In Brief -- eNewsletter of Loyola Law School volume 18, issue 12
November 12, 2018
In Brief Archives
  Alumni Profile
Courtney A. Morgan-Greene '06
Humberto R. Gray, A Professional Law Corporation

  What's Happening
Activities sponsored by student groups and organizations
Academic, administrative, faculty-led and other Law School-coordinated happenings

  What's Due & What's New
Scholarship, registration, financial aid and other critical submission dates


  Who's Hiring
Work-study and other positions
Legal jobs, field placements, private placements, entertainment placements, and pro bono opportunities.


  All-Campus Announcements


  • Advising Cannabis Businesses: The Practioners' Perspective

    November 13, 2018

    Robinson Courtroom G102


    Panelists: Richard Ormond and Oren Bitan, partners who practice in Buchalter's downtown LA office, have extensive experience representing banks, private investors and real property developers, in addition to advising cannabis businesses on a wide variety of issues. Moderated by: Professors Therese Maynard and Shannon Trevino Lunch Provided. Please RSVP to by November 8, 2018.

  • The music salon is "…a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through music and conversation.” These gatherings consciously aim to please and to educate. Loyola will host its fourth Jazz Salon on Tuesday, November 13. This Salon will increase participants’ knowledge of American jazz great and Los Angeles fixture Charles Mingus. It will include discussion of this multi-talented bassist, and feature a varied selection of his celebrated recordings. This Salon will be led by fourth year evening student Geoffrey Gallegos, a multi- talented musician, arranger and conductor in his own right. The Jazz Salon will be held in the Multicultural Room, Casassa 404, and will run from noon – 12:50 p.m.

    While the session is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch), the law school will provide liquid refreshments. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. Please come join our Jazz Salon next Tuesday. This gathering will consciously aim to please!!!!!!

  • Please join us on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 for a presentation by LAPD on crime prevention, both on and off campus and tips on how to be responsible for your safety and the safety of others in the LLS community.

    From 12:30pm-1:10 pm in Merrifield Hall.

    Pizza and drinks (water and soda) will be served.

    Think Safety Be Safe

  • Donuts with the Deans

    November 14, 2018

    Please join the Deans for donuts from

    9:30-10:30 am Rains Library entrance

    5:00-6:00 pm in Founders Hall Lobby

    *while supplies last.

    Click More for Flyer

  • The National Dialogue on Race: An examination of race through the lens of Jesuit teachings.

    Thursday, November 16, 2018


    The Hill, 4th Floor, Malone

    LMU (Westchester) campus


  • The Wellness Calendar for the week is available here:

  • MARCH 1, 2019 @ 12 NOON: 2019 LOYOLA POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN PUBLIC INTEREST LAW APPLICATION DEADLINE. Loyola Law School Post-Graduate fellowships are offered to four graduates and provide a full salary of $45,000 for one year to each selected fellow. Fellowships are available to Loyola graduates who apply in the year of their graduation or the following year. 2019 applications will be accepted from 2018 and 2019 graduates. For additional information regarding the fellowship program, application, instructions, and criteria, please click "Go":


  • Click "More " below for a list of recurring writing competitions, requirements and due dates:

  • Deron Castro departed this Earth too soon and a writing competition has been set up in his honor. Halscott Megaro, P.A. will be hosting its Annual Essay Writing Competition, which is open to all current full-time and part-time enrolled students in an ABA accredited law school. One winner will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 scholarship award from the Deron Castro Memorial Scholarship. Plese click "Go" below for more information.

  • The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2018. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss novel issues, innovative ideas, or fresh perspectives on the following areas affecting labor and employment in the U.S. and/or abroad that would be noteworthy to the U.S.: a public policy issue; practical implications of a leading case or doctrine; a statute or the need for statutory modification; or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country. Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources. We discourage students from writing articles about a recent Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court, unless the article is novel and focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court’s decision. Prizes are as follows: First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author of the first-place paper will be a guest at the annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.

    Click More below:


    The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce its 2019 annual writing competition to recognize significant written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law in the following categories:

    (a) books

    (b) publishable articles, book chapters, or substantial book reviews by a professional in the field

    (c) publishable student case notes, articles, or comments

    The awards include cash payments of $5000, $3500, and $1500, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2019 meeting of the College, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia in late March 2019. In any given year, depending on submissions, awards may be made in all, some or no categories.

    Eligible entries must discuss an aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible. However, works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on U.S. consumer financial services.

    Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2017, and December 1, 2018. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2018. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format. All entries should be submitted in electronic format via email to the e-mail addresses at the end of this announcement.

    The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to U.S. consumer financial services law over an extended period of time. Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.

    Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to:

    Elizabeth C. Yen, ACCFSL Annual Writing Competition Chair Hudson Cook, LLP

    Click "More" for email address for submissions

  • Chase Rubin is offering a $1000 scholarship opportunity to eligible high school, college, and university students. You can find full details regarding eligibility, applying, winner selection, and more below. Eligibility Requirements: Current high school students graduating in 2019 that have already been accepted into an accredited college or university. Current college students who haven’t reached their final year of school. Guidelines: Eligible students can enter by submitting a 500-word essay on the following topic, “What is one place that you have traveled to that helped shape your life?” If you haven’t traveled very often, the question can be modified to be “What is one place that you would like to travel that you think would help shape your life?” The essay must be submitted by January 31st, 2019. Application Process: Fill out the form below completely to apply for this scholarship opportunity.

    Submission Deadline:

    January 31, 2019

    Winner Selection:

    A winner will be selected and contacted during February 2019 by Chase Rubin or his representative. Once contacted, the winner has two weeks to respond before a winner up is selected. Once the winner responds the scholarship will be sent to their school’s financial aid office.

    Click "Go" below for more information:


  • Our weekly Catholic Eucharistic celebration takes place every Wednesday at 12:10pm in the Chapel of the Advocate here on the LLS campus during the academic year. Everyone is welcome! Our mass is offered for the intentions of our LLS community; if you have a special intention you would like for us to pray for, please let Fr. Pham know ( Additionally, Fr. Pham is available for pastoral counseling and sacramental preparation as well; please contact him if you have any questions.

  • SPECIAL OFFER: For Loyola Students ONLY, purchase a three performance subscription to live theater for only $37.50 for all three shows. First five Loyola students to purchase subscriptions will get two tickets to a fantastic 1920’s themed Speakeasy Party, Performance, and Dinner on November 3; a $600 value! This great offer is courtesy of Loyola alumnus and Long Beach Opera Board Member Vincent Pollmeier. The shows “Season of Justice” are inspired by Martin Luther King’s quote “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” LBO presents a season that considers what justice means and how it can be represented in music and theater. LBO’s three operas all examine justice from different points of view, including • “The Black Cat,” an Edgar Allan Poe story about a man on death row reliving the events that brought him there, and including the music of J.S. Bach and David Sylvian • “In the Penal Colony,” a Kafka story set to music by Phillip Glass in which an explorer visits an island where blind conformity has no rational connection between crime and punishment. • “The Central Park Five” details the true story of five African American and Latino teenagers who were unjustly imprisoned for crimes they did not commit, and how their lives, and discussions of race and the justice system in this country were affected by the case. Purchase your subscription series today at Please be sure to select “Student Subscriptions” to get the discounted price and to be considered for the LBO Gala Dinner on November 3rd, which is a fantastic party featuring dinner, entertainment and auctions, all within a 1920’s Speakeasy theme. Gala tickets include admission to Steve Reich’s video opera “Three Tales,” which details 20th century technological advances and their implications for society, in addition to the Speakeasy party and dinner, which is valued at $300 for each ticket. Students must use a valid email address in order to be eligible for the tickets to the Gala when purchasing the student subscription. See what justice looks like live on stage. Visit for Student Subscriptions or call the box office at 562.470-7464. For more information about LBO’s season of justice, Clcik More below:

  • Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, an award winning employment, labor and business immigration law firm recognized for protecting employers with workforces in California announces Serafin H. Tagarao joining their Irvine team. Tagarao brings to the firm experience in defending companies of all sizes against class action claims, Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions and Private Attorneys General Act claims. He advises employers on how to manage employment risks and contributes to federal and state compliance policies, including employer handbooks. Tagarao is a graduate of Loyola Law School, where he was the Chief Production Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review.

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