To help support journalists who cover the courts on national, regional or local levels, the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, has developed a pilot journalist law program consisting of a free four-day intensive seminar on the legal system.
Loyola Law School is offering fellowships to 35 professional journalists who have a minimum of three years of experience as a journalist. Fellowships cover instruction, materials, lodging, meals, as well as one-half of travel expenses to a maximum of $300. Fellows are competitively selected.
Journalist Law School activities will include classes with experienced law faculty who understand deadline pressure; lectures by practicing journalist-lawyers; and opportunities to meet informally with state and federal judges, other journalists and leading members of the Bar.
The classes will take place in the Frank Gehry-designed Girardi Advocacy Center, containing state-of-the-art teaching facilities and courtrooms. The campus is located in downtown Los Angeles within walking distance of the new L.A. LIVE entertainment hub and Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings.
A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program.