Why I Chose Loyola

Leila Abu-Orf

Leila Abu-Orf

JD Class of 2019, Civil Division

From: New Jersey

Summer Experience: Southern Poverty Law Center, New Orleans

"I chose Loyola because I wanted to go to a law school that is committed to social justice."

Rebecca H. Alvarez

Rebecca H. Alvarez

JD Class of 2019, Common Law Division

From: Texas

Law School Experience: Student practitioner in the Criminal Defense Clinic and Moot Court National Team Coach

"I chose Loyola because of its commitment to Jesuit values and social justice."

Alec Andrade

Alec Andrade

JD Class of 2019, Civil Law

From: Louisiana

After Graduation: Clerking for the Honorable Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2019-2020), then joining the law firm of Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans

"I chose Loyola Law School due to my desire to practice law in New Orleans; I knew that Loyola's strong alumni connections would give me the best chance at establishing relationships with professionals in the local legal community."

Kaitlin Brockett

JD Class of 2019, Common Law, Environmental Law Certificate

From: New York

Summer Experience: Louisiana Attorney General's Office in their Natural Resources Department and the Criminal Litigation section at the Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 in New York

"I chose Loyola because its faculty are really focused on teaching and invested in their students' success."

Monica Mendoza

Monica Mendoza

JD Class of 2019, Common Law

From: Texas

Law School Experience: Coach for the Constitutional Criminal Procedure Moot Court team and Student Practitioner in the Prosecution Clinic

"I was working for a district attorney in Texas before law school with the goal of becoming a prosecutor. I chose Loyola because I knew I'd have the opportunity to build my skills in the Prosecution Clinic."

Andrew Rayford

Andrew Rayford

JD Class of 2020, Common Law

From: Texas

Summer Experience: Law clerk at the Orleans Public Defender

“I chose Loyola because the school believed in me and gave me the opportunity to pursue my goals.”

Anıl Tanyıldız

Anıl Tanyıldız

LL.M. Class of 2016, JD Class of 2018, Common Law, Certificate of International Legal Studies

From: Istanbul, Turkey

After Graduation: Joining White & Case LLP in Houston to work on corporate mergers & acquisitions

"I chose Loyola because its friendly and welcoming environment attracted me."

Claire M. Zeringue

Claire M. Zeringue

JD Class of 2019, Civil Law

From: Louisiana

Law School Experience: Comment Editor, Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law and Alumni Chair, Loyola Moot Court Executive Board

"I'm from New Orleans and I knew I wanted to practice law here, so Loyola was the obvious choice for me."