Who better to advocate for people with disabilities than a lawyer with disabilities? That's the reasoning of Rebecca Wylie (3L), who is planning to graduate with a law degree and health law certificate in May 2015.
Kristen Totten (3L, center) was the School of Law recipient of the 2013 President's Medallion. The annual award recognizes students in each of Loyola's schools for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service. Kristen is pictured with Loyola President and CEO Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., and Jean Gaspardo, assistant dean of student affairs.
For the second year in a row, Loyola's Corboy Fellows are the national champions of William H. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition, which was held in Atlanta in November. Loyola dominated the competition, winning all judges' votes in the semi-final and final rounds. Samantha Lemke also won an award for Best Advocate. Pictured: Josh Cauhorn, Jon Armstrong, Samantha Lemke, and Matt Anderson.
While a 3L at Loyola, Brenda McKinney (JD '13) was awarded a Fulbright scholarship starting in January 2014 to study conflict resolution in cases of youthful offending in New Zealand. Because she was also interested in gaining policy experience in Washington, DC, a friend encouraged her to apply to the White House Internship Program (WHIP). Read more about Brenda’s internship with the Office of the White House Counsel.
For the third straight year, Loyola University Chicago School of Law finished in first and second place at the Regional Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition held in Chicago. Shirley Chen and Kristen Kawaguchi were named regional champions. Arianne Freeman and Duo Park placed second. Both teams competed in the national Thomas Tang Competition held in Kansas City. Chen and Kawaguchi finished in second place; Freeman and Park were semifinalists.