College of Law Mission Statement
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law was established in 1914. In the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor, pursuit of justice, and service to others, the College of Law has as its mission to educate future members of the Bar to be skilled advocates and sensitive counselors-at-law committed to ethical norms in pursuit of dignity for all. The College of Law offers both civil law and common law curriculums, full time day and part-time evening programs, as well as three joint degree programs. Critical and analytical thinking, ethics and professionalism, and a commitment to serve the community of the 21st century are fostered and encouraged. The College of Law faculty is a community of scholars committed to academic excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as service for others.
In May 2015, the faculty voted to adopt a series of learning outcomes after a year of roundtable discussions with alums who are members of the bench and bar. The faculty believe the learning outcomes identified are central to a comprehensive legal education for students at Loyola College of Law. The Outcomes support the law school’s mission statement of “[p]reparing a diverse community of students to be thoughtful counselors, skilled advocates, compassionate leaders in the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor, pursuit of justice, and service to others.”