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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (Loyola Marymount University)

Overview

The Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Victor Gold

Dean, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

" Ensuring that a law degree remains a good investment for our graduates is our biggest challenge. To meet it, Loyola has made more changes to its academic program and its administrative structure over the last five years than we saw in the preceding 25 years. ..."

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"A Hub of Downtown Legal Activity"

Students and alumni of Loyola Law describe their experiences and the advantages of attending law school in Los Angeles.



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The Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Roman Silberfeld

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi; Loyola Law Los Angeles Alum

"I was born in Germany and my family came to the USA when I was seven. My mother encouraged me to be a lawyer because being a lawyer was an honored profession in Europe in the ’50s. ..."

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The Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Perrie Weiner

DLA Piper, Loyola Law Los Angeles Alum

"The more I explain the process to new clients and hear myself speak, the more I've come to realize how truly invasive and burdensome the U.S. litigation process is. Too many lawyers lack the necessary empathy. ..."

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The Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Nancy Warren

JAMS Resolution Experts, Loyola Law Los Angeles Alum

"The biggest misconception about arbitration that I see is the notion that arbitrators usually “split the baby,” giving each side some victory in the case. ..."

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The Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Christine Spagnoli

Greene Broillet & Wheeler; Loyola Law Los Angeles Alum

"When I was younger and trying the types of cases where you didn’t typically see women, it seemed as though women were not taken seriously such as understanding the engineering issues in car cases. I often feel that we are underestimated and I think that is an advantage."

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The Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Kirk Pasich and Sandra Smith Thayer

Dickstein Shapiro; Loyola Law Los Angeles Alum (Pasich)

"When I was a junior associate, I didn’t like my case mix or the types of experience I was getting. I had the chance to move to a major insurance coverage case ... I ended up arguing more than 100 times, typically against partners from other firms. It was a great experience."

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The Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight

Q&A with Stephen Garcia

The Garcia Law Firm; Loyola Law Los Angeles Alum

"I think the class actions in California have had the greatest impact. I don’t think there’s any doubt. I don’t think the other states have a full understanding or appreciation of the depth of the problem of elder abuse."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
41%
Number students applying:
3,712
Number students accepted:
1,528
First-year attrition rate:
12%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
161
Median:
159
25th percentile:
156

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.62
Median:
3.47
25th percentile:
3.21

Financial Profile

$78,000,000
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $47,750 $31,975
Non-resident $47,750 $31,975
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus 0
Off Campus $29,350                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
1,095
Number students enrolled full-time:
900
Number students enrolled part-time:
194
Number of first-year students:
312

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
41%
% Women students:
54%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
17%
% Minority students:
40%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
% of students involved in law journals:
29%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
20
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Juvenile Justice Clinic, Home Base Immigration Clinic, Disability Rights, Employment Rights Clinic, Business Law Practicum, Entertainment Law Practicum, Fashion Law Clinic, Real Estate Transactions Practicum, Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic, Project for the Innocent, International Human Rights Clinic, IRS Small Case Tax Clinic, State Income Tax Clinic, Sales and Use Tax Clinic, Veterans' Benefits Practicum, Collaborative Law Clinic, Health Law Practicum, Consumer Debt Options Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
19%
% of students in field placements:
53%
% of students in simulation courses:
111%

Curriculum Strengths

Trial Skills and Litigation,
Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Tax,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property,
Public Interest Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 61% 240
National Employment Rate 2013 51% 197
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 93% 300
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 1% 4
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 1% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer CA 96% 306
State 2nd Largest Employer TX 1% 3
State 3rd Largest Employer UT 1% 2

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0.6%
Law Firm 2-10
21.1%
Law Firm 11-25
8.2%
Law Firm 26-50
5.7%
Law Firm 51-100
1.9%
Law Firm 101-250
2.5%
Law Firm 251-500
1.6%
Law Firm 501+
8.2%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
12.6%
Government
4.4%
Public Interest / Service
2.5%
Clerkships Federal
3.5%
Clerkships State / Local
0
Education / Academia
1.3%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 85% 71%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 77% 71%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 CA 82% 72%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Jesuit
Feeder School 1:
University of California - Los Angeles
Feeder School 2:
University of Southern California
Feeder School 3:
University of California - Berkeley

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Region:
Far West
Main Phone:
213-736-1000
Admissions Phone:
213-736-1074
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Victor
J.
Gold
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate Degree:
Fellow
School:
Wolfson College, Cambridge University, England
Director of Admissions:
Jannell
Roberts
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Loyola Marymount University
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Reputation Profile

Notable Alumni

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