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the case for loyola

evening Division program loyola law school 路 los angeles


the case for loyola

“i love teaching the evening students. they are an amazing group of dedicated students from all walks of life. i love how they support each other and how we all learn from their life experiences.� laurie l. levenson, David W. Burcham Professor of Law in Ethical Advocacy and William M. Rains Fellow Professor Levenson, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, is a nationally known legal commentator and expert on advocacy.


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“i didn’t realize it at the time, but being a night student is the best preparation for being a lawyer. it forces you to focus on what’s truly important and to sharpen your analytic skills. after all, in order to help your clients, it really boils down to that. loyola provided me with that training and opportunity.” linDa miller savitt ’80 Partner, Ballard, Rosenberg, Golper & Savitt

For more than 90 years, Loyola Law School has been committed to educating men and women who will be leaders of both the legal profession and society, demonstrating in their practice of law and public service the highest standards of personal integrity, professional ethics and a deep concern for social justice. Loyola was founded in 1920 as an Evening Program and today continues to carry on the tradition of providing students with more than one path to pursue their legal education. The Evening Program is designed for students who work full time or who require greater flexibility in their schedules. Students have the option of completing their JD in either three and a half or four years (including two Summer Sessions). The faculty at Loyola are focused on being available and accessible to students in both their day and evening courses. Faculty members take accessibility seriously, leaving office doors open for hours at a time, extending

discussions over coffee and over the phone—they understand the importance of providing a f lexible environment where Evening Program students can easily reach out to them. There are several unique aspects to Loyola’s Evening Program. With the foundation of Loyola stemming from its Evening Program, the school works to ensure that evening students are welcome to participate and hold leadership roles in student organizations and law reviews. The Evening Program also has its own Student Bar Association (SBA) to provide evening students with enhanced leadership opportunities to be involved on campus. Evening courses are taught by tenured, dedicated faculty members and highly skilled practitioners. The Evening Program also attracts members of the federal and state judiciary and some of the finest local experts in specialized areas of the law to teach elective courses. Evening students also have the opportunity to learn from

leading practitioners in the field who teach in the evenings after work, like Adjunct Professor Josh Wattles, a former acting general counsel of Paramount Pictures who teaches Copyright Law. And Saturday courses are offered. Loyola’s faculty, leadership and alumni community are dedicated to providing students with options to pursue a quality legal education with a timeline that provides greater flexibility. The prominence of Loyola’s Evening Program has been recognized nationally; it has been consistently ranked among the top part-time law schools by U.S. News & World Report. But the numbers tell the real story with Loyola’s California state bar passage rate exceeding 84 percent and with more students from Loyola passing the California bar than students from any other school. No two students are alike, and how they pursue their law degrees shouldn’t be either. At Loyola, students can pursue their passion with the path that fits them best.


the case for loyola EVENING PROGRAM ALUMNI

HON. jOHN V. MEIGs ’78 Judge, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County

LINDA MILLER sAVITT ’80 Partner, Ballard, Rosenberg, Golper & Savitt

cHRIsTINE sPAGNOLI ’86 Partner, Greene Broillet & Wheeler LLP

cHRIsTINA N. GOODRIcH ’08 Associate, K&L Gates LLP

VIcTOR E. cHAVEz ’59 Judge, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County

LIAM McGEE ’84 President and CEO, The Hartford

bOb bAkER ’71 Partner, Baker, Keener & Nahra LLP

bRIAN s. kAbATEck ’89 Partner, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP

ADRIENNE M. bYERs ’89 Principal Deputy County Counsel, Los Angeles Office of the County Counsel


evening program DAY IN THE LIFE OF Jeff Ingram ’12, evening student

DAY IN THE LIFE OF Vivian Wang ’12, evening student

Tuesday Schedule

Tuesday Schedule

7:15 am Walk to courthouse for job as deputy clerk and appellate court records assistant at the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District 7:30 am Work on appeals or writs and meet with judge or attorneys as necessary

8:15 am Drop kids off at school 8:30 – 10:30 am Walk the dogs and run errands for my restaurant, Hot Stuff Café (buying raw materials, bank run, etc.) 7:15 am Walk to courthouse

10:30 am Work in my restaurant

12:00 pm Walk dog and have lunch 4:00 pm Work on drafting post-conviction pitchess motion and preparing witnesses for an upcoming hearing in Loyola’s Project for the Innocent as we seek release of murder convict believed to be innocent

11:20 am Leave for my externship at the Office of the Attorney General (I also work at the State Controller’s office until 6 pm) 12:00–5:00 pm Work at the Attorney General’s office 7:30 am Work on appeals or writs and meet with judge or attorneys as necessary

12:00–5:00 pm Work at the Attorney General’s office

4:30 pm Take Loyola Shuttle to campus

10:00 pm Study; do research for cases at my externships 12:00 pm Walk dog and have lunch

6:00 pm Attend Ethical Lawyering class with Professor Dan Martin

5:30 pm Meet about Project for the Innocent

10:00 pm Study; do research for cases at my externships

9:00 pm Take Loyola Shuttle home and walk dog 9:30 pm Study/read for Introduction to Negotiations class with Adjunct Professor Rebecca Delfino and Law and Popular Culture with Adjunct Professor Charles Rosenberg

6:00 pm Attend Ethical Lawyering class with Professor Dan Martin 9:30 pm Put kids to bed; do work for the restaurant

5:30 pm Meet about Project for the Innocent 6:00 pm Attend Criminal Procedure class with Professor Laurie Levenson

10:30 am Work in my restaurant


aDmissions night moves information EVENING DIVISION COURSES First Year Courses Contracts Legal Research and Writing Property Torts Upper Division Courses Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Survey Criminal Law Ethical Lawyering Evidence

PROGRAMS JD – 3 years day; 3 1/2 or 4 years evening JD/LLM in Taxation – 4 years LLM in Taxation – 1 year

CONTACT INFORMATION www.lls.edu/admissions admissions@lls.edu 213-736-1074

APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINES Day Program: February 1, 2012 Evening Program: April 16, 2012

Academics www.lls.edu/academics

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE Day students: 345 Evening students: 55 LSAT range: 159 – 163 UGPA range: 3.3 – 3.7

Evening Division Schedule Notes: Classes offered Monday through Thursday, 6 pm – 10 pm Students take 8-11 units each in Fall and Spring; up to 6 units in the Summer (most Evening Program students complete at least one Summer Session)

Alumni alumni.lls.edu Career Services www.lls.edu/career Faculty www.lls.edu/academics/faculty Programs & Centers www.lls.edu/academics/candp Evening Program http://www.lls.edu/academics/ jd/jdeve.html

Electives may be taken during the day or evening

concentration programs Loyola’s new Concentrations provide intellectual training with experiential learning components and significant alumni mentoring. Students participate in one semester-long simulation or live-client experience in their field of interest. These innovative programs signal to employers that Loyola students will provide immediate value and perform effectively as soon as they enter the legal profession. CONCENTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT AREAS: Civil Litigation and Advocacy                    Corporate Law                                       Criminal Justice                                      Entertainment/Media Law                       Environmental Law International and Comparative Law Public Interest Tax Law

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