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A letter from the dean Greetings from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law! Saludos desde la facultad de derecho de Loyola en Nueva Orleans! Salutations de la faculté de droit de Loyola à New Orleans! Since 2011, it has been my honor to be the dean of this magnificent law school and the first Latina dean in the state of Louisiana. I am very happy here and think that you, as an incoming law student, would very much enjoy being here as well. Let me tell you why: The College of Law is a vibrant place. Our students are invigorated by the opportunity to study law in the unique city of New Orleans. With Louisiana’s civil law tradition as a backdrop and its location in the Mississippi Delta and the Gulf, we are uniquely positioned for our students to engage in learning about this environment, its businesses and its people. The city, charming and historic, is small enough to provide a welcoming, personal environment but large enough that there is opportunity for our law students to have legal experiences throughout New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. We are located in the Uptown university area, on a campus infused with culture and focused on the intellectual growth and well-being of each student. Geographically, historically, and culturally poised to meet the challenges of a global economy, Loyola University College of Law offers its students the ability to venture into an exciting international environment. Our students can pursue comparative and international legal studies, so Loyola is rapidly becoming the school of choice for students interested in an education that will prepare them for the practice of law anywhere in the world. As St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, said, “Go Forth and Set the World of Fire…” Our students can do so, in following the tradition of the Jesuit social justice mission of educating men and women for others.
MARÍA PABÓN LÓPEZ
Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Distinguished Professor of Law
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 New Orleans recently completed the celebration of its 100th anniversary as a university. Now, the College of Law prepares to celebrate its own centennial in 2014. Centennial celebrations thus far included special guest speakers, alumni receptions, a donor challenge, signature and academic events, and a Founder’s Day celebration. Loyola University has two campuses, both located approximately five miles from the historic French Quarter. The 25.4-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.
Our state-of-the-art classrooms feature wifi and outlets for laptop users.
THE COLLEGE OF LAW ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
CHAD DANENHOWER, J.D. ’09 Attorney Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel New Orleans, Louisiana “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.”
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. The main law school building houses 13 classrooms, a mock trial room, and an appellate panel theater, in addition to the classrooms and interview rooms in our stateof-the-art clinic building. 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, full-time or part-time, but every year the College of Law also offers a part-time evening division. The College of Law’s faculty consists of 35 full-time faculty devoted to teaching and scholarship, nine full-time clinical faculty members who supervise small clinical seminars (typically composed of no more than 10 students), four Westerfield Fellows who teach Legal Research and Writing, 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.
Loyola students often make court appearances to represent clients of our clinical program.
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 Appeal, 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 Appeal 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.
Renowned for world-famous cuisine and night life, New Orleans is a vibrant and growing city.
Stadium-style seating ensures students can view the board and projector screens in larger class lectures.
LOYOLA’S DUAL CURRICULUM Loyola University New Orleans offers two basic curricular programs.
Our Common Law program features course requirements and offerings similar to those found in other law school programs outside of Louisiana. These offerings include courses such as Common Law Property, Commercial Transactions, and Trusts and Estates. This program is suited for students who know they want to be licensed to practice in another state. 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. However, Civil Law students 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. Students may also pursue Certificates in Civil or Common Law. Certificates are like minors and allow students to demonstrate competency in the area outside of their core program of study.
PART-TIME OPTIONS Loyola offers three part-time options: Civil Law and Common Law part-time day options and a Civil Law evening program. These options allow students to complete a degree over four years and give students the flexibility to work, handle family obligations, or simply complete the program at slower pace. Part-time students are afforded the same resources and extracurricular opportunities as their full-time counterparts.
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.”
Faculty keep the students engaged by inviting discusions and differing perspectives.
FULL-TIME CURRICULUM FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTER HOURS
FALL SEMESTER HOURS
FALL SEMESTER HOURS
Obligations 1 (Civil Law) or Contracts I (Common Law) ..............3
Law and Poverty....................................2
Successions (Civil Law) orTrusts and Estates (Common Law)...............3
Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses...................................... 12 or 14
Civil Law Property I or Common Law Property I....................3 Torts I..........................................................3 Civil Procedure I ...................................3
Evidence....................................................3 Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses............................................5 or 6
14 or 16
Criminal Law............................................2 Legal Research and Writing...............2 TOTAL HOURS
15 or 16
SPRING SEMESTER HOURS
SPRING SEMESTER HOURS
SPRING SEMESTER HOURS
Obligations II (Civil Law) or Contracts II (Common Law)..............3
Donations and Trusts (Civil Law).....3
Electives..................................... 14 or 16
Civil Law Property II or Common Law Property II...................3
Business Organizations I.....................3
Constitutional Criminal Procedure.3
Sales and Leases (Civil Law).............3
Civil Procedure II...................................3
Electives or Civil Law “Pool” Courses............................................5 or 6
Moot Court..............................................2 Legal Profession.....................................2 TOTAL HOURS
15 or 16
Students must also satisfy a writing requirement and 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.
Students practice litigation skills under Professor Buchert’s guidance.
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 of our newly reorganized Law Skills and Experiential Learning program. Recognizing that “hands-on, learn-by-doing” 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. Students have the opportunity 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. www.loyno.edu/lawskills
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 courts, prosecution and defense offices, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Labor, and other nonprofit 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. www.loyno.edu/externships
Loyola law graduates receive their degrees in the MercedesBenz Superdome.
JURIS DOCTOR DEGREES 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 at other law schools. Students may enroll in foreign summer programs in countries such as Brazil and Austria.
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 www.mba.loyno.edu 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 www.cupa.uno.edu
Our career development professionals counsel students throughout their time at Loyola regarding opportunities and career paths.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE CAREER DEVELOPMENT and LAW PRACTICE CENTER The 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 or her career goals. The centerâ€™s professional staff is well-versed in the opportunities available to law students, whether in the private sector, with the government, or with a nonprofit 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.
THE GILLIS LONG POVERTY LAW CENTER
STUART H. SMITH LAW CLINIC AND CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
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 Loyolaâ€™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.
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, including civil rights, criminal defense and prosecution, family law, immigration law, and work force and community justice.
The Tax Free Loan Repayment Assistance Program was established in 1991. 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 available online at www.loyno.edu/ gillislong
Stuart H. Smith, a 1986 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. His firm has settled or tried dozens of property damage and personal injury cases and represented thousands of clients injured by toxic chemicals or defective products.
Students from our award-winning Moot Court team travel nationally to compete.
Students assist the community through the VITA tax program.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES GETTING INVOLVED
Students interested in participating in intercollegiate competitions, Law Review, or our other scholarly journals have several program options: Moot Court Loyola Law Review Loyola Journal of Public Interest Loyola Maritime Law Journal
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS There are many student-run organizations that encourage leadership and mutual cooperation, with some focusing on specific areas of law: Student Bar Association Asian Pacific American Law Student Association 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 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
Shawn â€œPepperâ€? Bowen
student highlights Cecelia Almeida, Student Bar Association
President 2012-13: “Loyola offers so many opportunities for you to learn how to be a lawyer. On top of this, the students, faculty, and staff are unparalleled in terms of character and kindness. This makes Loyola stand out from every other law school.”
Shawn “Pepper” Bowen, Student Ambassador
2013-2014: “I decided on Loyola law school because they added a part-time day program. I am a working mom who thought I would have to wait for my kids to be grown and gone before I could return. That is no longer true. Loyola has been extremely accommodating with my schedule so that I can continue the program and get my classes done without having to abandon my family. Everyone—staff, faculty, administration, and classmates— has been so warm and encouraging, free and open with information and guidance, considerate, and comforting especially around exams. I would not want to be anyplace else for law school.”
Wayne Connor, Black Law Student Association President 2013-2014, Student Ambassador: “Loyola has been family from day one of 1L year. Whenever I’ve needed help, there is always a professor or administrator ready to assist, and the networking advantages of Loyola are tremendously helpful in furthering my experience in the legal profession.”
Lauren Haggerty, Black Law Student
Association President 2012-2013, Class of 2013: “Most students enter law school with a desire to serve the public, and Loyola really has made that desire a reality. Whether it was serving indigent clients as a student practitioner or teaching criminal law to high school students, I am always thankful to Loyola for affording me the opportunity to serve the New Orleans community and shape me into a socially conscious future attorney.”
Ashley Jones, Black Law Student Association President 2011-2012, Student Ambassador 20112013, Class of 2013: “One of the main reasons I decided to attend Loyola was because of its diversity. My educational background consists of attending predominantly white Catholic schools and a private Historically Black College & University (HBCU). To me, Loyola gave me the best of both worlds. The student body, faculty, and staff mirror the legal community, and each has played a vital role in my matriculation by providing the resources such as the skills program, experiential learning in various classes, and clinic program. I am very grateful for Loyola and the experience it has given me.”
Kristyn Lee, Student Ambassador 2013-2014: “One of the most outstanding aspects of Loyola is the faculty. Every professor is brilliant and accomplished within their field, many of them writing chapters of casebooks for publishing as they assign the chapters to you for reading! However, despite their obvious brilliance, every one of them treats you like a peer from the day your classes begin. So engaging and helpful, they are impressive examples of both academic excellence and Jesuit ideals.” Misha Logan, Vice-President of Black Law Student Association: “Being at Loyola is like having a big family. They are there to push you to do your best, help you when you’re struggling, and support all of your dreams. Loyola provides you with the tools and opportunities necessary to become a successful law student and a future lawyer.”
Allie Serpas, Student Bar Association President 2013-2014: “Loyola law school has given me the opportunity to grow in many different aspects of life. From the classroom I have learned the law and how to apply it. From my involvement in school activities I have learned how to better communicate and represent my peers. From the Jesuit tradition I have learned how to give back to the community and assist others with what I have been taught. I look forward to my third year and the opportunity to continue this growth.” Cady Walker, Student Ambassador 2012-2013, Class of 2013: “One of my fondest memories at Loyola is the time before a 1L exam another student had a moment of panic, and a group of us calmed her down and refused to walk back into the exam room until we were all ready to go back in together because that is what family does: sticks together. When one of us fails, we all do, and when one of us succeeds, we all do too.”
A GLOBAL EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE WORLD The Comparative and International law programs at Loyola reflect Louisiana’s unique status as a mixed Civil Law and Common Law jurisdiction. The College of Law has developed a number of exciting and innovative programs in the area of Comparative and International Law. Students may also pursue special certification in the areas of Comparative and International Law. Additionally, Loyola offers a number of exciting opportunities for studying 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.
CERTIFICATE IN CIVIL LAW AND COMMON LAW STUDIES Students enrolled in our common law curriculum who successfully complete a prescribed number of courses in Civil Law studies, in addition to their requisite common law courses, can receive a Certificate in Civil Law Studies. Similarly, a student enrolled in the Civil Law curriculum may pursue a Common Law Certificate.
MICHEALLE WYNNE VISITING INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR 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 mini-course 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 were invited from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Scotland.
CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL LEGAL 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.
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.
LL.M. IN UNITED STATES LAW In 2007, Loyola initiated the LL.M. in United States Law. This 24-credithour 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, businesspeople, 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 law.loyno.edu/llmunited-states-law
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.
FOREIGN SUMMER PROGRAMS Loyola University 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, Greece, Hungary, and Russia. Loyola is also proud to offer more summer programs in Latin America than any other U.S. law school. A few program highlights are listed below, but additional detail may be found at www.loyno.edu/ip
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
The University of Vienna School of Law is the site of Loyola’s largest foreign summer program. Several onecredit-hour seminars and one threecredit-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. Side trips to Prague, Salzburg, and Venice enhance the weekends during the program.
In conjunction with the Eötvös Loránd University College of Law, the Budapest Summer Legal Studies Program presents a two-week, twocourse comparative Law offering for students interested in the evolving political and legal landscape of Europe. Participants will have the opportunity to witness the evolution of this dynamic Eastern European country now that is has entered the European Union. The comparative Law curriculum is complemented with visits to legal institutions in Budapest, including the Hungarian Supreme Court, the Parliament, and an international Law firm.
Loyola offers this two-week, twocourse program in association with the State University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Law. This program allows students to attend a foreign summer session in Brazil and still be able to work for the entire summer.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in cooperation with the Law School of Moscow State University, is proud to sponsor a three-week summer law program in Moscow, Russia. Program participants will be introduced to the Russian legal system through a series of lectures, receptions, tours and meetings with Russian judges, lawyers, and public officials. A number of program participants secure summer internship positions in Moscow for the remainder of the summer. Optional programs include a weekend in St. Petersburg during the White Nights Festival.
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.
law library The law libraryâ€™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. 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.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT CASSANDRA M. CHANDLER, J.D. ’84 Assistant Director of Training, 2002 – 07 F.B.I. Special Agent in Charge, 2005 – 07 Norfolk, Virginia “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.”
christine cerniglia brown isabel medina
bobby marzine harges luz molina
william p. quigley
monica hof wallace
faculty highlights Professor Christine Cerniglia Brown, Coordinator of Skills and Experiential
Learning and Assistant Clinical Professor, is an alumna of Loyola University New Orleans for both her undergraduate and law degrees. Professor Brown is responsible for proposing and coordinating the skills curriculum, whereby students obtain practical experience applying law to the real world. Most recently, Professor Brown has proposed specific skills course requirements and tracks, allowing students to learn skills in a manner that follows the natural progression of a case or field of practice.
Professor Bobby Marzine Harges, the
Adams & Reese Distinguished Professor of Law, is the adviser to the Loyola Trial Advocacy Program and the Criminal Law Society. He just completed the casebook Louisiana Criminal Law Cases and Materials (3d Edition by Esquire Books), which he co-authored with Professor Dane Ciolino of Loyola University College of Law and Professor Wendy Shea of Southern University Law Center. He is currently writing a treatise on Louisiana Criminal Law with Professor Wendy Shea.
Professor M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, is co-chair-elect of the constitutional law section of the Association of American Law Schools. Currently, she is working on an article on restrictions on ethnic studies and continuing work on derivative citizenship. She is also working on a history of the law school, which celebrates its centennial in 2014. The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal will publish Medina’s article “Derivative Citizenship – What’s Marriage, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Race and Class Got to Do With It?” in volume 28, spring 2014. Professor Chunlin Leonhard, Associate
Professor of Law, teaches Sales, Secured Transactions, and Evidence. Her legal scholarship focuses on Contract Law issues in cross-cultural contexts as well as the impact of behavioral economics research on common law contract law. She is currently researching issues related to the impact of commercial law on society as a whole. Professor Leonhard is actively involved with Loyola’s Moot Court program and has advised Loyola’s bankruptcy moot court team who participates in the annual Duberstein Competition sponsored by St. John’s University School of Law.
Professor Luz M. Molina, Jack Nelson
Distinguished Professor of Law, currently works with student practitioners in a labor and employment law practice as part of her Workplace Justice Project. She also directs students in the law school’s externship program and serves as the faculty responsible for their placement, supervision, and instruction.
Professor William P. Quigley, Professor of Law and the Director of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, is an active public interest lawyer. Professor Quigley teaches in the clinic and also teaches courses in law and poverty. His focus is “trying to make the criminal system work in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race or finances, supporting the right to dissent and human rights.” Professor Craig Senn, Associate Professor,
teaches Contracts and Employment Discrimination Law. He is currently writing an article on disability-based employment discrimination and how the courts should view certain circumstantial evidence in those cases. His student group involvement includes being adviser to the Loyola Law Review.
Professor Monica Hof Wallace, Dean Marcel Garsaud, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, is a Loyola College of Law alumna. She teaches in the areas of family law, successions, donations and trusts, and scholarly writing. Her scholarly interests include the extent and enforceability of child support for minor children as well as the evolution of marriage and family relationships both in civil and common law systems. Professor Wallace also serves as an adviser for the moot court program.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY ADMIRALTY
Admiralty Employee Remedies (Maritime) Loyola Maritime Law Journal Honors Tutorial Marine Insurance Maritime Personal Injury
Advanced Constititutional Law – 14th Amendment Capital Punishment and the Constitution Civil Rights Actions Under Section 1983 Constitutional Criminal Procedure Constitutional Law Constitutional Law Seminar First Amendment Gender, Race, and Law in Film and Literature Sex Discrimination Law Seminar Clinic – Civil Rights Cases
Administration of Criminal Justice I, II & III Capital Punishment and the Constitution Constitutional Criminal Procedure Courts in the Federal System Criminal Law Criminal Law Seminar Evidence Evidence/Procedure Seminar Federal Appellate Advocacy Federal Criminal Law Trial Practice Seminar Clinic – Defense and Prosecution Placements
CORPORATE/BUSINESS/ FINANCE LAW
Agency and Partnership Antitrust Law Business Organizations Business Planning Seminar Commercial Transactions Common Law Contracts for Civil Law Students Consumer Law Contracts I & II Contracts/Commercial Law Seminar Conventional Obligations Corporate Finance Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy
Employment Discrimination Financial Institutions Law Injured Employee Compensation and Tort Remedies Insurance International Financial Services Law International Investment Law International Trade Law Labor Law Legal Accounting Negotiable Instruments Products Liability Sales and Leases Secured Transactions Securities Regulation Security Rights Workers’ Compensation
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (Certificate Option) Administrative Law Environmental Law Environmental Law Seminar Natural Resources Law Land Use Law Environmental Justice Seminar Selected Topics of International Environmental Law Mineral Law Clinic – Environmental Policy
Contracts I & II Common Law Contracts for Civil Law Students Conventional Obligations Regulation of the Entertainment Industries Seminar Regulation of the Sports Industries Copyright Law
Family Law Family Law Seminar Taxation of the Family: Structuring the Tax Consequences of Marriage, Divorce and Death Civil Law of Persons Community Property Juvenile Law Seminar Estate Planning Louisiana Probate Louisiana Probate Seminar Successions Trusts and Estates Clinic – Family Law Clinic – Juvenile
Bio-Ethics and the Law ERISA Insurance Introduction to Health Care Law Medical Malpractice
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY Copyright Law Intellectual Property Law Intellectual Property Law Seminar on Digital Delivery of Entertainment Products Patent Law Trademark, Trade Name, and Unfair Competition Law Communications Law Clinic – Law and Technology
INTERNATIONAL LAW (Certificate Option)
International Law International Law Seminar International Law Seminar: Human Rights International Dispute Resolution International Financial Services Law International Investment Law International Taxation International Trade Law Comparative Law Comparative Law Seminar Conflict of Laws Immigration and Nationality Law Immigration Law Seminar Law of the European Union I & II Selected Topics in International Environmental Law Seminar in Legal French Clinic – Immigration Law
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
Administrative Law Agency and Partnership Common Law Contracts for Civil Law Students Commercial Transactions Contracts I & II Contracts/Commercial Law Seminar Conventional Obligations Employee Remedies (Maritime) Employee Discrimination Injured Employee Compensation and Tort Remedies Labor Law Workers’ Compensation Sex Discrimination Law Seminar Clinic – Workplace Justice Project
LEGAL HISTORY AND JURISPRUDENCE
American Legal History Seminar Canon Law Jurisprudence Western Legal Tradition
LITIGATION, PROCEDURE, AND ADR Administration of Criminal Justice I, II & III Clinical Seminar Civil Procedure I & II Courts in a Federal System Evidence Evidence/Procedure Seminar Federal Appellate Advocacy Federal Tax Procedure Legal Profession Legal Research and Writing Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Mediation and Arbitration Moot Court Trial Practice Seminar
PROPERTY, DECEDENTS’ ESTATES, AND REAL ESTATE LAW Civil Law Property I & II Common Law Property I & II Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy Estate Planning Land Use Law Louisiana Donations and Trusts Louisiana Probate Louisiana Probate Seminar Real Estate Transactions Sales and Leases Successions Title Examination Trusts and Estates
PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
Advanced Constitutional Law – 14th Amendment Advanced Legislative and Administrative Advocacy Constitutional Criminal Procedure Capital Punishment and the Constitution Child Advocacy Seminar Civil Rights Actions Under Section 1983 Clinical Externship Clinical Seminar Constitutional Law Constitutional Law Seminar Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy Criminal Law Criminal Law Seminar Employment Discrimination Environmental Law Environmental Law Seminar First Amendment Gender, Race, and Law in Film and Literature Immigration and Nationality Law Immigration Law Seminar International Law Seminar: Human Rights Law and Education Seminar Law and Poverty Law and Poverty Seminar Law and Religion Seminar Journal of Public Interest Law Honors Tutorial Journal of Public Interest Law Seminar Sex Discrimination Law Seminar State and Local Government Law Street Law Clinic – Community Justice
TAX LAW (Certificate Option)
Advanced Federal Income Taxation Federal Income Taxation of Corporations Federal Tax Procedure Federal Taxation Seminar Federal Taxation of Wealth Transmission Income Taxation International Taxation State and Local Taxation Taxation of Partnerships and Other Pass-through Entities Taxation of Family: Structuring the Tax Consequences of Marriage, Divorce, and Death
ADMISSION INFORMATION 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 requirements submitted electronically to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC):
FORREST STANFORD DEAN OF ADMISSIONS Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid B.A., 1988, University of Minnesota; J.D., 1992, William Mitchell College 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.”
• A completed application through the LSAC at www.lsac.org • A current Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score (current scores are less than five years old) • A complete Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report that includes all prior undergraduate transcripts, for cumulative G.P.A. calculation through the LSAC • A personal statement of 2-3 pages • Two letters of recommendation are required 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 Admit 3+3 Program.
EARLY ADMIT 3+3 PROGRAM Loyola’s Early Admit 3+3 Program allows Loyola University New Orleans undergraduate students who have completed three-fourths of their undergraduate degree requirements to have their first year of law school count as their last year of undergraduate credits. Acceptance to this program requires higher entering credentials (LSAT and G.P.A.), and applicants to this program must include a letter of permission from the Dean of their college with their application requirements.
Loyola University New Orleans undergraduate applicants who participate in the University Honors Program must receive an additional letter of permission from the Director of the University Honors Program and are expected to complete their senior theses in their third year of college. First-year law curriculum courses (i.e. Legal Research and Writing and Moot Court) can replace one Honors course requirement.
WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLY? We offer fall admission only for entering first-year students. 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.
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, these grades will not be calculated into the cumulative G.P.A.
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. 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 following an offer of admission. All applicants requiring a visa are encouraged to apply as early as possible as there could be delays in visa processing. The TOEFL is required if English is not your first language, or if you did not earn a bachelors or graduate degree from an American college or university.
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, but must also include a letter of good standing from the previous law school attended, law school transcripts, and class rank. Spring admission is available.
financial aid The College of Law Office of Financial Aid provides information and administers all aid programs for the college. Loyola attempts to reward academic achievement with appropriate scholarship awards. 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, LSAT score, diversity, and other factors within each applicant’s file. Accepted applicants possessing scholarshipeligible 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 retain a 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 living expenses 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 Loan program at a 7.9 percent interest rate. For the Graduate PLUS Loan, approval is premised on a student’s credit. Following admission, applicants should complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Should a Graduate Plus Loan be necessary, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for appropriate timing to apply for this loan at (504) 861-5551.
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 law.loyno.edu/housing
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 the 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.
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