August 29, 2017

Congrats for making it through your first week back! If you need a break, check out the Luminarias de la Ley Exhibit in Burns lounge. It’s an inspirational exhibit that tracks the history of Latina attorneys in the United States. It’s on display at Loyola through August 30, 2017, so go now! 

Kudos to the Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic (JIFS) for the many appellate victories they already have earned this year. Notably, one of the cases handled by the JIFS was granted review by the California Supreme Court! Volunteering for the JIFS is a great way for students to write briefs and engage in oral arguments, while being assisted and supervised by Loyola faculty, including Professors Sean Kennedy and Chris Hawthorne, and staff attorneys Susan Harbart and Efty Sharony. It’s a great way to get involved and hone your legal writing and adversarial skills.

On a national note, protestors are on a 10-day trek from Charlottesville to Washington D.C. to deliver a message of love and anti-racism. Through we may not be able to be with them person, we can be with them in spirit. Similarly, let’s all send our best thoughts and prayers to all those in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Happy Labor Day!  

This week’s Weekly Round-Up written by Professor Maureen Johnson.

August 22, 2017

Welcome First-Years! This year’s incoming class was treated to an astronomical phenomenon as they began their first day of law school. How many law students have answered ready for the first time in the midst of a total eclipse of the sun? You’re a special class and the rest of us here at Loyola look forward to meeting you and bringing you into our community.

This is a special time not just for our first-years, but for all law students. America indisputably is deeply divided on a number of issues, specifically including racism. Words matter. And lawyers have a unique ability to reach into their toolbox and find a way to frame discussions in a manner that promotes unity through respecting the humanity and dignity of others.

This site is committed to equality and equity for all. While we all no doubt are busy as we start a new academic year, we hope that our site will enable you to access resources, provide a forum for you to speak when you need to, and to simply find solace in the inspirational words set forth in our many profiles.