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MARÍA PABÓN LÓPEZ Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Distinguished Professor of Law

First, Loyola offers both a common law curriculum designed to prepare students for practice outside of Louisiana and a complete civil law curriculum designed to prepare students for practice in Louisiana. Our highly qualified faculty publish and lecture regularly on topics related to both the common law and civil law. This dual curriculum emphasis gives our students a special vantage point to appreciate legal systems across the world.

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN We welcome your interest in Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. We believe the College of Law is a special place. We are small enough to provide a welcoming, personal environment focused on the intellectual growth and well-being of each student. Yet through our remarkably diverse and talented faculty and staff, we also provide a breadth and depth of educational experiences to rival the top law schools in the United States. Moreover, we believe the College of Law is unique in several ways.

Next, we believe Loyola is unique in its approach to holistic education, rooted in Loyola’s Jesuit tradition. We have a commitment to educating the whole law student and equipping each student with all of the skills and competencies necessary to be a functioning and confident professional on the day of graduation. Our Skills program is one of the oldest in the United States and continues to offer a wide variety of skills-based classes that provide students with knowledge about the law in practice. In addition, our nationally acclaimed Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, staffed by eight full-time clinical faculty, annually enrolls approximately 90 students in year-long, live-client clinical seminars that provide unparalleled practical training to students in fields as diverse as criminal defense and prosecution, immigration, family law, community justice, workplace justice, and civil rights. Third, Loyola is extremely proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice, also grounded in our university’s Jesuit tradition.

Our clinic regularly serves indigent individuals and households and promotes the ideals of social justice on a community-wide level. Many students, faculty, and staff also regularly engage in pro-bono public service activities organized through the College of Law, such as our VITA income tax counseling clinic. In their courses and scholarship, our students and faculty constantly inquire how the law can be a force for positive social change. Our location in New Orleans provides our students with a unique opportunity to become directly involved in the regeneration of one of America’s most interesting, most diverse, and now most dynamic cities. Finally, the College of Law has long been committed to providing our students with an understanding of the law’s role in the global community. Today’s lawyer can no longer be content to understand just one state or country’s legal system. To assist clients in our globally interconnected world, today’s lawyer must understand how the law functions in many different jurisdictions, societies, and cultures. At Loyola, students can acquire this global understanding through our study abroad programs, through our rich international and comparative law course offerings, and through our faculty’s wide ranging scholarship in international and comparative law. The study of law is an exciting and dynamic endeavor. We hope you will join our legal community here at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law as you begin your career in the law.


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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS Incorporated in 1912 in New Orleans, Louisiana, by the Jesuits of the New Orleans Province, Loyola University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. A medium-sized university with a total enrollment of approximately 5,200 students, Loyola offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs, four pre-professional programs, and nine graduate programs, in addition to the Juris Doctor degree. Loyola University has two campuses, both located approximately five miles from the historic French Quarter. The 20-acre main campus, in the heart of the Uptown residential community, faces Audubon Park. The 4.2-acre Broadway campus is home to the College of Law. COLLEGE OF LAW


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THE COLLEGE OF LAW Loyola University College of Law was established in 1914. In 1931, the College of Law received the approval of the American Bar Association and in 1934 became a member of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2007, the College of Law completed a new four-story, 16,000-square-foot addition to the main law school building, which increased the number of classrooms, office spaces, and library space. The main law school building now houses 13 classrooms, a mock trial room, an appellate panel theater, our 50,000-square-foot Law Library that contains more than 370,000 volumes, and faculty and staff offices. In 2010, the College of Law opened a new building on Broadway Street to host the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. This building includes several new classrooms, many new conference rooms, interview rooms, and a large student research center. The College of Law Broadway Building also houses the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center; the Career Development and Law Practice Center, which offers interview rooms, video conferencing capabilities, a student lounge, and four dedicated career counselors; and the Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning. In the fall of 2012, the College of Law population included approximately 750 students from more than 30 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and several foreign countries. The majority of students enroll in one of our daytime divisions, but every year the College of Law also offers an evening division. The College of Law’s faculty consists of 38 full-time faculty devoted to teaching and scholarship, eight full-time clinical faculty members who supervise small clinical seminars (typically comprised of no more than 10 students), five Westerfield Fellows who teach Legal Research and Writing and Moot Court, and four full-time instructors in our Academic Support department who provide additional instruction and tutoring in legal analysis and legal reasoning. In addition, Loyola has many committed adjunct faculty who combine teaching with active practices outside the law school.

ROBERT WILKIE, J.D. ’88 Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, CH2M HILL, Arlington, Virginia

“Loyola has been a part of my family for more than 50 years. It is like New Orleans, a place you can never leave or forget. The traditions, the discipline, and the collegiality of the Loyola community set it apart from other choices an aspiring lawyer can make. There is a spirit here that stays with you for a lifetime.”

LAW IN NEW ORLEANS New Orleans has a vibrant legal community. A number of regional and national firms have offices in New Orleans, as do many large, medium, and boutique law firms based in Louisiana. New Orleans is also a major center for the federal and state judicial systems. At the state level, it is the home of the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and numerous district courts with civil and criminal jurisdiction. At the federal level, it is the home of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, as well as various federal administrative courts. Numerous federal and state agencies also have legal offices in New Orleans, as do many corporations of all sizes.




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Our common law program features course requirements and course offerings similar to those found in any other law school in the United States. This program is suited for students who know they want to work in a state other than Louisiana.

Loyola University New Orleans offers two basic curricular programs.

Students who enroll in our civil law program take a number of specialized courses that focus on the civil law tradition in Louisiana in areas like Property, Obligations, Successions and Donations, and Sales and Leases. Civil law students, however, also take courses that focus on national subjects such as Federal Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Evidence, just like students in the common law program. Students who plan to work in Louisiana should generally choose the civil law program.

PART-TIME OPTIONS Loyola offers three part-time options. Students who enroll in the part-time evening program follow the civil law curriculum but pursue it over four years rather than three years. Students may also enroll in a part-time civil law day and part-time common law day program. These options also allow students to complete a degree over four years, but give students the flexibility to take classes during the day in either the civil law or common law track.

Students may also pursue Certificates in Civil or Common Law in the area other than their primary field of study. Certificates are like minors and allow students to demonstrate basic competency in the area outside of their major program of study. 4


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Obligations 1 (Civil Law) or Contracts I (Common Law) ......................................3 Civil Law Property I or Common Law Property I ....................................3 Torts I.......................................................................3 Civil Procedure I ......................................................3 Criminal Law ............................................................2 Legal Research and Writing.....................................2 TOTAL HOURS ......................................................16



Constitutional Law ...................................................4 Successions (Civil Law) or Trusts and Estates (Common Law) .....................3 Evidence ..................................................................3 Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses ..............5 or 6



Donations and Trusts (Civil Law)..............................3


Business Organizations I..........................................3

Obligations II (Civil Law) or Contracts II (Common Law)................................3

Sales and Leases (Civil Law).....................................3

Civil Law Property II or Common Law Property II.........................................3 Torts II......................................................................2 Civil Procedure II .....................................................3

Attorney, Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, New Orleans, Louisiana

TOTAL HOURS.............................................15 or 16

Constitutional Criminal Procedure ..........................3 SPRING SEMESTER


Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses ..............3 or 9 TOTAL HOURS.............................................16 or 18


Moot Court ..............................................................2



Legal Profession ......................................................2

Law and Poverty ......................................................2

TOTAL HOURS ......................................................15

Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses ..........12 or 14 TOTAL HOURS.............................................14 or 16 SPRING SEMESTER


Electives .......................................................14 or 16

“The evening program at Loyola has provided me with an experience that is best described as balanced. The academic program is extremely challenging and competitive, but Loyola’s faculty and staff strive to provide flexibility and support that have afforded me the opportunity to maintain a full-time career as a software developer and enjoy time with my wife and two children. Similarly, I have found that the night program also balances the inherent competitiveness of law school with an Ignatian sense of service that creates a spirit of cooperation among the students that is unique to Loyola.”

In addition to the required courses listed here, all students must take one of six courses that provide a philosophical and historical perspective on the law. Students must also satisfy a writing requirement. Furthermore, students must satisfy the requirements of the Law Skills and Experiential Learning Program in order to graduate (see the next page). All students are required to carry the full academic load listed for their respective curricula during the first year of study. COLLEGE OF LAW


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LAW SKILLS AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING In 1985, the faculty of Loyola College of Law adopted one of the most unique and far-reaching Professional Lawyering Skills programs in the country. Today skills training takes place under the auspices of our newly reorganized Law Skills and Experiential Learning program. Recognizing that “hands-on, learn-bydoing” opportunities to develop the future practitioner’s skills are as important as the traditional academic studies, this program offers specialized courses taught by practicing attorneys and active judges from across the state. Currently, more than 100 members of the bench and bar teach in the Law Skills and Experiential Learning curriculum. A wide variety of courses are offered in areas as diverse as Social Security law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, handling the criminal case, and alternative dispute resolution. Students work on the fine points of drafting effective documents and pleadings, learn about electronic discovery and deposition techniques, and are introduced to specialized research tools. Seniors are also eligible to pursue an intensive trial advocacy training program to hone courtroom skills under the watchful eyes of attorneys and judges.

EXTERNSHIPS In addition to skills courses, students may also apply for an externship through the Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning. Externships allow students to work “in the field” under the supervision of a judge or lawyer. Placements include both federal and state court, prosecution and defense offices, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Labor, and other non-profit agencies such as environmental protection groups. If you have a particular interest in an area of law, the office will assist you in finding a specialized placement.



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JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: • 90 hours • Six full-time semesters in residence for full-time students • Eight semesters for part-time students MAXIMUM time allowed for completion of the degree by all students is five consecutive academic years of resident law study.

SUMMER SCHOOL A limited number of courses are offered each summer in an eight-week session. The summer session is open to upper-division students, including those in good standing from other law schools.


JOINT DEGREE OPTIONS The College of Law offers three joint degree programs: • Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) • Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) with the University of New Orleans • Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) with the University of New Orleans

Applicants for all joint degree programs must apply separately to the College of Law and to either the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business or to the University of New Orleans College of Urban and Public Affairs and be accepted individually to each program. The schools together will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the combined program. For further information about the J.D./M.B.A., contact the College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., Box 15, New Orleans, LA 70118, (504) 864-7965, or visit For further information on the J.D./M.U.R.P. or J.D./M.P.A., please contact the Graduate Coordinator, CUPA, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, (504) 280-1155 or visit



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The College of Law’s Career Development and Law Practice Center partners with students to assist them in developing a focused and defined career path. The center recognizes that each student has individual needs and is dedicated to working side-by-side with each student to accomplish his/her career goals. The need to plan carefully and to conduct a well-structured employment campaign is critical in view of the very competitive legal job market.

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center was named in memory of a distinguished member of the United States House of Representatives and a prominent Louisiana attorney who was committed to excellence in legal services. Gillis Long exemplified Loyola’s commitment to the community and social justice. Founded in 1985, the center allows the College of Law to provide services both within and beyond the boundaries of the greater metropolitan New Orleans area. Activities sponsored or founded by the center include the Summer Internship Program, the Tax Free Loan Forgiveness Program, the Pro Bono Program, Public Service Awards, and a Distinguished Speaker series. It has also assisted the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law and the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice is a fully functioning legal clinic that allows third-year law students the opportunity to represent indigent clients under the supervision of experienced attorneys. The clinic complements and builds upon the first two years of traditional legal education. Clinic students participate in interviewing, counseling, research, writing, drafting pleadings and appeals, negotiating, mediating, arguing before judges and juries, and appearing in court to examine and cross-examine witnesses. Clinic students practice in many areas of the law, including civil rights, criminal defense and prosecution, family law, immigration law, and workforce and community justice.

The center’s professional staff is well-versed in the opportunities available to law students, whether in the private sector, with the government, or with a non-profit organization. The center offers a variety of services, ranging from individual counseling to resume drafting to working with students to obtain meaningful clerkships. Throughout the academic year, the center sponsors career-related events such as workshops on preparing for a summer clerkship, informational sessions with solo practitioners, and lectures by members of the judiciary and employees of the U.S. Department of State. Whatever your interests may be, the College of Law’s Career Development and Law Practice Center is here to support you in your career development efforts. For more information, please visit


Stuart H. Smith, a 1986 Loyola University New Orleans College of Law graduate, has built a career seeking justice for his clients and shining a light on environmental issues. His firm, Smith Stag, L.L.C., which he started with Loyola alumnus Michael Stag, is a plaintiff-oriented, environmental and toxic tort law firm based in New Orleans. Smith’s career has been focused on bringing companies that have poisoned people or the environment to justice. His firm has settled or tried dozens of property damage and personal injury cases and represented thousands of clients injured by toxic chemical or defective products.


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The College of Law’s Moot Court program gives students an opportunity to participate in intercollegiate competitions to sharpen their appellate argument skills and brief writing skills. One of the most demanding and respected moot court programs in legal education, Loyola’s moot court teams have won and placed highly in numerous regional, national, and international competitions.

The Loyola Maritime Law Journal provides a venue for research and writing by students, faculty, and practitioners in the field of maritime law. Editorial board members are selected annually from the editorial staff. Students who have completed all requirements of the first year of the full- or parttime curriculums and who are in the top third of their respective programs are invited to apply for candidacy for journal membership.

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

LOYOLA LAW REVIEW The Loyola Law Review is a scholarly legal journal published quarterly by the student editors, members, and candidates on Law Review. It was first published in 1920 as the Loyola Law Journal and has been published continuously as the Loyola Law Review since 1941. The Loyola Law Review has more than 800 subscribers nationally and abroad and regularly features articles by nationally and internationally recognized scholars.

LOYOLA JOURNAL OF PUBLIC INTEREST LAW The Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law is one of only two law journals in the nation that is devoted to issues faced by the poor, children, the elderly, and all others who are unable to afford legal representation. It is published by qualified students chosen to participate in the editing of the journal.


Association of Women Law Students Black Law Students Association Criminal Law Society Delta Theta Phi Environmental Law Society Federalist Law Society Hispanic Law Student Association Intellectual Property Law Society


International Law Society

The Student Bar Association, organized in 1952, is the College of Law’s leading student organization. It is comprised of all students enrolled in the day and evening programs of the law school and governed under a constitution adopted by the students. Its purpose is to promote closer unity among all students and to foster mutual cooperation and understanding between the law student body, the law faculty, and the legal profession. The Student Bar Association is a member of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.

Lambda Law Alliance Maritime Law Society Public Interest Law Group (PILG) National Lawyers Guild Phi Alpha Delta Phi Delta Phi Real Estate Law Society Sports and Entertainment Law Society St. Thomas More Law Society Tax Law Society Veterans Advocacy Law Society



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CASSANDRA M. CHANDLER, J.D. ’84 Assistant Director of Training, 2002 – 2005 F.B.I. Special Agent in Charge, 2005 – 2007 Norfolk, Virginia

The law library’s collection of approximately 371,000 volumes and microform equivalents supports the curriculum and research needs of the College of Law faculty and students. Its working collection includes source materials and finding tools for all federal and state jurisdictions. The research collection contains legal authorities of law of the United States on federal and state levels, international law, regional law, comparative law, and of law of individual foreign countries, as well as materials dealing with law-related subjects. The microform collection, augmenting the printed resources, includes records and briefs filed before the Supreme Court of the United States, federal laws and regulations, and state laws and court decisions.

“My education at Loyola University was global and complete. It was more than just educators providing instruction from books—it was professors and staff who encouraged the development of the whole person, including our ethics and values through their individual participation in our development.”

Due to the civil law tradition of Louisiana, the law library collects substantial materials on French, Quebecois, and Scottish law. The library is a U.S. government documents depository and a depository of Louisiana state documents, as well as WTO documents. The entire collection is integrated and organized according to jurisdictional, research, and subject matter relationships. In addition to conventional resources, the library has extensive computer facilities in place to access information outside the confines of the library. These include the Online Catalog Library Center service, which permits the library to access a national bibliographic database of more than 10 million publications, as well as LEXIS and WESTLAW services. The law library houses remote-controlled viewing/listening rooms, computerized legal research rooms, six group study rooms, seven audiovisual rooms, and two student computer labs equipped with personal computers on a network and the most up-to-date versions of word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software.



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A GLOBAL EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE WORLD The comparative and international law programs at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law reflect Louisiana’s unique status as a mixed civil law and common law jurisdiction. Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has developed a number of exciting and innovative programs in the area of comparative and international law. Students attending Loyola have the opportunity to specialize in either the common law or the civil law. Courses at Loyola frequently employ a comparative law approach, exposing students to both civil law and common law influences. Students may also pursue special certification in the areas of comparative and international law. Loyola offers a number of exciting opportunities for summer study abroad. Loyola students are also afforded the opportunity to study with distinguished visiting professors from abroad, as well as participate in international moot court competitions around the world.

THE CERTIFICATE IN CIVIL LAW AND COMMON LAW STUDIES Students enrolled in our common law curriculum who successfully complete a prescribed course of civil law studies, in addition to their prescribed common law courses, can receive a Certificate in Civil Law Studies. This certificate evidences and certifies a foundational knowledge of the substantive law of the civil law legal system. Students in the civil law curriculum may elect to pursue a similar Certificate in Common Law Studies.




Loyola’s Certificate in International Legal Studies is designed to help prepare law students for professional careers in the emerging global economy. A student choosing to complete the requirements for this certificate acquires an understanding of the conceptual framework of the international legal order, and receives a special certificate at graduation.

The Michealle Wynne Visiting International Scholar is invited to the College of Law’s New Orleans campus during the academic year for a two-week period to teach a one-credit seminar or minicourse in current issues of international law, as well as to reside and participate in the academic life of the law school community. Previous Wynne Visitors include Professor Giancarlo Guarino (University of Naples); Professor Joel Monéger (University ParisDauphine); Timothy O’Brien (ABC News Supreme Court Reporter); Dean Peter Klik (University of Rotterdam); and Professor Johannes Michael Rainer (Universitat Salzburg).

LL.M. IN UNITED STATES LAW In 2007, Loyola initiated the LL.M. in United States Law. This 24-credit-hour degree is primarily designed for lawyers who have obtained their first degree in law from a law school in a civil law country. Through this degree program, foreign lawyers can become familiar with common law concepts and aspects of American public and private law, enhancing their ability to practice and interact with U.S. lawyers, businessmen, government officials, or other legal institutions. The degree will normally be completed in one academic year (two semesters), but students may take longer if they wish with the permission of the director. For more information, go to or call (504) 861-5575.

CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Students in their second and third years may elect to specialize in environmental law by earning a Certificate in Environmental Law. This certificate program is designed to recognize students who commit themselves to this fascinating and challenging area of study. Students who seek this certificate must take 13 credit hours and choose from a variety of courses and satisfy a writing requirement.

CERTIFICATE IN TAX LAW Students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Tax Law upon successful completion of 12 credits of taxation classes and completing 50 hours (over two filing seasons) of volunteer work for the VITA program, which also satisfies the Law and Poverty requirement. 13

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FOREIGN SUMMER PROGRAMS Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s emphasis on comparative and international law has generated curricular innovation and numerous programs that offer students and faculty opportunities to study and develop expertise in this growing field. Loyola’s Summer Legal Studies programs are important components of Loyola College of Law’s international focus. Over the years, Loyola has sponsored foreign summer programs in a number of countries, including Austria, Brazil, Hungary, and Russia. These sessions offer a broad selection of comparative and international law courses with particular emphasis on those relevant to the host countries’ legal systems and cultures.




The University of Vienna School of Law is the site of Loyola’s largest foreign summer program. Several one-credit-hour seminars and one three-credit-hour comparative law course are taught by University of Vienna and Loyola College of Law faculty. Visits to government institutions and special lectures complement the law curriculum.

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in cooperation with the Law School of Moscow State University, is proud to sponsor an exciting threeweek summer law program in Moscow, Russia. The program provides law students with the opportunity to study law in a country whose legal, economic, social, and cultural foundations are undergoing a historic transition.

In conjunction with the Eötvös Loránd University College of Law, the Budapest Summer Legal Studies Program presents a two-week, two-course comparative law offering for students interested in the evolving political and legal landscape of Europe. Participants will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the dramatic evolution of this dynamic Eastern European country now that is has entered the European Union.

Students participate in the rich array of cultural offerings available in the imperial city of Vienna, both individually and in groups. This spectacular location and international environment enable the student to experience the impressive historical and cultural flavor of this great European capital. Side trips to Prague, Salzburg, and Venice enhance the weekends during the program.

Program participants will be introduced to the Russian legal system in transition through a series of lectures, receptions, and meetings with Russian judges, lawyers, and public officials, as well as tours of trial courts, appellate courts, and government buildings. A number of program participants secure summer internship positions with law firms, businesses, and law-reform organizations in Moscow for the remainder of the summer. Optional programs include a weekend in St. Petersburg during the White Nights Festival.

The comparative law curriculum is complemented with visits to key legal institutions in Budapest, including the Hungarian Supreme Court, the Parliament, and an international law firm.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Loyola is proud to offer this two-week, two-course program in association with the State University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Law. One of the major advantages of this program is that is allows students to attend a foreign summer session in Brazil and still be able to work for the entire summer. Home to some of the largest industries, law firms, banks, and universities in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the ideal location in which to study international and comparative law. Classroom instruction is enhanced by visits to one of Brazil’s leading law firms, courts in the Brazilian judiciary system, and the State University of Rio De Janeiro Faculty of Law.



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Warren E. Mouledoux Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1986, University of New Orleans (with distinction); J.D.,1989, Loyola University New Orleans


Assistant Professor of Law B.A., University of Sydney, 2000; LL.B. (First Class Honors), University of Sydney, 2003; LL.M. (Securities and Financial Regulation Law), Georgetown University Law Center, 2010.


Assistant Professor B.A., 1996 New York University (Phi Beta Kappa); M.P.A., 2001 Princeton University (with distinction); J.D., 2007, Yale University


Professor of Law B.A., 1970, J.D., 1970, Louisiana State University


Associate Professor of Law B.A., Yale University; M.A., University of Virginia; J.D., University of Virginia


Clinical Professor of Law B.S., 1971, Loyola University New Orleans; M.Ed., 1990, University of New Orleans; J.D., 1993, Loyola University New Orleans


Assistant Clinical Professor and Coordinator of Law Skills and Experiential Learning B.A., Loyola University New Orleans; J.D., Loyola University New Orleans



Westerfield Fellow J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School; Sc.B., Brown University; M.S., Lehigh University


Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1985, Rhodes College (cum laude); J.D., 1988, Tulane University (magna cum laude)





Assistant Clinical Professor M.A., 1998, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 2002, Seattle University Law School

Fanny Edith Winn Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., Duke University, 1990; J.D., Duke University, 1994


Westerfield Fellow B.A., 2003, Yale University; J.D., 2008, Yale University

William L. Crowe, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1973, Wesleyan University (Connecticut); M.A., 1975, Middlebury College; J.D., 1982, Tulane University




Professor of Law B.A., 1975, Yale University; B.A., 1980, M.A., 1985, Oxford University; J.D., 1981, Yale University


Judge John D. Wessel Distinguished Professor of Law Ph.D. (magna cum laude), 1989, PanthéonSorbonne University, France; Agrégation de droit public, 1994, France


Associate Professor of Law B.A., University of Virginia; J.D., Michigan University


Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Loyola Law Clinic A.A.S., 1979, Borough of Manhattan Community College; B.A.S., 1988, Loyola University New Orleans; J.D., 1996, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

Adams and Reese Distinguished Professor of Law II B.S., 1982, Mississippi State University; J.D., 1986, University of Mississippi; LL.M., 1990, Harvard University


John J. McAulay Distinguished Professor of Law A.B., 1970, Spring Hill College; J.D., 1978, University of Louisville; LL.M., 1981, Tulane University


Associate Professor B.A., Stanford University, 2000; M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 2006; J.D., Yale Law School, 2006

JAMES MARSHALL KLEBBA Victor H. Schiro Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1964, St. John’s University; J.D., 1967, Harvard University

Assistant Clinical Professor B.A., Tsuda College, 1985; J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 1993

Westerfield Fellow B.A., Boston College; J.D., Harvard Law School


Professor of Law B.A., 1977; J.D., 1980, Columbia University

REGINA LENNOX Westerfield Fellow B.A., Boston College; J.D., Duke University


Associate Professor of Law B.A., Shanghai International Studies University; M.A., University of Nevada, Reno; J.D., Boston University


Professor of Law A.B., 1962, Hunter College; J.D., 1967, Fordham University; LL.M., 1979, New York University (Taxation)


Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1985, Princeton University; J.D., 1989, University of Pennsylvania Law School


Leon Sarpy Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1970, Newcomb College of Tulane University (magna cum laude); J.D., 1973, Loyola University New Orleans LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS

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Associate Dean for Faculty Development and De Van D. Daggett, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1988, Haverford College (Phi Beta Kappa); M.F.A., 1991, Indiana University; J.D., 1995, Tulane University (magna cum laude)


Westerfield Fellow B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; J.D., Tulane University Law School


Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1977, Monash University (Australia); M.A., 1979, M.F.A., 1980, University of New Orleans; J.D., 1987, Tulane University


Assistant Clinical Professor of Law B.A., Louisiana State University 1991 (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa); J.D., 1994, Louisiana State University.


Jack Nelson Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1984, University of New Orleans; J.D., 1979, Tulane University


Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs and Philip and Eugenie Brooks Distinguished Professor of Law A.B., 1970 (magna cum laude), M.A., 1972, Saint Louis University; M.Div., 1977, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; J.D., 1981, University of MissouriKansas City (with distinction); LL.M., 1982, New York University



Associate Professor of Law B.A., 1969, University of Pittsburgh; J.D., 1973, Loyola University New Orleans; LL.M., 1980, New York University


Professor of Law Ph.D. in Law, Ludwig-Maximilians University; LL.M.(Common Law Studies), Georgetown; Second Legal State Examination, Munich Upper Court of Appeals; First Legal State Examination, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany


Janet Mary Riley Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Loyola Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center B.A., 1971, Purdue University; J.D., 1977, Loyola University New Orleans

RAPHAEL (RAY) J. RABALAIS, JR. Eleanor Legier Sarpy Distinguished Professor of Law A.B., 1968, Princeton University; M.A., 1974, Michigan State University; J.D., 1971, Harvard University


Associate Professor of Law B.A., 1992, University of Georgia; J.D., 1995, University of North Carolina


Associate Professor of Law B.S.N., 1980, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; J.D., 1988, University of Houston Law Center; LL.M., 1993, Tulane University


Assistant Clinical Professor B.A., B.S., University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign; J.D., Harvard Law School


Clinical Professor of Law B.A., 1981, University of New Orleans; J.D., 1984, Loyola University New Orleans


Associate Professor of Law B.A., 1997, University of Texas at Austin (with highest honors); J.D., 2000, Yale Law School


Associate Professor of Law B.A., 1996, Yale University; J.D., 1999, Columbia University


Jones Walker Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1977, Southeastern Louisiana University; J.D., 1980, Louisiana State University


Assistant Professor of Law B.A., Louisiana State University; J.D., Louisiana State University


Ted and Louana Frois Distinguished Professor for International Law Studies B.A., 1962, LL.B., 1964, Louisiana State University; LL.M., 1965, George Washington University


Adams and Reese Distinguished Professor of Civil Law B.A., 1971, University of New Orleans; J.D., 1985, Louisiana State University


Dean Marcel Garsaud, Jr., Distinguished Professor of law B.S., 1993, Louisiana State University; J.D., 1998, Loyola University New Orleans


Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law B.A. (summa cum laude), 1969, Arizona State University; M.A., 1971, Johns Hopkins University; J.D. (with honors), 1974, University of Iowa; M.LL., 1980, University of Denver


Henry F. Bonura, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law B.A., 1974, Antioch College; J.D., 1981, Temple University


Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law and Professor of Law A.B., 1986, Stanford University (with honors and distinction); J.D., 1989, Harvard Law School (cum laude)


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Loyola University College of Law seeks to admit applicants who will be successful and ethical students as well as competent lawyers in communities across this country. We are committed to creating a student body that embraces many perspectives and backgrounds. Each application is given a full file review. Prior academic performance and LSAT scores are considered in the evaluation process, along with many other factors.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: A complete application file consists of the following: •

A completed application submitted electronically through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website at

No application fee required

A current Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (a score is considered to be current if it was received no more than three years prior to the date of planned enrollment)

A complete Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report that includes all prior undergraduate transcripts provided by the LSAC to the College of Law admissions office

A personal statement

Letters of recommendation are not required but are encouraged. Applicants may submit up to three letters of recommendation. All documents should be sent electronically along with the submitted application form. To matriculate at the College of Law, all applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or have made progress towards three-fourths of a bachelor’s degree if applying for our Early Admission Program.


If an application cannot be submitted electronically through, please contact the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law admissions office at (504) 861-5575.

EARLY ADMIT PROGRAM Loyola’s Early Admit Program allows applicants who will have completed three-fourths of their undergraduate degree requirements to be admitted to the law school before graduation from their undergraduate institution. Acceptance to this program requires somewhat higher entering credentials than those of students enrolling in law school with a conferred undergraduate degree.


FORREST STANFORD Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid B.A., 1988, University of Minnesota; J.D., 1992, William Mitchell School of Law

“Thank you for taking the time to consider Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. We have tried to make the admission process as smooth as possible. Our primary goal is to make a thorough assessment of your achievements, life experiences and readiness for law school. Loyola seeks to enroll a well-qualified and diverse student body.”

Students beginning the study of law will be admitted only in the fall semester. Application processing begins each year on September 1. Although there is no application deadline, applicants are strongly urged to submit applications as early as possible. Applications completed by March 1 are generally given priority. Applications completed after this date will be processed on a space-available basis. It is advisable to submit an application no later than February 1.


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ADMISSION INFORMATION GRADUATE SCHOOL RECORDS Loyola will consider all graduate work pursued by an applicant. Official graduate transcripts may be submitted to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) to be included with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report or directly to the College of Law by the respective graduate school. Applicants should be advised that although LSAC will forward copies of the graduate transcripts to the College of Law, it will not compute grade point averages for any graduate material. The College of Law will not incorporate graduate work into the applicant’s cumulative academic average. Graduate study will be given weight only in addition to the undergraduate record and LSAT score.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS International applicants are required to take the LSAT and register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), unless they are licensed to practice law. All foreign transcripts sent to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) will be evaluated and processed through CAS. There is no additional fee for non-U.S. transcript evaluation; it is included in the standard CAS fee. In addition, all international applicants requiring F-1 or J-1 visas must submit an affidavit of support certifying the ability to fund one’s law school tuition and living expenses. Affidavits of support will be issued with the acceptance decision. All applicants requiring a visa are encouraged to apply as early as possible as there could be delays in visa processing.


TRANSFER OR ADVANCED STANDING ADMISSION A student who has pursued law study at another law school and wishes to apply for transfer or advanced standing admission must generally follow the same application procedure as an applicant for initial admission. For details of the transfer or advance standing admission process, please visit the College of Law’s website at or call the admissions office at (504) 861-5575.

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID Because of the uncertainty of the economy and budgetary projections, Loyola University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, or other charges printed herein. Tuition (2012 – 2013) All students ............................$1,302 per credit hour Full-time first-year students...........................$40,362 Part-time first-year students ..........................$27,342

STUDENT HOUSING The College of Law does not provide student housing through the university. Many apartments, however, are regularly available throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area and in close proximity to the College of Law. For information about housing options, please visit our website at

MEAL PLANS Any student, via contract on a semester basis, may participate in Loyola University’s voluntary meal program. Loyola offers a unique approach to food service. With the availability of our meal plans and the option of dining in any one of five on-campus restaurant facilities, the student will find convenience and variety an everyday reality. For more information, go to

Fees (2012 – 2013) For Beginning Students Application fee waived if applying through web site Acceptance Deposit (applicable to tuition)....$500 ($150 due by April 1, non-refundable; $350 due by May 1, refundable only until June 1) For All Students General Fees ..................................................$318 Publication Fee ................................$20 (Fall only) Information Technology Fee ..........................$225 Student Bar Association Fee .$150 (First year only) Contingent Fees Late Registration ..............................................$50 Late Payment..................................................$250 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS

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The College of Law Office of Financial Aid provides information for and administers all aid programs for the college. Loyola’s scholarship and financial aid policy is to furnish recognition to the superior student and necessary assistance to the needy. The university attempts at all times to match ability with need. In all instances where need is indicated, Loyola will use all resources available to provide sufficient funds to allow the student to attend. Loyola also attempts to reward academic achievement with appropriate scholarship awards.

FINANCIAL AID There are two kinds of financial aid for law school students: scholarships and loans. Dean’s scholarships are awarded to applicants with exceptional academic ability, based on the student’s undergraduate record and LSAT score. Accepted applicants possessing scholarship-eligible credentials will be advised by the Office of Law Admissions at the time of acceptance of their scholarship award. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as scholarship funds may be exhausted before all the seats are filled for the entering class. To confirm the granting of the scholarship, the applicant must comply with all provisions required by the Office of Law Admissions. Loans differ greatly from scholarships. Money to pay tuition, fees, and other costs associated with law school is loaned to a student and must be repaid. Repayment typically begins six months after graduation from law school or once enrollment ceases. There are two federal student loan opportunities.


The William D. Ford Direct Unsubsidized Loan may provide the student with up to $20,500 per year. The current interest rate is 6.8 percent. Interest accrues on the loan while the student is in school. Additional loan opportunities are available through the Federal Graduate Plus program at a 7.9 percent interest rate. For the Graduate Plus loan, approval is premised on a student’s credit. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program was established in 1991 by the Loyola Gillis Long Poverty Law Center. Many Loyola College of Law graduates devote their careers to public service work as advocates for traditionally underserved communities. Given a significant law school debt burden, such careers might not be feasible without some form of assistance. Tax-free loan repayment grants are provided to Loyola graduates who are working in qualified positions. This program is funded by the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Endowment and by private sources. Details about the Federal programs may be obtained through the College of Law Office of Financial Aid online at Information about the loan forgiveness program is available through the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center online at


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To apply for federal student loans through the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, applicants must complete the FAFSA form. The FAFSA must be completed online at Students eligible to borrow under this program may borrow up to $20,500. Because the standard full-time law student budget is approximately $62,300.00 per year (tuition, fees, books, and living expenses), law students typically need more than the federal lending limit of $20,500. The additional dollars can be borrowed from the Graduate Plus program. Students may apply for Graduate Plus loans online at Questions about financial aid may be directed to the Office of Law Financial Aid at (504) 861-5551.

Although Loyola has no monthly payment plan of its own, students may subscribe to one of two plans offered by outside companies.

In an effort to encourage and support diverse applicants pursuing a legal education and to increase diversity within the law school community and the legal profession at large, the College of Law awards a number of diversity grants every year. Diversity grants are awarded primarily on the basis of recognizable prior achievement, which includes undergraduate academic records and LSAT scores.


TuitionPay by Sallie Mae and Tuition Management Systems, Inc., offer families several monthly payment options to help make education expenses more affordable. The interest-free monthly payment option enables families to spread all or part of the annual tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and board plans over equal, monthly payments. There are no interest charges, only a small annual fee. This plan includes life insurance protection covering the unpaid balance at no additional cost. Additionally, low-interest monthly payment options, including an unsecured loan and a home equity credit line, are also available. Please contact the Office of Student Finance at (504) 8653337, or visit our website at student-finance/monthly-budget-plans for more information on these programs.

Notification of awards ordinarily is given at the time of the communication of the admission decision. Applicants wishing to be considered for diversity grants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as Diversity Grant funds may be exhausted before all the seats are filled for the entering class.


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STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION Loyola University New Orleans has fully supported and fostered in its educational programs, admissions, employment practices, and in the activities it operates the policy of not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex/gender, or sexual orientation. This policy is in compliance with all applicable federal regulations and guidelines.

BAR ADMISSION All potential applicants are advised that every state has its own character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to state’s bar. Prior to enrolling in law school, you should determine what those requirements are in the state or states in which you intend to practice. Additionally, many bar authorities require that the law school provide a copy of your admission application. Any discrepancy between your law school application and your bar application will trigger an investigation and a possible delay in admission to the bar.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Office of Law Admissions 7214 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 861-5575 Fax (504) 861-5772



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