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Why New Orleans?

New Orleans is a vibrant city on its own, and its legal community is just as active. A number of regional and national firms have offices in New Orleans, as do many large, medium, and boutique law firms based in Louisiana.

The College of Law offers many different areas of focus to serve a diverse population of corporations, entrepreneurs, environmental interests, entertainers, local and federal government agencies, military needs, international interests, families, and the community at large.

New Orleans is also a major center for the federal and state judicial systems. At the state level, it is the home of the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and numerous district courts with civil and criminal jurisdiction. At the federal level, it is the home of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, as well as various federal administrative courts.

New Orleans, with its traditions and exciting landscape, serves as the perfect backdrop for learning and working toward justice.


New Orleans is home to a number of top-notch museums, including The National World War II MuseumThe New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Artthe Contemporary Arts Center New OrleansThe Cabildo


Some of the nation's most unique and popular festivals are based in New Orleans, including Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Voodoo Music + Arts ExperienceFrench Quarter Festival, and dozens more.


Though New Orleans has long been considered the American epicenter of Jazz and Blues music, the city features more than 80 live music venues that play host to folk, Cajun, funk, rock, and R&B music. 


New Orleans is the nation's ultimate culinary melting pot! Well over 1,000 restaurants span the Greater New Orleans area.  Whether you're looking for Creole and Cajun specialties, traditional Southern home-cooking, cutting-edge gastronomical delights, European-style fare, or the freshest seafood in the South, you'll surely find it in the Big Easy


The Crescent City is home to the New Orleans Saints NFL football team, the New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball team, the New Orleans Zephyrs AAA baseball team, and the New Orleans Jesters National Premier League Soccer team. For a full listing of New Orleans sporting teams and events, please visit


We invite you to discover Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in person. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule an individual visit or group information session to experience the sights and sounds of Loyola and New Orleans. 

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