Loyola Law School

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Loyola Law School is the law school of Loyola Marymount University, a private Jesuit school in Los Angeles, California. Loyola was established in 1920. Like Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (separate and unaffiliated institutions), it is named in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Its campus is located in downtown Los Angeles, separate from the Westchester main university campus, and was designed by Frank Gehry.

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Loyola Law School Admissions

Loyola Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 43% of its applicants. Comparatively, Loyola is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 3627 1533 (42.27%) 268 (7.4%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.28 3.51 3.65
LSAT 156 159 161

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $50,050 $50,050
Part Time $33,502 $33,502

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $30,276
  • Living at home: $17,696

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/31
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 02/01
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Loyola Law School Community

Loyola Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Loyola is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 65
  • Part Time: 67


  • # Female Faculty: 65
  • # Minority Faculty: 18


15.1 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Loyola Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Loyola Law School 1L section size is 34% larger than law schools in California and 36% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Loyola Law School: 229
California Average: 150
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1669
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 238

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 198
  • Law Journals: 215
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 11.9%
  • Second Year: 0.3%
  • Third Year: 0.5%
  • Fourth Year: 5.2%

Loyola Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Loyola Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 81% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 100.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 67.0%
  • Business: 17.0%
  • Government: 5.0%
  • Public Interest: 7.0%
  • Academia: 0.0%
  • California: 93%
  • New York: 1%
  • Florida: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 100.0%
  • First Time Takers: 372
  • Average School: 81.7%
  • Average State: 66.1%
  • Pass Difference: 15.7%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • California: 66.1%
  • Passed: 304 of 372 (81.7%)
  • State Average: 66.1%
  • Difference: 15.7%