Faculty

Professor JOHN NOCKLEBY, director of the Civil Justice Program and the Journalist Law School , has been a professor at Loyola Law School since 1989.  Nockleby received his B.A. from the University of Montana , and his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review . After graduating, Nockleby clerked for the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Before joining Loyola Law School , he spent several years as a civil rights lawyer in North Carolina and California , focusing extensively on discrimination, constitutional and tort issues. From 1993-95, Nockleby served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and from 1995-2000, he helped create and teach an innovative first year program at Harvard. Nockleby has also taught at the Northeastern University School of Law, the Southwest Institute of Law and Political Science in Chongqing , China , and Loyola's summer program in Costa Rica . Professor Nockleby is interested in the impact of new technologies upon privacy, the First Amendment, and Torts. His recent work includes a Torts textbook, forthcoming in 2007; several essays on the First Amendment commissioned for the Encyclopedia of America Civil Liberties , forthcoming in 2006; "What's a Jury Good for?," published in Voir Dire magazine; " 100 Years of Conflict: The Past and Future of Tort Retrenchment," published in the Loyola Law Review; and an online textbook entitled CyberPrivacy , published by the Berkman Center of Harvard Law School.

Professor LAURIE LEVENSON is a regular legal commentator for NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CourtTV, BBC, and international networks from Germany to Japan. She also served as the official legal commentator on the O.J. Simpson trial for CBS. While in law school Professor Levenson served as the chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review . After receiving her J.D., Levenson clerked for the Honorable James Hunter III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Camden , New Jersey .  In 1981, she was appointed Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Section, where she worked as a trial and appellate lawyer for eight years, attaining the position of senior trial attorney and assignment division chief. From 1982-89 Levenson was a member of the adjunct faculty at Southwestern University Law School . She joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 1989, and from 1996-99 she served as Loyola's associate dean for academic affairs. Her recent scholarship includes "Detention, Material Witnesses & the War on Terrorism," published in the Loyola Law Review and "Drug Experts" published in the National Law Journal . In addition to her work at Loyola and her extensive media work, Levenson is an attorney representative to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and a Special Master at the Los Angeles County Superior Court and United States District Court.

Professor KARL MANHEIM has extensive experience as a consultant for legal pundits. He began teaching at Loyola in 1975, served in the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office from 1980-1984, and returned to Loyola in 1984. He currently serves as the director of the Program for Law & Technology at the California Institute of Technology and Loyola Law School . He also taught at the University of Southern California Law School (1996) and at the University of International Business and Economics in Bejing , China (1992). As a volunteer attorney with the ACLU of Southern California, Manheim has litigated cases at every level of state and federal courts.  He has handled cases in civil rights and civil liberties, environmental law, takings, municipal law and federalism. Manheim received his S.D. degree from Bradley University , his J.D. from Northeastern University , and his L.L.M. from Harvard Law School . His recent scholarship includes "An Economic Analysis of Domain Name Policy," published in the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal, and "Biotechnology. The Legal, Practical and Ethical Implications of Patenting Human Genomes," published in The Intellectual Property Strategist.

Professor ALLAN IDES graduated summa cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1979.  After graduating from Loyola, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  He then clerked for the Honorable Byron R. White, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Professor Ides joined the Loyola faculty in 1982, having worked as an associate with Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley after his clerkships.  At Loyola, Professor Ides served as Associate Dean for academic affairs from 1984-87. From 1989-1997, Professor Ides was a member of the law school faculty at Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia. He returned to Los Angeles and to Loyola in the fall of 1997. He is currently the holder of the James P. Bradley Chair. He has published extensively in the areas of Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure, including three books co-authored with Christopher N. May, the most recent holder of the James P. Bradley Chair.  Professor Ides has also engaged in a wide range of pro-bono projects, and was honored this year with the Distinguished Professor Award by the ACLU of Southern California.  Professor Ides and his wife Cindi have been married thirty-four years.  They have three children, two dogs, an unruly garden and all the usual aches and pains."Our system of laws is premised on the human capacity to engage in rational thought. At its heart, therefore, the study of law is the study of rational discourse."