Journalist Law School

Journalist Law School

Hear JLS faculty and fellows describe Loyola's Journalist Law School.

L‌MU Loyola Law School is offering fellowships to 40 professional journalists who have a minimum of three years of experience as a journalist.

The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree is daunting. To help support journalists who cover the courts on national, regional or local levels, the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, has developed the journalist law program consisting of a four-day intensive seminar on the legal system. Lectures, lodging, and most meals are covered by the program. Please consult the program overview,  information on past Journalist Law School (including alumni) or the JLS 2020 Flyer for further details.

The 15th-annual Journalist Law School fellowship will be held Wednesday, June 10-Saturday, June 13, 2020. 

Summary of the Application Process:

  • Applications were due by 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. 
  • Applications are being reviewed by the JLS Admissions Committee. 
  • Applicants will be advised of their status beginning the first week of April 2020.

The Fellowship Covers:

  • Instruction
  • Materials
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • One-half of travel expenses*

Journalist Law School Activities Include:

  • Classes with experienced law faculty who understand deadline pressure.
  • Lectures by practicing journalist-lawyers.
  • Opportunities to meet informally with state and federal judges, other journalists and leading members of the Bar.
  • A certificate of completion, to be awarded at the end of the program.

The classes will take place in the Frank Gehry-designed Girardi Advocacy Center, containing state-of-the-art teaching facilities and courtrooms. The campus is located in downtown Los Angeles within walking distance of the L.A. LIVE entertainment hub and Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings.

* Travel expenses up to a maximum of $300


JLS staff will notify all applicants of their admission status.


For questions about the substance of the Journalist Law School curriculum, please contact Brian Costello, director of marketing & communications, a or 213-736-1444. For logistical questions, please contact Loyola Law School Conferences & Events at