Loyola Spotlight Articles

  • Prof. Levitt: A Leading Voice on Important Constitutional Debates

    Constitutional law scholar Professor Justin Levitt is an influential voice in the public governance debate. Recently, the New York Times editorial board quoted his article, "Color by Numbers," regarding the Supreme Court's most recent voting rights case, and an influential public-radio show interviewed him for his analysis of President Obama's executive authority on immigration.

  • Going Global: International Commercial Arbitration Moot

    Want to learn the nuances of a rapidly growing practice area? Interested in resolving disputes on a transnational scale? Like to travel? International arbitration blends common- and civil-law systems to reach a quick and more efficient agreement between parties. Students in Loyola’s International Commercial Arbitration Moot are prepared to enter that arena. The Moot teaches students how to draft pleadings, present oral arguments and assist in compliance of huge international commercial arbitration decisions.

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    Loyola Law School Wins 2014 National Civil Trial Competition

    Loyola Law School’s Byrne Trial Advocacy Team won the 13th-annual National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC) on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 after a three-day tournament held last weekend on Loyola’s downtown LA campus and at the Santa Monica Courthouse. 

  • Campus Architecture Draws Worldwide Acclaim

    Fluorescent yellow and orange buildings, sculptures of toppling ladders, temple-like structures and a chapel with a bell-less tower -- Loyola is simply not your average law school. The campus stands as a living work of art in the middle of a metropolitan city. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, it is a place built exclusively for the study of law. Today, decades after its debut it continues to be recognized and studied by members of the architecture and art community.

  • Alumni Give Back on the Board of Governors

    Loyola’s Alumni Board of Governors is comprised of a dedicated group of Loyola alumni who serve as the governing body of the Alumni Association. The group coordinates events like the annual Grand Reunion; encourages active participation by fellow alumni to improve the school; promotes current student’s legal scholarship; and fosters the spirit of friendship within the community.

  • Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic Changes Lives in the Community

    The LIJC, formerly known as the Home Base Immigration Clinic, focuses its efforts on the indigent immigrant population located in the Eastside of Los Angeles through direct legal services, education and community empowerment. The clinic recently celebrated their first adjustment for its client Mariana, which proves her legal permanent residency in the United States.

  • Courses of Study

    Students who are interested in focusing their studies on Family Law, Health Care Law, or Law and the Political Process may take advantage of Loyola’s Course of Study practice areas.  Although less formal than Concentrations -- there are no required courses and no designation on the student’s transcript – the Courses of Study give students access to comprehensive lists of courses that are relevant to a specific practice area. 

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    New Semester, New Perspectives: Sophisticated Offerings for Spring 2015

    This spring, Loyola is offering a wide array of exciting classes, many of them seminars where you can get a unique small-class experience with leading legal experts. 

  • Angela Agrusa '87: IP Guru Finds Classmates Make Good Partners

    After graduating from Loyola, Agrusa joined Baker & Hostetler LLP and was immediately assigned to the largest anti-trust case pending in the state of California in 1991. From that moment on, Agrusa would spend 180 court days over the next decade trying the case. “As a young lawyer, I was sitting second and third chair in federal court, and it was truly career-defining. The experience and quality of mentoring that I received in such a prominent role set me up for a lot of my success,” she said. From there, her legal career took flight. She started practicing in intellectual property, focusing on trademark and copyright in the 1990s. 

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    Summer Job Diaries: Thomas Scully Splices Entertainment Background with the Law at Writers Guild

    Thomas Scully is a third-year student at Loyola, where he is television chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Before attending Loyola, he worked as an editor on features and scripted TV shows. He spent his summer serving as a legal intern in the legal department of the Writers Guild of America, West.

     

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    Summer Job Diaries: With Fall OCI, Chris Garcia Looks Ahead to Summer 2015

    Rising second-year day student Chris Garcia recently completed the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process, during which firms, agencies and other employers recruit students for summer or post-graduate work. During that time, Garcia completed 16 interviews and earned four call-backs, where the firms invited him to a follow-up interviews.

     

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    Summer Job Diaries: Nicole Duncan Learns the Art of Indigent Defense

    Nicole Duncan ’16, a rising second-year day student, is working this summer as a Juvenile Public Defense Intern for the Caddo Parish Juvenile Public Defenders in Shreveport, La. She attained the job through Gideon’s Promise, a program featured in the HBO documentary, Gideon’s Army. 

     

  • Loyola Hosts the Southern California Criminal Justice Roundtable

    On July 29, Loyola hosted the inaugural SoCal Criminal Justice Roundtable, an intensive day-long paper workshop for criminal justice scholars from UCLA, USC, UC Irvine and Loyola.  The next Roundtable will be hosted by UCLA.  The drafts were fascinating: everyone agreed that the workshop was extremely engaging and helpful, and is looking forward to the next one.

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    Summer Job Diaries: Amy Kaladzhyan's Summer Takes Flight

    Amy Kaladzhyan ’16 is spending the summer working as a summer associate at JetBlue Airways Corporation. 

     

  • Steve Harmon '72: In Defense of the Underdog

    For Steve Harmon ’72, loyalty is not just a mantra. It’s a way of life. Whether it’s in his relationships with clients, family or protégés, his approach to criminal defense—and life— fosters lasting bonds. And it’s a lesson he imparted at his first meeting with his staff as the new leader of the Riverside Public Defender’s Office in April 2013.

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    Summer Job Diaries: Stanley Cheng Goes Behind the Scenes at HBO

    Stanley Cheng ’16 is spending his summer as an intern in the legal and labor relations departments at HBO.

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    Summer Job Diaries: Drew Bradley Puts Classroom Knowledge to Practice in DA's Office

    Drew Bradley ’15 secured a summer job as a certified legal intern in Major Narcotics at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office through on-campus interviewing. 

  • Today's Classes, Tomorrow's Jobs

    Intellectual property continues to be one of the major growth areas in legal practice. Loyola offers a host of classes in the field.

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    New Semester, New Perspectives: Sophisticated Offerings for Fall 2014

    This fall, Loyola is offering a wide array of exciting classes, many of them seminars where you can get a unique small-class experience with leading legal experts. 

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    Summer Job Diaries: Brittany Elias capitalizes on her IP background as a summer associate

    Brittany Elias '15 is spending her summer working as a summer associate at Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP (KHS), where she also serves as marketing director. At Loyola, she helped found the Dotted Line Reporter, a blog exclusively dedicated to topics of entertainment and intellectual property law. 

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