Loyola Law School

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Loyola Law School
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Motto Ad maiorem Dei gloriam – Tua Luce Dirige
(For the greater glory of God – direct us by thy light)
Parent school Loyola Marymount University
Established1920 [1] (1865)
School type Private, Roman Catholic
Parent endowment$432.6 million (as of 2015)
Dean Michael Waterstone
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Enrollment940 [2]
Faculty135 [2]
USNWR ranking72nd (2021) [3]
Bar pass rate88% (July 2020 1st time takers) [4]
Website www.lls.edu
ABA profile Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Law School is the law school of Loyola Marymount University, a private Catholic university in Los Angeles, California. Loyola was established in 1920.

Contents

Academics

Degrees offered include the Juris Doctor (JD); Master of Science in Legal Studies (MLS); Master of Laws (LLM); Master of Laws in Taxation; Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA); and Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD). [5] Loyola has been an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school since 1935. [6] It is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). [7]

U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola Law School 72nd in its "America's Best Graduate Schools 2021" feature. [1]

Loyola Law School's campus is located just west of downtown Los Angeles. It consists of an open central plaza surrounded by several contemporary buildings designed by Frank Gehry. [8] Its library has a collection of nearly 560,000 volumes. [9]

Bar passage rate

Loyola's first-time takers of the 2020 California Bar Exam passed at a rate of 88%, vs. the 77% rate for ABA-approved law schools. [10]

Post-graduation employment

Class of 2018

According to Loyola's official ABA-required disclosures for the class of 2018, 90% of graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation. About 85% were employed in full-time, long-term, bar-admission-required or JD-advantage jobs. [11]

ABA employment summary for 2018 graduates [12]
Employment StatusPercentage
Employed – Bar Passage Required or JD Advantage
87.1%
Employed – Bar Passage Required
77.1%
Employed – J.D. Advantage
10%
Employed – Professional Position
.4%
Employed – Non-Professional Position
1.4%
Employed – Law School/University funded
1.4%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time
.4%
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred
0.4%
Unemployed – Not Seeking
1.8%
Unemployed – Seeking
6.8%
Employment Status Unknown
0.4%
Total of 280 graduates

Class of 2017

According to Loyola's official ABA-required disclosures for the class of 2017, 87% of graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation. About 70% were employed in full-time, long-term, bar-admission-required or JD-advantage jobs. [11]

ABA employment summary for 2017 graduates [13]
Employment StatusPercentage
Employed – Bar Passage Required or JD Advantage)
83.94%
Employed – Bar Passage Required
70.23%
Employed – J.D. Advantage
13.71%
Employed – Professional Position
1.0%
Employed – Non-Professional Position
0.33%
Employed – Undeterminable
0.33%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time
0.33%
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred
1.34%
Unemployed – Not Seeking
0.0%
Unemployed – Seeking
11.37%
Employment Status Unknown
0.0%
Total of 299 graduates

Class of 2016

According to Loyola's official ABA-required disclosures for the class of 2016, 83% of graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation. About 72% were employed in full-time, long-term, bar-admission-required or JD-advantage jobs. [14] The National Association for Law Placement created the term "JD Advantage" to "describe a category of jobs for which bar passage is not required but for which a JD degree provides a distinct advantage." [15]

ABA employment summary for 2016 graduates [16]
Employment StatusPercentage
Employed – Bar Passage Required or JD Advantage
77.8%
Employed – Bar Passage Required
63.2%
Employed – J.D. Advantage
14.6%
Employed – Professional Position
1.97%
Employed – Non-Professional Position
1.40%
Employed – Undeterminable
0.0%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time
0.56%
Unemployed – Start Date Deferred
0.56%
Unemployed – Not Seeking
1.40%
Unemployed – Seeking
12.4%
Employment Status Unknown
1.96%
Total of 356 graduates

Classes prior to 2016

According to Loyola's official ABA-required disclosures for the class of 2015, 87.7% of graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation. About 79.5% were employed in full-time, long-term, bar-admission-required or JD-advantage jobs. [17]

According to Loyola's official ABA-required disclosures for the class of 2014, 81.06% of graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation. About 71% were employed in full-time, long-term, bar-admission-required or JD-advantage jobs. [18]

According to Loyola's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 50.1% of the class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation (excluding solo practitioners). [19]

Costs

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Loyola Law School for the 2018–19 academic year is $89,326. [20] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $340,071. [20]

Programs and clinics

Loyola's clinics

Loyola Law School's 21 clinics include:

Other programs

Law reviews

Loyola currently has three student-run and edited law reviews:

Trial advocacy and moot court

Loyola's trial advocacy and moot court programs are ranked No. 4 nationally by U.S. News & World Report's "2020 Best Graduate Schools" rankings. [44]

Study-abroad programs

Loyola offers study-abroad programs for J.D. students in Beijing, China, and Bologna, Italy.[ citation needed ]

Notable Loyola Law people

Faculty

Former faculty

Staff

Former staff

  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 8th President of Sri Lanka, who formerly worked at Loyola Law as a systems integrator and Unix Solaris administrator.

Alumni

Attorneys and activists

Judiciary

Political figures

Other distinguished alumni

See also

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