The Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic
THE LOYOLA SOCIAL JUSTICE LAW CLINIC (LSJLC) is a center focused on providing access to justice to marginalized communities while training the next generation of social justice advocates. The LSJLC houses under one roof numerous clinics focused on a variety of important issues including juvenile criminal defense, immigration, post-conviction relief, tax payer relief, and many others. Taking the approach of a public interest law firm with several specialties, the LSJLC includes more than 20 clinics and provides students with a realistic law practice experience. More importantly, the work we do here matters.
LOYOLA PROJECT FOR THE INNOCENT SECURES RELEASE OF CLIENT IMPRISONED FOR 11 YEARS ON FAULTY CONVICTION
Loyola’s Project for the Innocent has secured the release of Maria Mendez, a grandmother wrongfully convicted of causing the death of her grandson. Mendez served 11 years of a 25-years-to-life sentence.

The release is the culmination of three years of research and investigation by the LPI, which established that Mendez’s conviction relied on what has been determined to be was false testimony.

Learn more at www.lls.edu/ProjectfortheInnocent.
LOYOLA CENTER FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION CELEBRATES
25TH ANNIVERSARY


Loyola Center for Conflict
Resolution (LCCR)LCCR Director Mary Culbert (center).

This year, the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution (LCCR) celebrates 25 years of providing mediation and conciliation services to Angelenos who could not otherwise afford access to justice in disputes involving landlord and tenant, consumer debt, business, employment, family law, dissolutions and reunification and more. Along the way, LCCR students have contributed more than a 100,000 hours of pro bono legal services to the community while serving more than 60,000 clients in about 30,000 cases.

As a tribute to her dedication to the field, the Southern California Mediation Association has named LCCR Director Mary Culbert as the 2017 recipient of its L. Randolph Lowry Award, given annually to a member of the dispute resolution community in recognition of his or hers passion and dedication to the field.

Learn more at www.lls.edu/lccr.
 
CONNECTION TO LOS ANGELES DRAWS STUDENT TO
CLINICAL WORK


Domonique Alcaraz '18

Hear
Domonique
talk about her
experience
with Loyola's
Juvenile
Justice Clinic.Domonique Alcaraz ’18 was drawn to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles due to its connection to the city. As a student, Alcaraz joined Loyola’s Juvenile Justice Clinic, where she represented children in delinquency court to protect children in the criminal justice system and help break the school-to-prison pipeline
LOYOLA IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CLINIC RECEIVES $260K GRANT TO CREATE TRAINING PROGRAMS AIDING CLIENTS FACING DETENTION & DEPORTATION

The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) was again awarded a competitive $260,000 grant from the California Community Foundation as part of the collaborative effort “L.A. Justice Fund” (LAJF) to create new programs to train attorneys and students to provide volunteer immigration relief services.
  LIJC co-founder Emily Robinson consults with a client at
Dolores Mission in downtown Los Angeles.

“With surges in immigration enforcement leading to an increased number of individuals placed in removal proceedings, there has never been a more exigent need for pro bono representation,” said Emily Robinson ’12, LIJC co-founder.

Read more about the LIJC.
CENTER FOR JUVENILE LAW & POLICY CREATES PROGRAM FOR FOSTER YOUTH WITH $1 MILLION GRANT
CJLP Director Sean Kennedy (center) and other clinic staff receive a grant for $1million to help foster youth. CJLP Director Sean Kennedy (center) and other clinic staff receive a grant for $1million to help foster youth.
 
Loyola’s Center for Juvenile Law & Policy (CJLP) was awarded a $1 million competitive grant by the Everychild Foundation to develop an innovative program that will train law students in best practices to represent foster youth involved in both school disciplinary as well as and juvenile justice proceedings.

The unique crossover program, called the Everychild Integrated Education & Legal Advocacy Project (EIELAP), is training 36 law students to assist 300 Los Angeles youth over the course of three years. They will learn to work as part of a collaborative team including education advocates, criminal-defense attorneys and social workers.

Read more about the CJLP's Everychild grant.
Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic Collaborative Family Law Clinic
Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Project Conciliation and Mediation Assistance Clinic
Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic Dependency Court Mediation Assistance Clinic Employment Rights Clinic
International Human Rights Clinic Fashion Law Clinic Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic
Juvenile Justice Clinic Landlord Tenant Clinic Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic
Loyola Project for the Innocent Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic Pro Se Mediation Advocacy Clinic
Workers' Rights Clinic Youth Justice Education Clinic Veterans Justice Clinic


Explore our clinics by visiting https://www.lls.edu/academics/experientiallearning/clinics/learnmore/.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles www.lls.edu/clinics

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