The Conscience of Loyola

Bob Benson Fought for Equality -- And Discovered Frank Gehry

Bob Benson was a California original, and it seemed only fitting that his memorial service featured Frank Gehry in one row and a dozen cafeteria workers in the next. Loyola Law School changed their schedules to accommodate the workers whose causes Benson had so ardently championed.

Bob (he would correct you if you addressed him as Prof. Benson, one of his former students recalled) was born in Ohio, but he was a true Californian – cutting edge, eclectic, adventurous and passionate. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, playing drums …