Overview

Applicants
3,109
Acceptance Rate
41%
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
267

Test Scores

LSAT
156 - 161

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$0

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information


Students Say

With its “close proximity to the finest law firms, [the Los Angeles] court system, and non-profit firms and organizations,” Loyola Law School—affiliated with the larger Loyola Marymount University—”has an exceptional reputation amongst the Los Angeles-area law schools, with an amazing bar pass rate, well-connected professors, solid research coming from the school, and a diverse student base.” Citing the school’s “large local presence,” students note that “teaching toward the California bar is important” and “practical orientation” at Loyola Law “toward likely first-year jobs is very strong, particularly in government and litigation.” In general, graduates of Loyola Law practice primarily in Los Angeles, and California, so it can seem like the school enjoys a greater reputation—and alumni network—within the state than it does nationally or internationally. The school “puts great emphasis on developing competent attorneys with many opportunities for practical legal experience,” with one student noting the “Byrne Trial Team and the Civil Litigation Skills Practicum are the highlights of my law school experience.” There are “so many different clinics where students can gain experience in every field from immigration to criminal law to arbitration/mediation to human rights,” and students underscore that these clinics not only offer invaluable practical experience but will “[set] you apart from the crowd when it comes time to apply for jobs and internships.” Students cite opportunities like Loyola’s Project for the Innocent and the school’s Corporate Law concentration as areas that have contributed to their “foundation” as attorneys. One student adds, “My participation in the school’s Law Review has also been incredibly rewarding.”
The professors at Loyola are “amazing” and “extremely accessible,” with students saying that they enjoy being pushed “to think critically and do your best inside the classroom. The high caliber of instruction is a clear reason why Loyola consistently maintains strong bar passage rates.” Loyola Law professors have “extensive real world experience” and “really care about their students and want to see us succeed.” Loyola Law also offers an evening program, which one student describes as “wonderful,” noting that “Loyola values its evening students and accommodates us well,” though others think the school “could improve in [its] incorporation of evening students.”
The administration is a mixed bag, according to most Loyola students, with some describing it as “very attentive and usually responds to student inquiries and concerns very quickly” while others complain that Loyola’s administration is “cutting corners” and “not run well.” The classrooms “were recently updated and have state of the art technology” and the library—”comfortable, open, [with a] well-organized layout, and always clean”—is popular.

Career overview

Median Starting Salary
$73,500
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
83%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
87%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
150

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Graduates have secured jobs with law firms of all sizes (e.g., Allen Matkins, Geragos & Geragos, Gibson Dunn, Girardi | Keese, Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP, Latham & Watkins, Manatt, O'Melveny & Myers, Pillsbury, Sheppard Mullin, White & Case, Winston & Strawn), several other companies (e.g., Deloitte, Ernst & Young), government agencies including district attorney and public defender offices in various locations (e.g., Los Angeles County District Attorney, Los Angeles County Public Defender, Orange County District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney), federal and state courts (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court, Superior Court of California), and public interest organizations that do a variety of advocacy and legal services work.

Graduates Employed by Area


Prominent Alumni

Carol Codrington
Assoc. Justice, CA Court of Appeal, 4th District

Bob Myers
Golden State Warriors General Manager

Gloria Allred
Trial Attorney

Johnnie Cochran
Trial Attorney

Sung Kim
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philppines

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 15
Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$63,468

% Students Receiving Some Aid
91%

Direct Lender
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$54,240
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$17,700
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,340
Fees
$870

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
940

Average Age at Entry
25

Demographics

82% are full time
18% are part time
57% female
43% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Loyola Law’s downtown Los Angeles campus is separate from the parent school hub 15 miles to the west. Students are split on whether the separation creates “isolation” or makes for “a very close and supportive community.” Competition among Loyola students is, according to some, “high”—one student points out that it’s “stronger among the higher-ranked students, but it is not very noticeable to the rest of the students”—though class notes and outlines are shared. It’s nearly unanimous that the food at Loyola Law can use an upgrade in keeping with the school’s hefty tuition: “We only have one cafeteria with limited food options.” When it comes to making connections outside the classroom, “just because people commute doesn’t mean they don’t spend all day on campus, so there are plenty of opportunities to socialize,” notes one student. In addition to Los Angeles’s legal connections, students are quick to point out that “we’re in the heart of the greatest city in the world” and even though the campus is not in the heart of downtown, there’s a school-run shuttle that “is really useful.” Students also praise Loyola’s “diverse students and staff” and “a diverse student base.” In general, with all the opportunities available to them, students say that “there is something for everyone here. There isn’t even time to take advantage of all of the options!”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jannell Lundy Roberts
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone
213-736-1074

Email
pam.buckles@lls.edu