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Events for Accepted Students

Whether you already know you will be joining us in August or still weighing your options, we encourage you to visit.

At Loyola Law, a rigorous legal education is balanced with a collaborative community of students and educators. Once you visit, you may never want to leave. Please join us for one of our exciting events, with virtual and in-person options available. We can help answer all your questions, introduce you to the types of courses you’ll take, and connect you with your peers and professors. When you’re ready to commit to Loyola, explore our checklist to complete your enrollment


Accepted Students Day is a day just for you! You’ll meet the Dean and faculty members and connect with future classmates and our current students. 

Register for a date:

The College of Law is offering limited in-person group tours. To limit interpersonal interaction, the Office of Law Admissions will not be accepting prospective students in the office. To maintain proper social distancing, Loyola College of Law has implemented safety protocols.

Loyola College of Law is offering a limited availability to sit in on a law school class. Because of our limited availability, prospective students may not bring guests.


Have a few more questions for us before you’re ready to commit? We can’t wait to talk to you. At Loyola Law, we’re proud to foster a personalized experience for every student joining us. Schedule a 30-minute chat to discuss your goals and questions.

We offer a few different ways for you to join us for our open house. Register for our in-person open house in July or browse our virtual open house page with tons of resources and videos to enjoy at your own pace. 


A la carte

  • Can't make it to the January or July Open Houses? Please visit our virtual open house page!

Want to learn more about the College of Law? Please join Assistant Dean of Law Admissions Kimberly Jones in a small, intimate chat about Loyola geared specifically for admitted students. 

Please join us on Thursday, January 28 at 12:30pm for an event designed for the Loyola Community, brought to you by members of the College of Law and the Pre-Law Programs in History and Philosophy. The panel will include:

  • Domestic Terror: A Search for Systemic Solutions
  • Navigating through the Cow Flop of Social Media
  • From the Angry "I" to a More Inclusive "We": Restoring Social Trust after the 1/6 Mob Attack on the U.S. Capitol
  • Democracy (the vote), Guns, Media, and Religion: Why the Constitution is Not Enough
  • Citizens in the Hands of an Angry Mob

Miss the panel? You can watch it here (passcode 5hwm&4Rv).

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law offers its students a joint Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that is designed for those interested in seeking advanced education in both business administration and law. 


During the Spring 2021 semester, we will be offering the following information sessions:

  • Wednesday, January 13 (6:30PM CST) - Virtual JD/MBA Open House. Please use the following link (passcode SqTVd9) to join us!
  • Friday, January 29 (12PM CST) - JD/MBA Facebook Live Q&A with current students and graduates. 
    • Miss the Facebook Live? No problem! You can watch the video here

On September 17th, four college students (Rudy Lombard, Cecil Carter, Oretha Castle Haley, and Sydney Goldfinch, described in the United States Supreme Court Opinion as "three Negro students and one white student") entered the McCrory Five and Ten Cent Store in New Orleans on Canal Street. They sat down at a refreshment counter and were refused service. Although no sign so indicated, the management operated the counter on a segregated basis, serving only white patrons. The restaurant manager, believing that the "unusual circumstance" of Negroes sitting at the counter created an "emergency," asked the petitioners to leave, and when they did not do so, ordered that the counter be closed. Despite no disturbance, the police were called and all four students were arrested, charged and found guilty pursuant to the Louisiana criminal mischief statute. Their convictions were affirmed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Counsel for the four were not deterred. On the strength of a brief written by Loyola Law professor Janet Mary Riley, and the advocacy and courage of Mr. Lolis Elie L'59, John "Jack" Nelson L'50, and others, the decision was reversed by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Dean Landrieu and BLSA invite you to join us and a distinguished panel for a discussion of this case, the role of Loyola in it, and its impact today. 


Date: Wednesday, February 24, 5:30PM

Miss the panel? Watch it here (passcode: H.Tt3hGb)

On June 18, 2020, the New Orleans City Council established the City Council Street Renaming Commission, an advisory committee to consider renaming certain streets, parks, and public places in New Orleans that honor white supremacists. 

On Wednesday, March 3 at 5:30PM CST, join Loyola College of Law to hear from notable alumni who represent and honor this case. Registration is easy. 

Watch the video here (passcode $pX8Ze1&).

When: Friday, March 5, 9:00AM - 5:30PM CST
Title: Structural racism and the law - Exploring the laws and policies creating and sustaining oppressive systems.

The Loyola Law Review presents a symposium in collaboration with the Journal of Public Interest Law and the Black Law Student Association. This symposium will: (1) highlight the historical connection between laws and policies and current structural racism in the United States; and (2) identify the changes needed in various areas of law and policy— housing, city planning, criminal & juvenile justice, mass incarceration, and education —to ensure that as a community, we work together to challenge white supremacy and its influence in the law. 


Miss the symposium? Watch it here!

Join Loyola College of Law on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30PM as we welcome John Simpkins, a constitutional law scholar and former Obama Administration counsel who has played a leadership role in advancing an equity agenda for women and people of color in the South, for a virtual lecture on health equity.  Registration is easy!


Miss the zoom meeting? You can watch the recording here (passcode Pp76=.78).

Interested in maritime law? Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, presents the Annual Longshore Conference via Zoom webinar. You can join us for the entire event, or choose which day best fits your schedule!


Wednesday, March 17 (Register here)

  • 1:00PM-1:10PM - Welcome & Announcements
  • 1:10PM-3:00PM - Update from the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM - Maritime Claims Under Section 905(b)
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM - Significant Judicial Decisions Impacting Claims Arising Under the Act and Its Extensions


Thursday, March 18 (Register here)

  • 1:00PM-2:30PM - Practice and Procedure Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges
  • 2:30PM-3:30PM - Revisiting the Section 20 Presumptions
  • 3:30PM-4:30PM - Effectively Handling Death Claims

Friday, March 19 (Register here)

  • 1:00PM-2:00PM - The Changing Landscape of Medical Care
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM - Ethical Considerations in Claims Involving Multiple Employers and Carriers

Interested in tax law? Please join us this Thursday, March 18 at 12:30 PM CST as we host The Honorable Christian Weiler (JD '05), who serves as a judge on the United States Tax Court in New Orleans. Registration is easy. 


Miss the event? You can watch it here (passcode 6z@GU2+n)

When: Friday, March 19, 10:00AM - 2:00PM CST
Title: OP 90 After the BP Oil Spill

  • 10:00am – 10:30am
    General overview of OPA 90  
    Speaker: Professor Robert Verchick
  • 10:30am – 11:00am
    OPA 90 pre-spill v. post spill 
    Speaker: Professor Arthur Crais
  • 11:00am – 11:30am 
    OPA 90 from the Plaintiff’s Perspective
    Speaker: Paul Sterbcow
  • 11:30am – noon 
    Property Issues and fisheries as related to BP explosion 
    Speaker: Professor Marianne Cufone
  • Noon – 1:00pm
    Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Procedural issues in mass tort cases – BP Oil Spill
    Speakers: Honorable Judge Carl Barbier and Law Clerk Ben Allums


Interested in tax law? Please join us this Thursday, March 18 at 12:30 PM CST as we host The Honorable Christian Weiler (JD '05), who serves as a judge on the United States Tax Court in New Orleans. Registration is easy.