The Loyola Law School Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Jannell Lundy Roberts
Application deadline February 1
Full-time program application fee $65
Part-time program application fee $65
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Loyola Law School Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 33.2% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.55
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 161

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 32.5%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 158-163
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.32-3.68
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.55
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 161

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 4.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 155-161
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.32-3.63
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.54
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 159

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A.
J.D./LLM
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Academic Support Programs. Externships with federal, state and local governments, public interest, private firm/company, and District Attorney. Clinics: Juvenile Justice, Disability Rights, Conflict Resolution, State Board of Equalization, Nonprofit Tax and Transactions. Study Abroad: Italy, Costa Rica, Cyprus, China. Ethical Advocacy Center, Alumni Mentor Program, and Public Interest Program.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 143
Seminars 51
Positions available in seminars 877
Positions available in simulation courses 1,780
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 286
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Loyola Entertainment Law Review, Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Scott Moot Court, National Moot Court, ABA Moot Court, Jessup Intl Moot Court, Byrne Trial Advocacy, Rich Patent Moot Court Competition, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration. More than 30 student organizations reflect its diverse, active student body.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 86
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 304
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 730
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 206
Full-time students involved in field placements 226
Full-time students involved in law journals 207
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 61
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 20

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 58
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 267
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 516
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 54
Part-time students involved in field placements 49
Part-time students involved in law journals 25
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 4
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 10

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 15.3:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 130
Full-time minority faculty 17.9%
Part-time minority faculty 23.8%
Total faculty 147
Total faculty (men) 61.2%
Total faculty (women) 38.8%
Total faculty (minorities) 21.1%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#51 Best Law Schools

(5) Ranking by Specialties

#67 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#21 in Legal Writing
#18 in Part-time Law
#10 in Tax Law
#7 in Trial Advocacy

Law Ranking Scores

Score 55
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.0
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.32-3.67
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.55
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 158-163
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 161
Acceptance rate 33.2% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 15.3:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 65.5% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.1% – High
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.9% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 64.8%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 1279

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,021

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 258

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 10.3%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 0.5%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 3.6%
Female students discontinuing law school 3.2%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Maureen Hessler
Financial aid phone (213) 736-1140
Financial aid application deadline March 11

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $43,060 per year
Part-time: $28,845 per year
Room and board $16,190
Books $1,050
Miscellaneous expenses $9,014
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 14.8%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 21.4%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 1.6%
Median grant amount $22,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $17,000–$28,000
Full-time students receiving grants 37.8%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 9.7%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 6.6%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.3%
Median grant amount $12,500
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $1,050–$17,250
Part-time students receiving grants 18.6%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $132,875
Proportion who borrowed 86.1%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 129,044
Microform titles 123,466
Electronic titles 44,731
Other non-book titles 3,437
Total titles 300,678
Volumes (excluding microforms) 307,968
Volume equivalent microforms 275,309
Total volumes and volume equivalents 620,274
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 108
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 83
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 25
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 72
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 6
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 93
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 78
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 15
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 72
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 8

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, law school library
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 18
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 280
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 35
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 67,910
Total seats available for library users 585
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The William M. Rains Law Library is one of the largest law libraries in the western U. S. Its service-oriented staff of 29 includes eight lawyer-librarians. The library houses more than 600,000 volumes and volume equivalents and maintains over 6,000 active serial subscriptions. The building contains 31 private student study rooms and ample comfortable study space at tables and oversize carrels.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar CA
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 80.9% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 64.8%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 388
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 65.5%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.1%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.7%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 65.5%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 32.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.0%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 94.1%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.6%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $60,000
Median private sector starting salary $75,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $112,210
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 67%
Median public service starting salary $63,495

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 5.2%
Percent employed in business and industry 14.8%
Percent employed in government 4.1%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 3.8%
Percent employed in law firms 57.8%
Percent employed in public interest 14.2%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 95%
Graduates employed out-of-state 3.3%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 11
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.3%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.5%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.3%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 0.5%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.5%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 95.8%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.5%
Employment location unknown 0.8%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Services include individual counseling appointments and weekly informational programs to help students develop important job search skills. Students have a dedicated counselor and use of a comprehensive career library as well as on-line information. There are on-campus interview programs in Fall and Spring, and the Office vigorously pursues other employment opportunities for students and graduates

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 89.6%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 71.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 3.3%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 91.7%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.7%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 82.4%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.5%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 55.6%