(pronounced 'Lockmun') is a Berkeley attorney who has followed education-related
issues at the local, national, and international levels for the past
decade. He has a particular interest in Constitutional issues involving
education and has written several articles concerning the constitutionality
of the Cleveland parental choice - voucher program currently under
review by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has functioned as a legal adviser
to California Parents for Educational Choice for several years, particularly
on constitutional issues. He has headed several state-wide and local
studies on judicial efficiency, frivolous litigation, and punitive
damages on behalf of various groups involved with legal system reform.
Mr. Loughman is also a Special Fellow with the Pacific Research Institute,
as well as a Program Director of the East Bay Dinner Committee of
the local regional Chapter of the Sierra Club. In addition to his
practice of law, which focuses on assisting other attorneys primarily
with analysis of liability and medical issues, Mr. Loughman works
as an adjunct professor of law at John F. Kennedy University School
of Law in Walnut Creek.
Mr. Loughman received both his undergraduate and law degrees from
the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds a Masters
Degree in International Business from Saint Mary's College of California.
A native of New York and New England,
Mr. Loughman has lived in the Berkeley area for the past 35 years.
He is an avid backpacker, photographer, and devotee of classical
music, philosophy, and economics, and he has yet to come across
any person, setting, condition, development, expression, or phenomenon
in life that he does not find fascinating, with the possible exception
of rap music.