In Brief -- eNewsletter of Loyola Law School volume 18, issue 33
May 13, 2019
In Brief Archives
  Alumni Profile
George A. Rios III '14, Associate
Stark & D'Ambrosio LLP

  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


  • Congratulations Graduates!

    Good Luck for those of you taking the Bar Examination!

  • Looking for a singer for Commencement

    Are you a graduating next month and would love an opportunity to showcase your vocal talent in front of your peers? We are looking for a graduating student to sing the national anthem at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Please submit a sample recording to = if you are interested. If you don't have a recording but want to audition, send us email and we will set up a time for you to show us what you got!



    Do you play an instrument or sing? The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, Legal Voices and Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers are looking for musicians and singers who are lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff. The orchestra and chorus are gearing up for their 10th Annual Disney Hall Concert Extraordinaire on Saturday, June 29. The mission of this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is to bring the legal community together and to raise funds for those who cannot afford legal services and other charitable causes. They are auditioning ALL instruments and vocalists.

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  • Summer 2019 Clinical Mediation Opportunity for FIRST YEAR LAW STUDENTS - INTERVIEW NOW!

    Interested in completing your pro bono hours this summer?

    The Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution's Conciliation & Mediation Assistance Clinic (C-MAC) is interviewing for Summer & Fall of 2019! At C-MAC, students earn units, satisfy pro bono, and/or get paid (work study positions available) while getting invaluable hands-on mediation (in-person) and conciliation (by telephone) experience. Students do intake work, convening, conciliation and co-mediation on a wide variety of cases including but not limited to divorce/family, neighbor-neighbor, landlord-tenant and consumer-debt disputes. Students may also participate in our Dependency Court Mediation Program (DC-MAC) if available on Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Please contact or call 213-736-1083 to sign up for the group interview taking place this Tuesday April 23rd at 5pm and or for more information.


  • The Wellness Calendar for the week is available here:

  • The 2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. Interested applicants must submit an original, unpublished essay on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism by July 1, 2019.

  • Students interested in applying to become a member of the 2020 Loyola team for the State Bar Section of Environmental Law Negotiations Competition should contact Professor Selmi ( =


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

  • 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.

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  • Public Interest Law Department seeking 2019 summer work-study students: The PI Department needs both full and part-time students to assist Professor Sande Buhai with legal research and writing and update the LLS Approved Pro Bono Organization contact lists. Light office work or assistance with events may also be required. Students will be paid subject to work-study regulations. Office hours are flexible and may be worked around a student's course schedule. Applicants may not be enrolled in a course taught by Professor Buhai during the 2019 summer session. Interested students should send a resume and unofficial transcript to Professor Buhai at

  • Summer Work Study Opportunity: The Federal Trial of the Kent State Eight: Justice Denied May 4, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the deaths of four students at Kent State University in Ohio, shot by National Guardsmen during a campus protest against the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. This project will examine the federal trial of the eight guardsmen charged with violating the students’ civil rights. The research assistant will conduct legal research, review documents, and perform other duties as assigned. The supervising professor is Daniel Jacobs, formerly a Justice Department lawyer, and author of “BP Blowout: Inside the Gulf Oil Disaster” (Brookings Institution Press: 2016).

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