Friday, April 29, 2022

Experiential Learning Fair Opportunities

The Career Development Office is always bringing so many opportunities and speakers for law students to learn about various areas of law. One of the greatest opportunities, especially for 1L students, is the Experiential Fair. This two-week long event is full of informational sessions where students can learn about various clinics. In addition, students get the opportunity to learn how to apply for judicial externships, or receive course credits for working in the public service sector and in private firms during the school year. I highly recommend all 1L students, and even 2Ls looking for more experience, to watch out for emails and the website about this event. Here, I was able to not only learn about all of the various experiential opportunities available, but I was able to narrow down what opportunities I was the most interested in and what I thought would be the most valuable to my law school experience. Whether the event is virtual or in-person, the Experiential Fair is accessible to all students, as many opportunities will have informationals in the evening and in the lunch hour, so both day and evening students have access to these resources. I highly recommend, especially to the 1L class, to keep an eye out for this event!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

1L Elective

This semester, I’m taking Law and Privacy Torts.

It wasn’t my first choice. I was gunning for Criminal Procedure this semester, but I couldn’t get the class. 

I did, however, get into Law and Privacy Torts. 

And I’m glad I did.

Law and Privacy Torts examines the tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion (IUS) and anything related to invasion of privacy. 

I love this class because it moves at a more relaxed pace. It doesn’t hit you with a gazillion different concepts in one day. You examine the elements, concepts, and cases in-depth. 

And perhaps more than other classes, you feel comfortable making mistakes and getting cold-called on. In part because this class is designed to improve your law school skills.

That said, the class helps with test-taking. Each week, we work on Hypos and issue-spotting exams. We use what we learn in class and apply it to previous exams. 

I know that sounds redundant. But not every professor offers practice exams or multiple-choice hypos to improve your skills, let alone time to learn how to approach an exam. Sometimes, all you have is your outline and (maybe?) some in-class questions.

That said, I genuinely appreciate the class for providing hypothetical essays and multiple-choice questions. As a 1L, there’s not a this of time to learn how an actual law school exam works. And even if you practice some before school begins, it doesn’t always translate to the real-world exam. 

The class is super supportive, and I do enjoy learning about privacy torts. It’s quite helpful for any area of law you pursue. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

1L Elective

One of my favorite things about Loyola is that 1Ls get to take an elective in our second semester. While I know what I want to do with my law degree, it’s great for those who aren’t sure because they can take an elective early to help them decide what law career they want in the future. It’s also a great way for us to take classes that we are interested in and be able to learn some fun material. Because I didn’t do my best last semester, I am in the Law and Process. While I was definitely sad that I did not get to be in an elective I chose, Law and Process has been very interesting, and I love what I’m learning. 

In this class, we learn about privacy rights. We’ve just started studying paparazzi laws, and it is so cool to be learning about paparazzi in a city like Los Angeles. Also, with social media becoming more and more prevalent in our lives, it will be interesting to learn how our privacy rights may be affected by our online lives. On top of this, we also learn practical law school skills like notetaking, outlining, and how to answer both multiple choice and essay questions. We also have class discussions where we share what we may have done wrong in the first semester and how we can improve. It made me feel a lot better to know that I wasn’t alone in my struggles and have a whole class of people who were willing to share their experiences.

In the end, taking any elective is a great way to learn more about the law and law school outside of the first year. Even though I did choose to be in this elective, it has been a great way to find what I am interested in and learn about a field of law that I did not know about before. It has also helped me so much in learning how to do well in law school, and I know I will do better this midterm and finals season because of this class.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

1L Elective

For my 1L elective, I’m taking Critical Race Theory. I chose it because I wanted to learn more about CRT, especially in the legal context. CRT is a hot topic in the news right now, and I wanted to really know the details of it. 

The electives are small classes – mine is only 11 other students – so there are a lot of opportunities for participation and class discussions. In CRT, these discussions are especially important because they allow us to explore each topic thoroughly, through the text, and through personal experiences. 

At times, the theories we study, the stories we read can be difficult. Often, my classmates and I relate a theory we’ve just learned back to tough and emotional cases we all remember from Criminal Law, or Torts. But beyond this, I’ve learned so much about my classmates and the stories they have to share. 

If I needed a reminder that I go to school with intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate, and incredible people, this class reminds me every time we meet. My colleagues in CRT come from a variety of backgrounds and bring grace and new perspectives on each topic. They push me to think more critically about certain things, be more thoughtful, and be more authentic in the classroom. 

In CRT, we are not asked to approach anything we read – essay, case, story – with anything but our open minds and critical thinking skills. We aren’t creating case briefs or outlines. We’re creating a community of future attorneys better suited to approach the diverse world we live in with actual empathy and a critical eye to recognize the wrongdoings in certain areas. 

CRT is a great break from the legal jargon and the technical classes we take first year to form a strong foundation of legal education. But CRT is helping to form that strong foundation in a different way – helping us to strengthen our critical thinking skills so we can see future clients as what they are: individuals with their own story to tell. This foundation will help us to be better attorneys, and even more than that, better people. 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Preparing for Summer Internships

Law school is completely different from undergrad in so many ways. One of the differences is the ongoing academic responsibilities but another is the prioritization of gaining hands-on experience. In undergrad, I think I had an internship class where we received guidance on how to obtain, prepare, and maintain an internship. The requirement was that we complete 90 hours at our internship. As a 1L I have had to juggle readings, studying, and outlining while also figuring out what I will be doing this summer. I participated in OCI and Public Interest Career Day which was an interesting experience. I had about nine interviews in total and each one was 20 minutes long. Fortunately, three of the interviews took place throughout one week, but Public Interest Career Day took place on a single Saturday. That means I had six interviews in one day. Through interviewing, I learned most summer internships are ten weeks long, full-time. Some positions are paid and some are unpaid, but I am just excited to work this summer either way. It just so happened that I also had to be working on my third graded assignment for Legal Research and Writing. At this point, we’ve all turned it in but it is unbelievable how fast time passes in law school. Needless to say, I was very stressed. Every interviewer I had was very friendly and welcoming so most interviews felt like normal conversations. It was an enriching experience because it’s almost as if you get to practice and apply your interviewing skills over and over again. I have received job offers from some of the places I interviewed for, but it is very difficult to make a decision. Each place has so much to offer! All that being said, I am very much looking forward to the summer.

Friday, April 22, 2022

LLM Interview Program

I think that one great thing about Loyola is the resources. Back in December, I received an email about the LLM Interview Program, linking me (and all LLM students) to a website with an extensive list of employers and job opportunities. Since it was during finals, I skimmed the email and forgot about it entirely until early January, when I checked my email again, and found five reminder emails. 

Now, I won’t go into too much detail on the process, but I submitted my resume to five companies, and ended up with an interview! Now, I want to add that after being selected for an interview, a candidate has a deadline to accept the interview. I put it off until the last day (I had reasons, I promise! I am a procrastinator, but this time procrastination was not to blame), and, in what I personally consider a testament to Loyola, I ended up getting a call around noon the day of the deadline. I, of course, did not pick up, because while I am pretty much glued to my phone most days, I somehow manage to never pick up any phone calls. I was left a nice voicemail though, and it turned out that it was Career Services calling me to remind me to accept the interview if I wanted to, and to give them a call back.

Anyway, I guess what I want to say is that Loyola helped me, because I now know exactly what I’ll be doing this summer (I just heard back this afternoon!!!!). 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Experiential Learning Opportunities

I have had the amazing opportunity to take advantage of so many of the experiential learning opportunities here at LMU Loyola Law School. My fall semester of my 2L year I participated in the Center for Conflict Resolution’s Collaborative Family Law Clinic. Every Friday, we participated in pro-bono mediation sessions for families who were interested in pursuing a more amicable approach to divorce proceedings. As clinical students, we would do the initial interview of each party, debrief the volunteer attorneys on any legal concerns, and facilitate the mediation. The experience was helpful in solidifying my interest in family law. In addition, this semester I am externing with the Honorable Harvey A. Silberman, in the Los Angeles Superior Court. As an extern, I work closely with Judge Silberman by observing hearings, preparing orders after hearing, and reviewing judgements. I was able to take advantage of this opportunity through the Judicial Placement Program, where I worked with Professor Delfino at every stage of the process, from my applications to receiving course credit for my work. Finally, I have chosen to concentrate in Civil Litigation and Advocacy, because of my passion for family law and litigation. Throughout my time at Loyola, I will be taking classes catered to strengthening litigation skills, from Trial Advocacy, Remedies, to even more experiential opportunities through the Civil Litigation Practicum. In this year-long course, we simulate the litigation process for a civil matter from pleadings to pre-trial. This year, our simulated civil matter is a wrongful death claim. I am grateful that Loyola has so many experiential opportunities to choose from, where I have not had to compromise my legal education for my desire for practical experience!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

1L Elective

Choosing an elective was very exciting because it presented an opportunity to choose a class outside my fixed 1L schedule. The options were all really amazing and touched on a lot of the topics law students are interested in such as criminal law, international law, innovation law, tax law, and administrative law. I have a very strong interest in foreign policy and government affairs, so I selected international law and administrative law as my top two choices. 

During the selection process, I spoke to my 2L friends who gave me great advice on professors they liked and how the classes were organized. Who would be teaching the class ultimately played a big role in the courses I selected, and I was very fortunate to have so many experts in the legal field to choose from. International law has been a fantastic experience for me so far and has quickly become one of my favorite classes. Professor Glazier said the class would be “ripped from the headlines,” and the class has been an incredible resource for learning about the important issues our world is facing today. Today in particular, professor Glazier pivoted from our usual course schedule to a special class on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was a very engaging class and provided a fascinating look into the international legality behind the events that have transpired in recent days.

My advice to any future 1Ls would be to do some research on the professors teaching the elective courses to decide if their style would be a good fit for you and to choose a class based on your interests. They are definitely some of the more “fun” first year classes, and are sure to be a great experience no matter which path you go down.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

1L Elective

Law school can feel like a bubble and within that bubble there is comparison and hardship.  I went through the latter in my first semester. Law school is a huge learning curve for everyone and in all honesty, my first semester grades were disappointing because I knew that they did not represent how well I know I can do.  I ended up in Privacy Torts and I was truly mortified. I thought this would alienate me from the rest of my peers.  But when I showed up on the first day of class, I saw so many familiar faces that it felt like any other class I have taken at Loyola.  I actually LOVE my elective course. I am very interested in going into entertainment law and privacy fits into this world so well.  Learning about privacy rights, exposure, and diving into the world of public figures has kept me on my toes and leaves me more and more interested in entertainment and media law. 

All of this to say that Loyola offers a wide variety of electives.  Everyone ends up in something different and it is really nice to be able to explore a topic outside of the fundamental legal courses.  Some of my friends are taking immigration law or international law and everyone seems to enjoy their courses.  I think being able to take an elective in your first year helps you view your career in the long run which I am truly grateful for. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

1L Elective

The 1L elective that I am taking this semester is Law and Process: Privacy Torts. I didn’t do so well on my exams last semester, so I was placed in that class for my 1L elective. LLS has an academic success program to help students with tips and skills for studying, outlining, and test taking. Students who have a GPA lower than 2.85 after their first semester will be placed in the Law and Process: Privacy Torts class. 

The privacy torts class expands on the four privacy torts that were briefly covered in our Torts class: (1) Intrusion Upon Seclusion, (2) Public Disclosure of Private Facts, (3) Appropriation of Name or Likeness, and (4) False Light. So far, my class has covered Intrusion Upon Seclusion and is finishing up with Public Disclosure of Private Facts. The material that I’m learning right now is very applicable to our lives currently, especially when privacy and media coverage appear to be very controversial topics. This class has gotten me to think critically about how privacy and the media impact our lives… Do we really have privacy when all of us are carrying a device in our pockets that is capable of audio and video recording? What are the limits to what a newspaper or media company can rightfully publish that does not invade a person’s private information? 

Besides learning about privacy and the media and reading the casebook, I am also reading a book for class titled Mastering the Law School Exam. It’s a comprehensive guide that has helped me adjust the way I tackle exams like how to analyze a hypothetical, how to model my answer, and how to improve on multiple choice questions. 

The concepts we cover in class have also interested me into looking into the legal parameters of journalism and how the law would intersect with journalism. With so many interesting concepts and classes that I have been taking in law school, it’s so hard to imagine one day having to choose a field of law to pursue and practice in.

Friday, April 15, 2022

I Love Loyola

Growing up, I was never the type of person who loved school. Even in college, I enjoyed learning, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I loved school. That has changed since I got to Loyola. I not only love what I’m learning, but I love the community and ideals of Loyola as well. 

The thing I love most about Loyola is our dedication to public service. The amount of public interest organizations and the pro bono graduation requirement are just some of the ways Loyola shows its dedication to public service, and there are plenty more. Advocacy and serving our community are huge parts of being a Loyola student, and as someone who wants to go into public interest law, I love being a part of a community who takes public service as seriously as I do. 

I also love the Loyola community. At Loyola, everyone is encouraging, supportive, and more than willing to help one another. We have multiple mentorship opportunities, social gatherings (with COVID protocols in mind, of course), and other opportunities to support one another. Organizations will send out encouraging emails during finals or midterm time, set up coffee bars for student’s caffeine needs, and send out advice for students to prioritize our mental health during the chaos that is law school. Even the faculty and professors do everything they can to help and encourage students. 

Before coming to Loyola, I never imagined I would be able to say I actually loved school, but I am so happy that I do. Law school is hard, and loving the school you’re at can do so much in making your experience enjoyable even through the hard times. I’m so glad I found a school I love at Loyola and hope to fall more in love in the next two years. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Love Is In the Air

Law school attracts lovers & fighters alike, but no matter what end of the spectrum you lean towards, there’s so much to love at Loyola. I, like most people at Loyola, will tell you that the community is the thing they love most about this law school, but that’s not the only thing that I love. So, without further ado, here is a short list of things I love about Loyola Law School.

1. The Community: I could probably write a whole post about how much the community as Loyola has, in many ways, made my experience. But to avoid getting too sentimental in my last semester, I’ll distill it. You may have heard that law is a reading & writing profession, which is true, but it is also a profession of people. The work you do in law school is long, stressful, and arduous; and most people outside of law school can’t understand the experience the way other students can. Having friends to commiserate with, faculty to support your learning process, and a career center to ease your transition from student to attorney, makes this process much more enjoyable.

2. Sonia’s Café: So even though Loyola is not on a large campus attached to an undergraduate college where a big food court probably exists, Sonia’s café is always something I point out as one of my favorite spots on campus when I’m giving campus tours. The library may be the brain of the campus but Sonia’s is truly the heart and soul. There’s rarely an hour of the day that you can’t find someone in Sonia’s getting a coffee, grabbing a quick bite to eat, or meeting up with friends. And there’s a rotating menu which means that I can pick up lunch on campus almost every day and not get bored.

3. Parking: Now, this one may seem humorous, but for anyone who has spent time in LA before, you’ll know that parking is a huge blessing when you can find it. The easiest way to get me to not go somewhere in LA is to not have a good parking situation.  Luckily, the law school is one place I never have to worry about finding parking. Even though Loyola has a fairly large student body, I’ve never had a problem finding parking on campus. I attribute most of my parking success to the fact that there are two hour-long breaks (12-1pm and 5-6pm) between classes where a lot of students will leave and others will come in, so there’s always a good cycle of parking spots available throughout the day.

4. Variety of Classes: While 1L classes are fairly ubiquitous across the board, Loyola offers so many different classes for 2L’s and 3L’s that you can explore any interest you have. Between clinics, classes, and experiential units, there’s something for everyone. I’ve taken classes that range from entertainment law, to family law, to business law – sometimes all in one semester. I love that I get to explore different areas of law from the comfort of a classroom so that I can make more informed decisions about where I want to end up after graduation.

If you get a chance to take a tour, talk to a current student, or chat with an alumnus, I definitely recommend you do so you can experience first-hand all the wonderful things this school has to offer! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Building Relationships with Professors

Hello again, Jury of Peers! Today we are talking about professors and let me say, the people at Loyola are my favorite part of law school, professors included. 

Law professors are an integral part of the law school experience, not only because they teach you how the law works but also because they provide you with a valuable resource: connection. And like most things in law school this is a three-prong analysis. 

The first type of connection professors provide is to the law itself. Loyola professors are at the top of their fields which means they’re not only leading scholars in their field but they’ve also experienced the way their area of law works in numerous real-life situations. Students at Loyola are so curious-minded and our professors encourage us to come to them and parse out our questions, no matter how detailed. Professors want to share their experience with you and often times have great stories to help put abstract legal concepts in a context that is more manageable. 

The second type of connection that professors provide is to the students themselves. Law school isn’t like undergrad where the professors teach many different classes and see hundreds of different faces every semester. Law school (and the legal profession) is much more insulated, so the professors really make an effort to learn things about their students and forge meaningful connections with them. Most every professor I’ve had since 1L has remembered my name when I’ve seen them on campus after the class was over which is a really great feeling. 

The third type of connection that professors provide is, well, connections. Because many of our professors have been teaching for multiple years and had amazing careers before becoming professors, they know a lot of people in the legal community and can actually help students get jobs, internships, and informational interviews. Most professors are also very willing to write letters of recommendation and reach out to their colleagues to help students make connections to other people in the legal field. Professors will also put you in contact with alumni that are practicing in an area that you’re interested in so you can get the perspective of a current working attorney. 

Overall, the professors at Loyola really mean it when they say they want to help you succeed. Many will even give you their personal phone numbers so you can text them with questions. I’m very grateful that the faculty at LLS really cares about their students because it makes the experience of law school feel less like an information tornado and more like a transformational enlightenment. I can feel how their influence has changed the way I look at and think about the world in almost everything I do. If you ever get a chance to meet a Loyola professor, absolutely take the opportunity to talk to them about their experiences and ask them questions!

Friday, April 8, 2022

I Love Loyola

One of the best things about Loyola is that I have never felt like a faceless number to better statistics. From admissions to being a student, I feel like the administration truly cares about me as a person – I had a name, a face, a story that goes well beyond my LSAT score and GPA. Loyola cares more about the human aspect of their students than most. 

This experience is part of the reason I was so excited to come to Loyola! 

And now that I’m a student, I can tell my professors feel the same way. Instead of focusing on making sure we are all getting the best grades possible and be the best law students possible, my professors want to ensure that we are all going to become the best attorneys possible. And while, yes, grades are important, it is far more important to my professors that we are learning the material to a degree that will equate to good practice when we get summer jobs and post-graduation. 

My friends feel the same way and it is a joy to get to experience together. While some of us were not as happy with our fall semester grades, that ultimately won’t matter. Because while we are working so hard in classes, we are ultimately not striving to become the best law students ever (Elle Woods might have that title). We are striving to become the best attorneys – to make the difference outside of law school. 

Loyola encourages this idea. Ultimately, they want their students – as people, not numbers – to engage with the material and learn it as best we can so we can leave law school knowing how to practice the law. 

Being a student is temporary (even though the semesters might feel oh-so long) – a short term stop on the path of where we’re all trying to go. But being an engaged active community member representing their community and practicing the law – that’s long term. 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

I Love Loyola

Coming into law school, I felt very nervous and did not know what to expect. However, over the course of the school year, I have felt increasingly comfortable and welcomed. During the Fall semester, one of my friends mentioned that she felt a sense of community here at Loyola. I did understand what she meant but I did not feel I could relate at first. Now, I completely relate and it is one of my favorite things about being a Loyola student. I think a major reason why I have felt such a change is building connections with my peers and with the professors. I have also made an effort to meet with one of my mentors (a Loyola alumna) more often. My peers, mentors, professors, and others like Dean Craig have made me feel supported in so many ways. It is SO important to build connections and to have a support system. It is common sense that if we do not create connections, we will be disconnected and feel disconnected, but I guess it took me some time to discover this idea as it applies here in law school. In short, what I love the most about being at Loyola is the sense of community and the amazing people I have had the privilege of befriending. If you are out there wondering if law school is meant for you, I am telling you that it is. If you are wondering if Loyola is the right fit for you, I am reassuring you that it is. Not only are the people, courses, staff, and experiences great . . . but we also have Starbucks . . . I am a coffee addict like most of us here, so I must admit coffee might be my truest love on campus. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

I Love Loyola

In just a few weeks, I will officially be halfway through my final semester of law school. Knowing that my time at Loyola is coming to an end has me feeling somewhat conflicted. On the one hand, there’s a lot to be excited about: graduation (I’m especially looking forward to donning the gown and throwing my cap in the air à la Elle Woods), reuniting with friends and family I haven’t seen in almost a year, and generally just moving into the next phase of my life. On the other hand, I’m sad to leave this chapter behind, because there’s so much that I love about Loyola, and I already know I’ll miss it all so much come graduation.

I’ll miss the campus itself, which is just the right size: large enough not to be boring, but small enough to feel cozy. In fact, it didn’t take long for the campus to be full of familiar faces – nowadays, I will almost always bump into at least one person I know while heading to my next class. If we’re headed in the same direction, we’ll usually complain about how stressed we are, then comment on how (ridiculously) great the weather is. Sure, we sound like broken records, but it’s nice to know we’re all in the same boat (aka stressed and tired).

I’ll miss the professors at Loyola, who have remained consistently helpful and accommodating throughout my time at Loyola. Professors will regularly send emails extending an invitation to attend office hours, leaving the impression that they genuinely want you to succeed. This is especially the case right before exams: emails are answered within 24 hours despite the professors being very busy themselves, extra office hours and Q&A sessions are scheduled, and student feedback is taken into consideration on how the review sessions should be held to be most effective and conductive to our studying.

There is so much I love and will miss about Loyola, and I could probably spend another two pages monologuing about this topic, so I’ll end this (already overly long) blog post with the one thing I’ll miss most, which is the friends that I have made in LA. Moving far from home to attend Loyola, I’ll admit that I was quite nervous in the beginning: I was worried that I’d be homesick and lonely, stuck in a different continent without my friends and family. However, those worries dissipated within my first month of being here. I have made the most wonderful group of friends here, and they’ve made this new city feel like home.

In short, while I look forward to what the future will bring, I have loved every minute of attending Loyola (even exam period!). I wish that time would move slower so I can linger on this chapter for just a bit longer. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

I Love Loyola

This February, the season of love, I encourage all of us to look at the relationships in our lives and celebrate them, whether they are from family, friends, or significant others. Last weekend, as I was volunteering for an LMU Loyola Law School Admissions Event, I was really reminded of why I love Loyola. Getting the opportunity as an Admissions Ambassador to connect with prospective students, from the evening to the day program alike, was a great reminder of the many things that I love about Loyola. One of the things I found that I was always telling students about was the relationships that I have formed during my time here. I have had the honor to experience great mentorship, from fellow students and alumni alike. Especially in my 1L year, I feel that the faculty and my professors were really inviting and willing to help through the challenges that is the 1L year. As I was speaking to prospective students, I was happy to share about all of the different affinity groups and clinical opportunities that we have on campus. It reminded me that one of the things I really love about Loyola is the fact that no matter what students were interested in, I was comfortable letting them know there are opportunities at Loyola waiting for them. I really am grateful to have this opportunity, and this Valentine's Day season, I encourage you all to celebrate the love you have for the things in your life, whether it is inside or outside the courtroom or the classroom!

Monday, April 4, 2022

I Love Loyola

Law school is a major source of stress in my life, however, there are certain aspects of it that I absolutely love. First and foremost, I love the sense of community and friendships it has given me at this stage of my life. Loyola has been everything I hoped it to be in terms of a supportive and collegial environment. I have made lots of like-minded friends and look forward to spending time with them at school, and in my free time. As a recent college graduate, one of my biggest concerns about leaving undergrad was losing the sense of community I had established. Entering adulthood seemed like I would have less free time, and less opportunities to hang out with people. I consider myself to be a very social person, and I hoped law school would provide me with a similar community, despite it being a more professional setting than undergrad with people at different points in their life. Fortunately, everyone has been great, and I can tell I’ve already established many long-term friendships. 

Aside from the amazing connections I’ve made, I also love my classes. Each class in some way pertains to something I am deeply passionate about and getting to experience that every day has been a fantastic experience so far. Law school has provided me the focused learning experience that I hoped for, and I am looking forward to continuing with increasingly specialized classes in years two and three. What strikes me as unique about Loyola is how much the students are encouraged to discover and pursue the endeavors they are passionate about. Superficial priorities such as chasing prestige or certain salaries are not emphasized (although the opportunities are certainly there for those interested.) I believe this has produced a very happy and comfortable learning environment and I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.

Friday, April 1, 2022

One of a Kind Faculty

I have mentioned this in past blog posts before but what I truly love about Loyola is the faculty.  The professors at Loyola leave a positive impact on every single class I am a part of.  One of my biggest fears about coming to law school was having to come across professors that were intimidating and unhelpful to students. You always hear horror stories about law professors putting students on the spot and making them uncomfortable. However, I truly never felt this at Loyola.  Loyola’s professors are kind and approachable and every single one I have had has helped me tremendously.  You can really tell that they care about not only the academic successes of their students but also their wellbeing.  I got COVID in the beginning of Spring semester and all my professors reached out to me to make sure that I was doing okay.  I was so grateful for them during this time.  I think the faculty at Loyola really makes the student experience unlike any other law school.  I don’t think Loyola would feel like “home” if it weren’t for the incredible faculty. 

I have been reflecting on this for a few weeks now and talking to my friends about our Loyola experience. While we all had different experiences regarding law school, we all can agree on one thing, if it weren’t for the incredible faculty, Loyola would not be the same.  I really feel that the faculty has made me love Loyola more than I originally thought I would.