Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Rome Program

(June 19 - July 15, 2017) 

Please join us for our Study Abroad Program. Spaces are still available! 

Enrollment Deadline: March 1, 2017

Guest Lecturer: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.

 Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice, was born in Trenton, New Jersey on April 1, 1950. He married Martha-Ann Bomgardner in 1985, and they have two children - Philip and Laura. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1975, he served as a law clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1976–1977. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977–1981, as Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981–1985, as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985–1987, and as U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1987–1990. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990. President George W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006.

Please Note: Some information for the program is still to be decided. Please visit this website regularly for any updates to the program's information.

As the seat of power under Roman emperors, later the Papacy, and currently the capital of modern Italy, Rome displays its rich and varied history on every street and in every piazza. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Tiber River, the Roman Forum, the Vatican - the splendors of Rome await the visitor.

Rome today is the seat of the Italian government and is the site of offices of the European Union and other international institutions, as well as the offices of private law firms, banks and corporations. Loyola's 2017 Study Abroad Program will take advantage of some of these facilities and institutions to introduce students to the study and practice of law in a foreign culture. It is expected that this introduction to comparative and international law will give students a deeper understanding of their own legal culture.

Loyola Rome Center Campus: John Felice Rome Center

Loyola has operated the Rome Center of Liberal Arts since 1962. The present campus, used since 1978, is located on Monte Mario, the highest hill in present-day Rome, about twenty minutes from downtown Rome by public transportation. The landscaped campus contains classrooms, a library, student dormitories, faculty and administrative offices, a chapel, a cafeteria, recreation and exercise rooms, a coffee bar and a basketball court.

For more information about the Rome Center campus, visit the Loyola University Rome Center Website.