In Brief -- eNewsletter of Loyola Law School volume 18, issue 17
January 14, 2019
In Brief Archives
  Alumni Profile
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Ghanooni Law Firm

  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


  • Celebrating Data Privacy Day 2019 - Co-Sponsored by Loyola Law School

    Walking Through the First 72 Hours of a Cyber Incident

    In boardrooms across the nation, one risk stands apart: cybersecurity. Join our experienced practitioners as they teach basic cybertech, along with the business and law of responding to a cyber intrusion. We especially invite mixed guests – business, legal, and technical professionals – to discuss the intersection of law and tech in cyber incidents. Things we’ll cover:

    •Basic tech training. Do you know what your cyber team is talking about when they use terms like RAT (Remote Access Terminal) or SIEM (Security Information & Event Management)? You will after tonight.

    •Public Disclosures. Is an incident material enough to make public? Find out what goes into that thought process.

    •Cyber Forensics. How long does it take for an investigator to find out what happened? What does the report look like? Let’s find out.

    Finally, join us after for drinks and hors d'oeuvres in celebration of Data Privacy Day 2019 – on us.

    Speakers include:

    •Andrew Serwin, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Chairman, National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA); •Robert Kang, Senior Attorney for Cyber and National Security, Southern California Edison, and Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School; and •Pierson Clair, Associate Managing Director, Kroll

    Co-hosted by: •Morrison & Foerster LLP •IAPP KnowledgeNet Los Angeles •Loyola Law School, Los Angeles •National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance •Infragard

    Click More to Register


  • The Wellness Calendar for the week is available here:

  • Hello Students! The Office of Admissions is preparing to host several hundred prospective and admitted students on campus in the upcoming months and we are recruiting current students to act as Ambassadors for Loyola. If you enjoy student life at LLS, we hope you'll consider volunteering a few hours with the Admissions team! The LLS Ambassador program is an excellent way for students to get involved on campus. We will have a range of events for prospective students this spring including campus tours, class visits, information sessions, host days and more. We sometimes ask Ambassadors to accompany us to law fairs, speak on panels, and host pre-law groups from their undergraduate schools. The requirements of an Ambassador are fairly simple - Spring Ambassadors are required to participate in at least two admissions events per semester, and must be in good academic standing. (We encourage 1Ls to participa te!) We are looking for students who are excited about the Loyola experience and are eager to share with prospective students. We also encourage Evening students to apply, as there are opportunities to volunteer after 5pm. Please contact me at by Friday, January 25th if you are interested and would like more information.

  • February 8, 2019 @ 12 Noon: 2018-2019 ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS TRIAL LAWYERS LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE The LA Chapter of ABTL is offering one $2,000 scholarship to a law student, who meets the following criteria, 1) must be a third or fourth year law student, 2) must be in financial need, 3) must demonstrate commitment to public service, and 4) must demonstrate good academic performance with the likeliness of success in the legal profession. To apply, submit a resume, unofficial transcript with class rank, and a brief paragraph addressing the four application criteria to the Public Interest Law Department, FH227, or via email in pdf format to by the deadline. Applications will be reviewed and one recipient will be selected by the Public Interest Law Committee. The one selected award recipient will be required to attend the ABTL award dinner program to receive the award. The award dinner program will be scheduled in April 2019.

  • 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:

  • California Change Lawyers 3L Diversity Scholarship is now open. This scholarship is intended for diverse 3L students who will be sitting for the California Bar Exam in 2019.

    This $5,000 scholarship is intended to cover the cost of bar preparation courses and other costs associated with the bar exam. Furthermore, the scholarship is co-sponsored with statewide bar associations, providing students with networking opportunities that will allow them to find success beyond the bar exam itself. Finally, all recipients will be expected to attend an award ceremony in Orange County, where they will be provided with the scholarship (compensation for travel will be provided.) To apply, and read about the scholarship in further details (along with requirements) please have your student visit our webpage by clicking "Go" below. The deadline to apply is February 4th, 2019. Information around finances and transcripts are required, so please encourage your students to apply before the final deadline date to ensure their application is considered.

    Click Go for more info:

  • 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.

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  • 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:

  • The Southwest Riverside County Bar Association will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship to two students aspiring to become an Attorney.

    Applicants for the Scholarship should live or be from Southwest Riverside County (Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Canyon Lake or Lake Elsinore).

    For additional rules and eligibility click Go below.


  • 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.

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