• Professor Gary Craig Promotes Practical Experience

    Professor Gary Craig challenges students to build upon the doctrines and theories they have learned by applying them in a simulated dispute. His yearlong course, called the Civil Litigation Skills Practicum, prepares students for all the steps leading up to trial, from the pleading stage to discovery to motions. “The Practicum gives them the chance to work on essential tasks that they’ll encounter in the workplace,” he said.

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    Law Start Program Gives Admitted Students an Edge

    Loyola Law School launched the new Law Start program this year to give admitted students an early dose of skills essential for success in law school and practice. The daylong program featured a mock contracts lecture and case-briefing analysis. Other sessions featured the school's bar preparation and academic success programs, clinics, pro bono and externship opportunities, and Concentrations.

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    Loyola's Admissions Team to Host Law School Application Orientation Session

    Considering applying to law school? Assistant Dean of Admissions Jannell Lundy Roberts at Loyola Law School, will be presenting general information about how to approach, prepare and successfully complete the application process for law school at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles on July 18, 2013

  • Prof. Jeff Atik Launches Attraverso Blog on Global Economic Issues

    ‌Professor Jeffery Atik, a Sayre Macneil Fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, launched the new blog Attraverso as an online discussion about hotly contested issues in the world of international finance, as well as a depository of his reviews of important books on related topics.

     

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    Semester-in-Practice Makes Perfect

    Loyola’s Semester-in-Practice offers upper-division students the opportunity to shadow attorneys at Southern California’s top civil litigation firms. Participating students complete substantive tasks as they make the rounds at their respective firms.

  • Peter Borenstein Blogs About Life at Loyola

    Student blogger Peter Borenstein '14 plays an active role in the Loyola community, and he wouldn't have it any other way. Upon entering law school, Borenstein immersed himself in a variety of learning opportunities, including the Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic and Center for Restorative Justice, the Student Bar Association. As a second-year student, he held a full-time externship for a federal appellate judge. For Borenstein, this kind of practical experience will make all the difference when he enters the "real world" after graduation.

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    Priscilla Ocen Focuses on Underrepresented Groups

    Associate Professor Priscilla Ocen joined the Loyola faculty in fall 2012, bringing a critical perspective on the plight of minority groups in the criminal justice system. Ocen teaches Criminal Law and, in the spring 2012 semester, debuted the class Critical Race Theory.

  • Prof. Lapp: Where Immigration and Criminal Law Collide

    Kevin Lapp joins the Loyola Law School faculty as an associate professor after serving as an acting assistant professor at the New York University School of Law. He is an expert on the intersection of immigration and criminal law with a focus on juveniles. His most recent law review article, “Reforming the Good Moral Character Requirement for U.S. Citizens,” appeared in the Indiana Law Journal. Lapp’s work has also appeared in the New York University Review of Law and Social Change and the North Carolina Law Review Addendum.

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    Commencement 2013 speeches focus on camaraderie

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles hosted its Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremony at 12 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. During the ceremony, juris doctor (JD), 3-Year Joint JD/LLM, JD/MBA and Tax LLM degrees were conferred on candidates. The keynote speaker was alumnus Patrick Kelly ’69, Western Region managing partner at Wilson Elser and president of the California State Bar. The grand marshal was John J. Collins '61, former chair, Collins, Collins, Muir + Stewart LLP. The student speakers were Ariande Giannis (day) and Mark Gilfix (evening).

  • Preview Day: Welcoming Admitted Students to Loyola

    Loyola's Preview Day offers admitted students the opportunity to spend a half-day on campus attending mock classes, student panels, campus tours and the “Taste of L.A.” reception. More than 40 student organizations greeted students and discussed the many ways to get involved on campus.

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    To Solve Problem of Inadequate Juvenile Representation, Prof. Yamashiro Does the Math

    When Cyn Yamashiro ‘93 launched Loyola’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP) eight years ago, he knew that simply identifying a problem in the juvenile justice system wasn’t enough to effect change – he had to prove it. He undertook a nearly six-year study to determine whether contract panel attorneys behave differently than public defenders in juvenile courts, and if so, whether or not that makes a difference. After analyzing approximately 4,000 individual cases, the answer was a resounding “yes."

  • Thomas Johns' Legal Career Takes Flight in the Evening Program

    After a 10-year career as a pilot, Thomas Johns '13 needed a change.  He realized that a career in law was the fresh start he was looking for and it could incorporate his passion for aviation.  The evening program attracted him for many reasons.  The program's flexible course schedule allows him to stack his classes so he can take care of his three young children during the day while his wife works full-time.  

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    Bob Myers: General Manager for the Golden State Warriors

    Imagine this: Your office is connected to a basketball arena, you spend a good portion of your day discussing professional sports, and you get to do it all in your hometown. For many, this might sound like a dream. But for Bob Myers, the recently appointed general manager of the Golden State Warriors, it is reality.

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    The Many Hats of Richard Pink

    Much like the hot dogs sold at the famous stand bearing his name, there are many varieties of Richard Pink.

    Some know him as the co-owner of Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs. Others know him as the West Coast managing director of Clarion Partners, a real estate investment management company. Pink wears many hats, and that’s by design. Early in his career, he saw the value of life experience. And he has been relishing it ever since.

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    Gloria Curiel: Giving Back to the Community

    Gloria Curiel has long appreciated the challenges faced by immigrants. Raised by parents who emigrated from Mexico to California to start a new life, she witnessed firsthand the difficulties presented by a language barrier and complex legislation. She realized that vital information on immigration law is not always accessible to the people it impacts most. And Curiel sought to remedy that through public advocacy.

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    National Law Journal lists Loyola Law School in its annual 'Go-To Law Schools' Feature

    The National Law Journal ranked Loyola Law School among its 50 "Go-To Law Schools" in key categories. Loyola ranked No. 39  for the number of its Class of 2012 alumni who became first-year associates at National Law Journal 250 firms. Additionally, it ranked No. 27 for the number of associates promoted to partner at those firms in 2012.  Only two other California law schools ranked higher.

  • New Faculty Profile: Business Law Professor Elizabeth Pollman

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Pollman joined the Loyola faculty in the 2012-2013 school year from Stanford Law School, where she served as a teaching fellow with the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance since 2009. Pollman’s scholarship examines various topics in business law, particularly corporate rights and the legal consequences of corporate identity. Prior to joining the Loyola Law School faculty, Pollman was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Her diverse practice experience includes corporate transactional and litigation work. 

     

  • If it Involves a Vote, it Involves Jessica Levinson

    “I think about what is angering me the most,” says Jessica Levinson on how she decides to select topics for scholarship and opinion pieces. The prolific election and campaign-finance expert has weighed in on some of the most important legal aspects of the political process in a wide array of media.

  • International Human Rights Clinic: Experience on a World Stage

    Students in the International Human Rights Clinic tackle real issues occurring all over the globe and serve as a lifeline to victims of oppression. Professor and Clinic Adviser Cesare Romano works with his students to develop amicus briefs and communications to send to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights.  In the past year, the clinic has provided legal advocacy to people in Ecuador, Jamaica and Haiti.  

  • For Alumnus Patrick Kelly '69, Public Service Takes Center Stage

    Patrick Kelly feels strongly enough about giving back through legal service that he was willing to forego a life playing guitar for well-known musical groups to pursue it. Instead, he made public service a through line of his long legal career and a campaign platform in his recent successful run for president of the California State Bar.

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