Commencement

We look forward to celebrating all your hard work with you. This page is still a work in progress and will continue being updated with current information for the 2019 Commencement activities. Below is a schedule of events. Please be on the look out for more details in the lead up to Commencement.

Commencement
Annual Commencement Ceremony

The Loyola Law School Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Loyola Marymount University's Westchester campus, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, 90045.

 

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony will begin promptly at 12 pm and is expected to conclude by 2 pm. Guest and graduate seating is in the Sunken Garden area. Tickets are not required to attend the graduation ceremony. Refreshments will be provided immediately following the ceremony. 

10:00 am - Student Robing, St. Robert's Auditorium           

11:15 am - Class photos by degree programs

12:00 pm - Commencement Ceremony begins

2:00 pm - Refreshments

Commencement Speaker

Justice Groban

Justice Groban

Justice Groban began serving on the California Supreme Court in January 2019. Previously he was the Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown and advised the governor on judicial appointments, legal policy and legislative issues.  Justice Groban advised the governor on the appointment of over 600 judges, or roughly one out of every three judges in the state.  He received numerous awards from bar groups and other legal organizations for his work on judicial appointments.  He also served on a local school board, participated in mentor programs for college and law students, and frequently lectured on judicial appointments.  Justice Groban has also taught State Appellate Practice at the UCLA School of Law.

Justice Groban had previously been in private practice, where he specialized in complex civil litigation, with a focus on antitrust, internal investigations, and intellectual property. 

Justice Groban grew up in San Diego, where he attended public schools. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors and distinction from Stanford University. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude.  Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable William C. Conner in the Southern District of New York.

 

Other event information

Information for Alumni Presenters

Graduates may choose to have a grandparent, parent, uncle, aunt, sibling, or spouse who is a graduate of Loyola Law School present their diploma in the ceremony. (The presenter must be a graduate of Loyola Law School and be related as listed above.)

The presenter will participate in both the processional and the commencement ceremony.

Graduates who wish to have a presenter at the commencement ceremony should complete the Presenter Form and order their presenter's regalia no later than Wednesday, March 20.  

 

Alumni Presenters:

  • Presenter information can be found here and must be completed before participating in steps below.
  • Gown with the faculty in the Ahmanson Dining Room no later than 11:15 a.m.
  • Presenters (plus one guest) are invited to Brunch at 10:30 a.m. in the Ahmanson Dining Room. 

 

Contact

For more information regarding logistical details for commencement, please contact Conferences & Events at (213) 736-1423.

For graduation requirements, please contact The Office of the Registrar at (213) 736-1130.