samuel H. Pillsbury

Professor of Law                          Frederick J. Lower Fellow

Matthew D. Riojas, Esq.

Director of Student Affairs

Jannell Roberts

Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Services

Jennifer E. Rothman

William G. Coskran Professor of Law

Shannon Treviño

Patrick J. McDonough Director of the Business Law Practicum          Associate Clinical Professor of Law 

Katherine Trisolini

Professor of Law

Kimberly West-Faulcon

James P. Bradley Professor in Constitutional Law

Lauren E. Willis

Professor of Law
William M. Rains Fellow

Patricia Winograd

Adjunct Professor 

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