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For Immediate Release

Dec. 12, 2008

Victor J. Gold Named Dean of Loyola Law School

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2008 – Victor J. Gold, professor and William M. Rains Fellow at Loyola Law School, has

been named the school’s 16th dean. Gold has served as the school’s acting dean and senior vice president since

January 2008.

Gold began teaching at Loyola in 1984 and has earned numerous accolades as a legal educator and administrator.

He earned an Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating class of 2007. As associate dean of academic

affairs from 2000 to 2005, Gold oversaw an increased focus on Loyola’s national stature with a drive to recruit

top-notch professors and an emphasis on faculty research.

“The genius of Loyola Law School is that it has established a national reputation for excellence in scholarship while

remaining true to its traditions of superb teaching, public service and the pursuit of social justice,” said Gold. “I feel

fortunate that Loyola is already one of the finest law schools in the nation and in my new role as dean, I will work to

make our future even brighter.”

Widely considered one of the country’s top experts in evidence law, Gold graduated Order of the Coif from UCLA

Law School where he was an editor of the UCLA Law Review. He received his B.A. cum laude from UCLA.

Gold is the author of six books on the Federal Rules of Evidence and has written numerous articles on evidence and

advocacy law. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the author of bar exam questions on contracts,

remedies and evidence in California and Arizona.

In addition, he has served as a legal analyst for CBS News and provided legal commentary to The New York Times,

Los Angeles Times, ABC News, NBC News, CNN and other outlets. Prior to teaching at Loyola, Gold was a tenured

law professor at Arizona State University and an associate at Nossaman, Krueger & Marsh.

“We are delighted to have Victor Gold as the new dean of Loyola Law School. He has been instrumental in era of

educational excellence and growth at the school,” said Loyola Marymount University President Robert B. Lawton, S.J.

“And with this selection we feel that our long-held commitment to legal ethics and community service as well as

academic expansion will not only continue, but grow.”

Gold succeeds David W. Burcham, who became executive vice president and provost of Loyola Marymount

University in January 2008.

About Loyola Law School

Located in downtown Los Angeles—a legal, financial and media capital—Loyola Law School is home to prominent

faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. Committed to legal ethics and the public interest, Loyola

Law School has produced top attorneys for nearly a century. For expert commentary, please contact Brian Costello,

deputy director of communications, at 213.736.1444 or For more information on Loyola Law

School, please visit