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Bryan V. Pham, S.J. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Bryan V. Pham, S.J. Bryan V. Pham, S.J.

Professor of Canon Law & Theology, Attorney | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Loyola Law School, Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, Education Law Services


Fr. Bryan Pham is a member of the Society of Jesus. He serves on the faculty of the Theological Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University and collaborates with the Education Law Services at LMU. Additionally, Fr. Pham serves as Chaplain at Loyola Law School and practices immigration law at the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic. Fr. Pham also works as Judge and Defender of the Bond with the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Before coming to LMU, Fr. Pham had worked with Jesuit Refugee Service, Gonzaga University's Gonzaga-in-Florence, the Roman Catholic Military Ordinariate of Canada, and was Parochial Vicar at St. Ignatius Parish (Portland). He had also taught at Bellarmine Preparatory High School (Tacoma) and Seattle Preparatory High School (Seattle), and had served as professor of Canon Law at the Jesuit Theologate in Viet Nam. An active member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and the Kalispel Tribal Court Bar Association, Fr. Pham is also a member of the Canon Law Society of America, the Canadian Canon Law Society, Alpha Sigma Nu, and is a presenter at the Education Law Symposium.

Education (7)

University of Ottawa (Canada): Ph.D

Université Saint-Paul (Canada): J.C.D.

Pontificia Università Gregoriana (Italy): J.C.L.

Seattle University School of Law (Seattle): J.D.

University of Toronto (Canada): M.Div

Regis College (Canada): S.T.B.

Gonzaga University (Spokane): B.A., (Philosophy, Political Science, & Religious Studies)

Areas of Expertise (10)

Canon Law


Pastoral Theology & Pastoral Practices

Temporal Goods & Church Governance

Sacramental Theology

Refugee and Immigration Law

Constitutional Law

Bankruptcy Law

Education Law

Federal Indian Law

Affiliations (8)

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Kalispel Tribal Court Bar Association, Kalispel Tribe of Indians
  • Canon Law Society of America
  • Canadian Canon Law Society
  • Antilles Canon Law Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (Gonzaga University Chapter)
  • Education Law Services
  • Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity

Articles (2)

Public Juridic Persons and Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy

Studia Canonica (2017)

Civilly incorporated Catholic institutions (public juridic persons) in the United States filing for reorganization bankruptcy, and how canon law and civil law intersect.

Catholic Institutions and Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy: U.S.A. Civil Law and Canonical Considerations

Studia Canonica (2018)

What to consider when Catholic institutions file for Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy in the U.S.A under both civil law and canon law.