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Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213.736.1074; Fax: 213.736.6523
E-mail: admissions@lls.edu; Website: www.lls.edu

n Law School and Campus                                               A Graduate Certificate in International Business will be
                                                                      awarded with the MBA.
Loyola Law School was founded in 1920 and is one of                      The dual-degree program provides for the achievement of
California’s largest law schools. Having graduated more than          both degrees in four years instead of the five normally required
13,000 men and women, Loyola has had a profound effect on             to complete the degree programs separately. The program is
the legal profession and on American history. Known best for          only open to full-time day students. Students may receive up to
producing many of our nation’s most exciting and influential          12 units of business classes toward the 87 units required to earn
attorneys, Loyola instills in its graduates a deep commitment         a JD, and may be allowed to count up to 12 units of law classes
to public service and ethical practice while emphasizing the          toward the 54 units required to earn an MBA.
philosophical, analytical, and professional skills essential to the      Applicants must apply and be accepted separately to the
lawyering process.                                                    Law School and the MBA program. Applicants must also apply
   The Law School, a division of Loyola Marymount University          and be accepted to the JD/MBA program. Applications for the
(LMU), includes 1,350 full-time day and part-time evening             MBA and JD/MBA program may be submitted in the same
students, nearly 140 full-time and adjunct faculty, and 110           year as the Law School application or during the first year of
administrative and technical staff. Housed on a modern,               law school. Interested applicants should contact the LMU
innovative campus, including eight buildings, a spacious              College of Business Administration to request an application
parking facility, green lawns, and athletic courts, Loyola            for the MBA program and the Law School Office of Admissions
encompasses an entire city block in downtown Los Angeles.             to request an application for the JD/MBA program.
The campus, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is both
unique and inviting.                                                  n Faculty
   The William M. Rains Law Library is one of the largest
private law libraries in the western United States, providing         The faculty is composed of scholars who publish innovative
extensive research capabilities with a collection of over 550,000     theories, influencing the development and direction of the legal
volumes and the latest advances in information technology.            profession. They draft hundreds of scholarly articles and
                                                                      books, advise law firms and agencies on recent developments,
n Juris Doctor                                                        and lecture at universities around the world. They also include
                                                                      seasoned attorneys with extensive and varied practice
The Juris Doctor prepares students to be effective lawyers and        experience as United States Supreme Court clerks, public
judges in any jurisdiction in the United States. Loyola recognizes    interest lawyers, agency chiefs, and law firm partners. But most
that a quality education must do more than simply prepare a           importantly, the Loyola faculty are exceptional teachers who
student to file a lawsuit or draft a contract. The program is         maintain an open-door policy to encourage free and
designed to teach students to think and reason critically. The        continuous interaction with their students.
faculty strives to instill in students a respect and appreciation
for the law and a desire to improve the society in which we           n Curriculum
live. The Juris Doctor is offered in both a full-time, three-year
day division and a part-time, four-year evening division.             The curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and
                                                                      skills that will enable students to become excellent practicing
n Master of Laws                                                      lawyers. The curriculum integrates traditional instruction in
                                                                      legal doctrine and theory with a special commitment to the
Loyola also offers two Master of Laws (LLM) degrees—one               development of legal skills.
in Taxation and another in American Law and International                The Law School has a wide variety of course offerings and
Legal Practice. The LLM in Taxation degree distinguishes              seminars in business/corporate law, commercial law,
tax specialists by its advanced legal theory, tax policy, and         constitutional and civil rights law, criminal law, environmental
scholarship. Law students can take advanced tax courses for           law, entertainment/sports law, intellectual property law,
double credit—counting toward both the Juris Doctor and the           international law, jurisprudence, law and social policy,
LLM in Taxation. The Master of Laws program in American               litigation and legal skills, personal injury law, property law,
Law and International Legal Practice provides American and            public interest law, and taxation law.
international law school graduates with the unique opportunity
to earn an American LLM from Loyola while attending the               n Innovative Programs
University of Bologna, a premiere European university.
                                                                      Loyola demonstrates its commitment to public service by
n JD/MBA and International JD/MBA                                     requiring all students to donate 40 hours to working in the
                                                                      public interest sector. The Public Interest Law Department
Loyola Law School and the Graduate Program of the College of          coordinates public interest activities, counsels students about
Business Administration of Loyola Marymount University                law practice and fellowships, and administers the five public
offer a dual-degree program in law and business. Graduates of         service programs. The Entertainment Law Practicum provides
the program receive the Juris Doctor degree (JD) and the              students with an opportunity to get hands-on experience
Master of Business Administration (MBA). The International            through field placements at television networks, major movie
Master of Business Administration program may also be                 studios, record companies, talent agencies, and entertainment
completed concurrently with the Law School curriculum.                law firms. International programs allow upper-division

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students to study abroad in Costa Rica, China, Italy, and                           annually. Graduates are employed by the nation’s most
London. The Center for Ethical Lawyering is one of Loyola’s                         prestigious private and public legal organizations.
greatest strengths, featuring specialized training courses and
externships designed to prepare students for the courtroom.                         n Admission/Financial Aid/Scholarships
Loyola students have won numerous international and
national moot court competitions in recent years.                                   Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis.
                                                                                    Deadlines are February 1 for the day program and April 11
n Career Services                                                                   for the evening program. Early applicants have greater
                                                                                    prospects for gaining admission and receiving scholarship
The Office of Career Services offers a wealth of services,                          awards. Three different types of scholarships are awarded:
programs, and resources to students and alumni. A large                             merit, diversity/merit, and public interest/merit. Financial aid
professional staff counsels and assists students and graduates                      to cover education and personal expenses is available to all
in the job development process. Hundreds of national,                               qualifying applicants.
international, and regional employers recruit from Loyola

 Applicant Profile
  Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  This grid includes only applicants who earned 120–180 LSAT scores under standard administrations.
                                                                                  GPA
    LSAT         3.75 +       3.50–3.74      3.25–3.49   3.00–3.24    2.75–2.99     2.50–2.74    2.25–2.49   2.00–2.24   Below 2.00    No GPA        Total
    Score     Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm
   175–180       1        1    2       2      3      3    1      1     2      0         1   0     0      0     0     0     0     0      0     0    10        7
   170–174       5        4    15      14    12     10    4      2     5      1         3    1    0      0     1     0     2     1      0     0    47        33
   165–169     52     49       82      80    73     68    62    41    25     12     11      4     3      1     3     0     0     0      3     2   314    257
   160–164    125    124      221     208   202    184   160    82    78     27     35      10    17     7     9     3     1     0     12     4   860    649
   155–159    156     71      329     128   327    102   232    44   148     25     56      10   23      1     6     0     0     0     21     3   1298   384
   150–154     97         9   205      30   271     34   199    14   140      3     55      2    31      1     6     0     0     0     12     1   1016       94
   145–149     37         0    68      2    133      2   139     1    87      0     69       0    38     0     6     0     2     0     18     0   597         5
   140–144     11         0    31      0     49      0    71     0    62      0     36       0    13     0    10     0     1     0      9     0   293         0
   135–139       2        0    6       0     14      0    19     0    17      0     28       0    13     0     7     0     2     0      9     0   117        0
   130–134       1        0    1       0      4      0    6      0     6      0         5    0    6      0     4     0     0     0      3     0    36        0
   125–129       0        0    0       0      0      0    0      0     1      0         1    0    1      0     0     0     0     0      1     0     4        0
   120–124       0        0    0       0      0      0    1      0     0      0         1    0    2      0     0     0     0     0      0     0     4        0
     Total    487    258      960     464   1088   403   894   185   571     68    301      27   147    10    52     3     8     1     88    10   4596   1429

  Apps = Number of Applicants
  Adm = Number Admitted
  Represents 99% of applicant pool.




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