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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA [By Heather Jung] In its 87-year history, Loyola Law School (LLS) has graduated some of the most well-known and respected attorneys of the 20 th and 21 st centuries: Gloria Allred (1974), Johnnie Cochran (1962), Mark Geragos (1982), and Robert Shapiro (1969), to name a few. Other famous LLS alumni include Diane Patrick (wife of Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and partner at Ropes & Gray, LLP), Joseph Battaglia (radio talk-show host), and Nick Pacheco (former member of the Los Angeles City Council).

Established in 1920, LLS was granted its ABA

According to the school’s career services

rights can study at the University for Peace.

accreditation in 1937 and was awarded a

office website, 375 of LLS’s 391 class of

Through the program in Bologna, Italy,

chapter of the Order of the Coif in 1990. While

2005 graduates reported employment. Of

students can take classes on comparative

it is not affiliated with Loyola University in

those 375, 61.1% went into private practice,

business organization, comparative torts,

Chicago or Loyola University in New Orleans,

20% went into business and industry, 11.3%

international arbitration, and international

the private Jesuit institution is named after St.

went into government, 5.1% went into

sales. This program is also co-sponsored

Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order of

public interest, 0.5% entered academia,

by Brooklyn Law School. Another program

Catholicism.

and 1.6% did not specify their whereabouts.

offered in Bologna is the International LL.M.

Average salaries ranged from $54,500 to

Program. Through their studies at the Alma

$125,000 per year.

Mater Studiorum-Universitá di Bologna,

LLS consistently ranks among the top law

students learn about a variety of international

institutions on all three of the most respected lists of law school rankings: the U.S. News

In addition to the traditional J.D., other

& World Report rankings, The Princeton Review rankings, and the Cooley rankings. Specific programs at LLS, such as the taxation program and the trial advocacy program, are also nationally recognized. Loyola is ranked fifth on The Princeton Review’s list of schools with the “Best Overall Academic Experience.”

academic options for students at LLS include

and comparative law topics.

a J.D./M.B.A. joint degree and an LL.M. in

The LLS campus was designed by the famous

Taxation. LLS is also proud to offer more

architect Frank Gehry, who also designed the

than 15 clinics and programs for students

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Walt

wishing to study specific aspects of the legal

Disney Concert Hall. For LLS, Gehry designed

arena. Available clinics and programs include

a series of modern buildings, at the heart

the Disability Rights Legal Center, the Sports

of which sits a central plaza. The campus

Law Institute, the Journalist Law School, the

is located in the Pico-Union district of Los

LLS was the first ABA-approved law school

Entertainment Law Practicum, and the Cancer

Angeles.

in California and among the first in the

Legal Resource Center. On the Net

country to require students to perform pro bono work prior to graduating. Each year,

LLS also offers several study-abroad

students devote more than 40,000 hours

options for students with a taste for foreign

Loyola Law School

of work to nonprofit organizations. Each

studies. Co-sponsored by Brooklyn Law

www.lls.edu

student is required to perform 40 hours of

School, the Summer in Beijing (China)

uncompensated pro bono work relating to

Program allows students to take courses

Los Angeles, CA

law. Among the programs and organizations

on international bankruptcy and participate

www.lacity.org

approved by LLS are California Lawyers for

in an international trade workshop. The

the Arts, the ACLU’s Gay and Lesbian Rights

second program available is the Summer in

The Life of St. Ignatius Loyola

Chapter, the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, the

Ciudad Colon (Costa Rica) Program. In this

www.luc.edu/jesuit/ignatius.bio.html

National Immigration Law Center, and the

program, students interested in international

Western Law Center for Disability Rights.

environmental law and international human

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