Loyola Marymount University

Legal Empowerment

Leadership Pathways

Southern California


The Young Lawyers Program (YLP) is one of Loyola Law School’s exemplary social justice programs. The program is designed to promote diversity in undergraduate schools, the legal profession, and public interest lawyering. YLP is a unique pre-law mentoring program aimed at working with diverse students, and has served over 1,200 Los Angeles high schoolers. No other program in the geographic area combines mentoring, legal education, and the teaching of trial advocacy skills. The YLP serves students in high schools located in low-income communities of color, with hopes to increase access to education and diversity in the legal pipeline. The YLP believes that increasing diversity in the legal pipeline, promoting knowledge and capabilities in the administration of justice, and advancing inclusion in both higher education and the legal system will generate systemic change in the California justice system. Loyola Marymount University received $10,000 in funding for 2022.