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Dane Ciolino

Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law


J.D., Tulane University, 1988

B.A., Rhodes College, 1985


  • College of Law
  • Law


  • Ethics


Professor Ciolino serves as the Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. His current scholarly and teaching interests at Loyola include Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Advocacy and Criminal Law.

Professor Ciolino graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 1985, and magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1988, where he was inducted into Order of the Coif and selected as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, and Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC, in New Orleans.

Since joining the faculty at Loyola, Professor Ciolino has served as reporter to the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics 2000 Committee, as chairperson of a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, and as a member of the following Louisiana State Bar Association committees: the Professionalism Committee, the Lawyer & Judicial Codes of Conduct Committee, and the Ethics Advisory Service Committee. His legal ethics e-book, Louisiana Legal Ethics, is located at

Classes Taught

  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Criminal Law and Procedure