General Law Electives (LAW)

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LAW L801 Intellectual Property Law 3 hrs.
The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive survey and overview of the principal areas of federal and state law governing intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, idea protection and the right of publicity.

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Common Law (LCOM)

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LCOM L700 Contracts I 3 hrs.
This course provides an introduction to contract law in the United States. Its coverage usually includes contract formation, enforceability of promises, and remedies, among other topics.

LCOM L701 Contracts II 3 hrs.
This course continues the examination of contract law initiated in Contracts I and usually includes a study of remedies, conditions, breach, assignments, and the statute of frauds.

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Civil Law (LCIV)

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LCIV L706 Civil Law Property I 3 hrs.
This course introduces the civil law generally and the law of property in particular. It provides an introduction to the philosophy, structure, and methodology of the Louisiana Civil Code, as both a source of substantive law and as an embodiment of civilian legal method in the mixed jurisdiction of Louisiana. The course also serves as the introduction to basic civilian concepts of property, such as common, public, and private things, movables and immovables, ownership, and accession.

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General Law (LAW)

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LAW L705 & L710 Torts I, II 3 hrs. & 2 hrs.
These courses together cover intentional torts and privileges, negligence and theories of causation in fact and proximate cause, contributory negligence and assumption of risk, owners and occupiers of land, vicarious liability, automobile accident reparation systems, nuisance, misrepresentation, products liability (survey), damages, and immunities.

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Juris Doctor

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All JD students must complete the following requirements to graduate:

  • A minimum of six semesters in residence
  • 90 academic hours with at least a 2.0 or C average (see details below)
  • Eight skills curriculum credits
  • Satisfy all finanical obligations to the Law School and the University

As part of the 90 academic hours needed to graduate, JD students must complete the following:

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LL.M. in United States Law

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The LL.M.

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Extern Programs

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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Externship Program permits students to receive academic credit for working in selected legal placements, attending and participating in a bi-weekly class, maintaining a journal based on the experience obtained in the externship placement and producing a portfolio of their work based on their legal research and writing. Students are eligible for an externship opportunity beginning the summer after their 1L year.

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Legal Research and Independent Study

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Students wishing to register for Legal Research (LAW L898) and Independent Study (LAW L899) should obtain a copy of the current rules and regulations governing the courses from the law records coordinator.

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Juris Doctor - Master of Urban and Regional Planning

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The J.D./M.U.R.P. program is designed for those seeking professional training in planning cities and regions with specific emphasis given to their social, economic, environmental, political, and physical aspects, as well as the interaction of these factors. This program is offered in conjunction with the University of New Orleans (UNO) through its Department of Planning & Urban Studies in the College of Liberal Arts.

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Juris Doctor - Master of Public Administration

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The J.D./M.P.A. program is designed for those seeking an advanced degree in the field of governmental administration. This program is offered by the University of New Orleans (UNO) through the UNO Graduate School. The program is interdisciplinary, with participation from the Graduate School of the Master of Public Administrative program at UNO.

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Juris Doctor - Master of Business Administration

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College of Business Faculty & Staff

College of Law Faculty & Staff

The J.D./M.B.A. program is designed for those students seeking advanced education in business administration in addition to education in the law.

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International Programs

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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s emphasis on comparative and international law has generated curricular innovation and numerous programs offering students and faculty opportunities to study and develop expertise in this growing field. In addition to its many summer legal studies programs, the College of Law now annually sponsors:

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Certificate in Taxation

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Students are eligible to receive the certificate upon successful completion of all requirements for graduation plus:

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Certificate in Environmental Law

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Students in their second and third year may elect to specialize in environmental law, earning a Certificate in Environmental Law.  Students who have met the certificate requirements by the time of graduation will have this distinction noted on their transcripts and receive a certificate.

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Certificate in International Legal Studies

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Requirements for Students Entering the College of Law in Fall 2013

Students are eligible to receive the certificate upon the successful completion of all requirements for graduation in either the civil law curriculum or the common law curriculum and LAW L878 International Law plus 9 credit hours from the following list of electives.  Students must maintain an average of "B" or better in all classes taken to satisfy the course requirements for the certificate.  Students must obtain at least a graduating G.P.A. of 2.5.

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Certificates in Civil Law and Common Law

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The College of Law offers a program granting a Certificate in Civil Law and a Certificate in Common Law. This unique certification program is based upon Loyola’s dual common law and civil law curricula and encourages substantial study of the two dominant Western legal systems. A student choosing to complete the requirements for the certificate acquire an understanding of the conceptual framework of each legal system.

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Who We Are

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The College of Law at Loyola University New Orleans educates future members of the Bar to be skilled advocates and sensitive counselors-at-law committed to ethical norms and the pursuit of human dignity for all.

The College of Law operates a day program for full-time students and a part-time in both the day and evening. The day program offers curricula in civil law for students who will practice law in Louisiana and in common law for students who will practice in other states. The evening part-time program offers only the civil law curriculum.

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Registration

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Loyola's Online Records Access (LORA)

Early registration, registration, late registration, and drop/add are conducted through LORA. Actual dates and times are listed on the LORA homepage. By registering through LORA, the student’s registration is automatically confirmed and he or she will be billed accordingly.

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Admissions Overview

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Admission Process

Applicants for admission to the freshman class of the College of Law will be admitted only in the fall semester.

Both the Louisiana civil law curriculum and the general common law curriculum are available in the full-time day program. Only the Louisiana civil law curriculum is available in the part-time evening program. Although there is no application deadline, applications completed after March 1 generally will be processed on a space available basis only.

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Spiritual Formation

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College of Law Ministry

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