• 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.

  • Curricular Innovations Set Loyola Apart

    During the spring 2013 semester, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles expanded its curriculum to include a bevy of unique and first-time course offerings along with an expanded focus on emerging practice areas such as healthcare law. The school has achieved all this while managing to produce a high output of externship work and a record-number of clerkships.

  • Michelle Roberts '13 Takes the Lead

    After working as a journalist with the Associated Press for 10 years, Michelle Roberts found herself at a crossroads: pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer or give up on it all together.  So pick up and move to Los Angeles she did.  Once at Loyola, she realized that her background in journalism prepared her well for life in the courtroom. 

  • Loyola Students Receive Top Writing Honors

    Loyola students have capitalized on legal research and writing classes early in their legal careers by entering and winning prominent legal writing competitions. Nicholas Krebs '15 holds the title as the only first-year law student to ever be chosen as a finalist for the GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition.  In addition, Loyola students won the first and runner-up prizes in the State Bar of California Fall 2012 Tax Writing Competition.

  • The Home Base Immigration Clinic Provides Legal Service and Hope

    The Home Base Immigration Clinic (HBIC), was established by two alumnae who sought to help underserved communities in East Los Angeles.  They discovered that immigrants face great obstacles once they have entered the criminal system, such as the inability to obtain legal services that they’re entitled to receive. Their cause gained support from Loyola faculty and the legal community which made the clinic a reality. Today, the HBIC provides legal services to immigrants with criminal convictions and seeks to educate Angelenos most vulnerable to deportation. 

  • With Immigrant Advocacy, Prof. Kim's Scholarship Speaks Volumes

    Professor Kathleen Kim realized her passion for immigrant advocacy as the child of first-generation immigrants from South Korea. She desired to put this passion into action while working with migrant workers as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. “They would come there every season from Mexico,” Kim said, noting that she saw “what appeared to be pretty horrendous working conditions.”

  • Loyola alumni lead on 2013 list of Southern California Super Lawyers

    Once again, Loyola alumni score top marks in the 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers. For the second year in a row Loyola eclipses the “Top 100” list with 22 alums, more than any other school. But the distinction doesn’t stop there, Loyola also ranks number one in the “Top 50 Women” category with 13 alumnae recognized. LLS was the only school in the double digits on this list.  Furthermore, the Law School claims five alums in the Orange County Top 50 and two in the coveted Top 10 list.

     

  • Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic

    Loyola Launches Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic

    Those convicted as juveniles for crimes they did not commit—or those serving excessive sentences for their juvenile convictions—now have a new ally: Loyola’s recently launched Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic.

    The clinic’s mission is twofold: pursue claims of actual innocence and seek to reduce the prison terms of clients sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. To be eligible for the clinic’s assistance, a defendant must have been convicted in Los Angeles County, but may be serving time anywhere.

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