The Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic

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Loyola's unparalleled commitment to social justice is reflected in the variety and richness of its 21 live-client legal clinics, whose students have dedicated more than 60,000 pro bono hours per year to helping, since 1996, over 50,000 clients. Known collectively as the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic, these clinics share a newly renovated 23,000-square-foot facility that simulates the experience of a law practice with several specialties, thereby giving students practical experience working in a law-firm setting. The LSJLC opened its doors in  February 2018 with a visit from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, whose Office of Reentry sponsored the new Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Project. (For more information about this event, please click here.)

"Loyola’s mission has always focused on serving the underserved,” says Cindy Archer, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs & Experiential Learning. “Our new Social Justice Law Clinic and expanded offerings give our students even more ways to gain practical experience while giving back to the community."

Student Experiences

Alma Piñan

Alma Piñan '17

Evening Student Explores Law as Juvenile Advocate

Eduardo Balderas '18

Eduardo Balderas '18

Helping L.A.'s Immigrant Community

Hannah Brown and Andrew Wilson

Hannah Brown ’18

In Securing Freedom for Clients, Student Finds Passion for Justice

Krithika Santhanam '17

Juvenile Justice Advocate Graduates with Lifelong Connections

Featured Clinic Directors

Laurie Levenson

Laurie Levenson

Loyola Project for the Innocent Founder Loves the Law

Sean Kennedy

Sean Kennedy

Reforming the Juvenile Criminal Justice System

Marissa Montes & Emily Robinson

Serving Clients in Climate of Fear

Mary Culbert

Mary Culbert

For Pioneering Mediation Professor, L.A. Is Classroom



To learn more about our clinics, explore the sidebar or click here.