Valentia Alleyne (Class of 2010)
Current Employment: Law Office of Valentia P. Alleyne in Atlanta,GA.
Activities at Loyola: Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Alumni Relations Chair, LRE, Public Interest Law Reporter Symposium Editor, Academic/Legal Writing Tutor, Chile program, Street Law volunteer, Research Assistant to Professor Emeritus Richard A. Michael, and Certificate in Tax Law
Why I chose Loyola: "I chose Loyola because of the quality of the education you receive and the commitment to success both faculty and administration exude outwardly towards students. As a student, I really appreciated the depth of knowledge my professors possessed and how student-centered my classes were."
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Kevin Brejcha (Class of 2014)
Current Employment: Associate, Sullivan Hincks & Conway
Activities at Loyola: Criminal Law Mock Trial Team, Appellate Advocacy Honors Program, Gibbons Moot Court Team, John Felice Rome Center Study Abroad Program, Strasbourg Study Abroad Program, National Security Law Association President, Political Law Association, Loyola Student Ambassador Program.
Why I chose Loyola: “I chose Loyola Law School because of my strong interest in trial work. I hoped to earn a position on Loyola’s respected moot court and trial teams. Additionally, based on my undergraduate career at Loyola, I had already experienced the high quality of Loyola education and looked to continue that experience in the Law School. Loyola Law School has a great reputation in the Chicago area and I wanted the stature that comes with being an alumnus of the Law School.”
Dennericka Brooks (Class of 2007)
Current Employment: Legal Assistance Foundation of Metro Chicago
Activities at Loyola: Black Law Student Association; PILS, Child Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta, Children's Legal Rights Journal, Frederick Douglass Moot Court, Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial, Child and Family Law Fellowship program
Why I chose Loyola: The Child and Family Law Program
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Robert Draba (Class of 2005)
Current Employment: Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington DC.
Activities at Loyola: Consumer Law Journal, The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Loyola Law School, and The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.
Why I chose Loyola: "I chose to go to Loyola Law School because it is a Jesuit institution and has world-class programs in health and antitrust law, an outstanding evening program, and faculty and staff who are very supportive of students. I also like libraries and librarians, and Loyola has a terrific library and an outstanding professional team to assist and teach students how to make efficient use of library resources."
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Allison Fakoury (Class of 2003)
Current Employment: Senior Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Chicago Regional Office, Securities and Exchange Commission; Adjunct faculty teaching Securities Litigation and Enforcement
Activities at Loyola: Consumer Law Review, Staff Editor, Student Bar Association, President, PILS, Street Law volunteer, Rome program, London program, Certificate in Tax Law
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Amy Fuetterer Greywitt (Class of 2010)
Current Employment: Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard Linn at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (February 2011-Present); Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, New York (October 2010-February 2011) and Summer Associate, Summer 2009
Why I chose Loyola: Excellent health law and patent law programs, the location in Chicago, and great alumni network nationwide.
Activities at Loyola: Annals of Health Law Journal, Moot Court, Intellectual Property legal writing section, legal writing tutor, Chile comparative law seminar
Other things I'm doing in the profession: ABA, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Giles S. Rich Inn of Court (DC)
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Jana Harris (Class of 2010)
Current Employment: Associate Attorney, Litigation and Intellectual Property Solutions Group, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Why I chose Loyola: I knew from the moment I visited the campus that I would be happy at Loyola. The staff and students were friendly, supportive, and excited about the law. By attending Loyola, I was able to participate in the intellectual property program, develop practical legal skills, and gain court room experience though the trial advocacy program, externships, and moot court. With a great reputation in the legal community, Loyola provided me with great networking opportunities with lawyers, judges, and law firms. Because Loyola is located in downtown Chicago, it was the perfect place for me to develop as a young professional. Overall, I chose Loyola because it provided the education and experiences I needed to be the attorney I wanted to be.
Activities at Loyola: Houston Invitational National Moot Court Oralist, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Oralist and Brief Writer, Annals of Health Law Board Member and Editor, Intellectual Property Law Society Vice President, Judicial Extern for Judge Blanche M. Manning at the Northern District of Illinois, Intellectual Property Legal Writing.
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Maggie Honrath (Class of 2008)
Current Employment: Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI: 2013 to Present
(Formerly Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington DC: 2008-2013)
Activities at Loyola: ChildLaw Fellow, Children's Legal Rights Journal, Latin American Law Students Association
Why she chose Loyola:"I chose to go to Loyola Law School because of comfort. I was comfortable with the professors, the city, the ChildLaw Program, and my fellow classmates. The school had an embracing-feel from the beginning, and I felt embraced throughout my three years there. Because of how comfortable I was there, I was able to challenge myself and successfully learn to think like a lawyer."
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Matthew Kelly (Class of 2014)
Current Employment: Attorney (pending bar admission) at the Law Office of Barbara M. Demos, P.C., Chicago, IL
Activities at Loyola: Negotiations Team, Student Ambassador, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance Mentee, Business Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Why I chose Loyola: It came down to my campus visit. Before visiting law schools I had difficulty determining a front runner, but as soon as I experienced the atmosphere at Loyola, I made up my mind. The sense of community at Loyola was unparalleled by any other school I had visited and everyone there was dedicated to helping me achieve success. I knew that I was going to be making a huge investment by spending three years of my life in law school and Loyola was the place where I felt most comfortable and most likely to reach my full potential.
Jason Lewis (Class of 2009)
Current Employment: Director of Alumni Affairs, Teach For America, New York, NY
Activities at Loyola: Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Public Interest Law Reporter, Law-Related Education
Why I chose Loyola: "I chose Loyola for its commitment to connecting students to alumni. I quickly learned that many of our graduates were working in types of positions that I eventually wanted to be in. Through Loyola-sponsored networking opportunities, I was able to secure internships and post-graduation employment."
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Furqan Mohammed (Class of 2011)
Current Employment: Associate in the Commercial Litigation Group, Perkins Coie LLP (Chicago office)
Activites at Loyola: Loyola Law Journal (Staff Editor); Loyola International Law Review (Executive Editor of Articles); President of the Muslim Law Student Association; Academic Tutor (Legal Writing); Research Assistant to Professor Michael Zimmer.
Why I chose Loyola: “Attending Loyola just made practical sense. First, it offers a wide range of opportunities within the school—such as law journals, moot court competitions and clinics—and also outside the school in Chicago’s expansive legal market. While in law school, I had the opportunity to extern for the Honorable Ronald A. Guzmán, a federal district court judge in the Northern District of Illinois and also intern in the Special Litigation Department at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Both of these experiences were invaluable because they provided a “behind-the-scenes” look into how courtrooms and government agencies function. Second, the part-time evening program was convenient and allowed me to continue working part-time during law school to minimize the financial burden. Third, Loyola has an exceptional reputation in Chicago and a very supportive alumni base. This was important because I knew I wanted to live and practice in Chicago”.
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Jeremy Moorehouse (Class of 2010)
Current Employment: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (Associate, member of the Securities Department and the Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation Practice Group)
Activities at Loyola: Law Journal (Executive Editor, Lead Articles); Public Interest Law Reporter (member); Thomas Tang National Moot Court Team (regional champion, regional best brief, national finalist); Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (Secretary); Academic Tutor (Torts, Constitutional Law); Research Assistant to Professor Alexander Tsesis; Alpha Sigma Nu (member)
Why I chose Loyola: "I chose Loyola for the people, the programs, and the opportunities. I attended a handful of admitted students events where I met faculty, administrators, current students, and alumni, and immediately recognized that the school has a distinct character unlike any other law school. People genuinely want to see you succeed and to help you in any way that they can; this mentality starts as an admitted student and continues through your time at Loyola and even as an alumni.
Further, the student body is small enough so that each person receives the attention and interaction needed to foster a career, yet the school manages to provide ample resources, programs, and initiatives whether in terms of academic support, student groups, externships, volunteering, or competition teams, to satisfy any goal no more how lofty.
Finally, due to the support and guidance that I gained while a student, I was able to achieve every goal that I set for myself from day 1 as a law student to my entry into full-time practice as a law graduate. Where some schools are able to provide some of these things, I chose Loyola because it provided everything that I needed and wanted for my legal education."
Contact me at: Jeremy.Moorehouse@wilmerhale.com
Janea Raines (Class of 2013)
Current Employment: Assistant Attorney General to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General
Activities at Loyola: Black Law Students Association Chapter President and National Director of Membership, Public Interest Law Reporter Symposium Associate Editor, Norman Amaker Public Interest Retreat Marketing Committee Chair, American Bar Association Labor & Employment Mock Trial Team, Legal Writing tutor, Certificate of Advocacy
Why I chose Loyola: Honestly, it was one of the easiest decisions I had ever made - I literally stepped in the front doors of the Corboy Law Center and knew that I was home.
Once I became more acclimated with the community at Loyola through admitted students days and tour of the law school, I saw that it was such a collegial environment. The faculty and administration were dedicated to the success of each student and were always willing to serve as a resource for whatever we needed whether it be an academic need, personal encouragement or advice in our professional careers.
Another key tenement of my attraction to Loyola was Loyola's reputation in the legal community. Loyola was and still is very respected for its commitment to public service, providing meaningful mentorship and networking opportunities, development of leadership, and diversifying the legal profession.
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Shana Scott (Class of 2014)
Current employment: Seeking employment in Public Health Law and awaiting Maryland bar examination results.
Activities at Loyola: ABA Liaison - Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section: 2013-2014, Annals of Health Law: Associate Editor 2012-2013, BLSA: 2011-2014 (Midwest Board - 2012-2013), International Law Review: Associate Editor 2012-2013 / Editor in Chief 2013-2014, Health Law Society: general member 2011-2014 / board member 2012-2013, Loyola Health Law Fellowship: 2011-2013, Health Justice Project - 2012-2013, Ms. JD Fellow: 2013-2014
Why I chose Loyola: I chose Loyola specifically for the health law program and my interests in merging law and public. health.
LinkedIn: Shana M. Scott JD MPH
Rachelle Sico (Class of 2014)
Current Employment: I am currently pursuing my Master's of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Law and Public Health.
Activities at Loyola: Health Law Society (President), Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy (Fellow and Research Assistant), Public Interest Law Reporter (Symposium Editor), Annals of Health Law (Senior Editor), Norman Amaker Social Justice and Public Interest Retreat Conference (Administrative Lead Taskmaster), Health Justice Project ( Student Attorney, Client Advocate), National Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (2013 Schweitzer Fellow ), Loyola University Chicago School of Law Student Ambassador Program (Student Ambassador), Certificates in Health Law and Policy, Advocacy, and Public Interest Law
Why you chose Loyola University Chicago: Reflecting back on my journey through law school, the biggest supporter of my health law endeavors has been the faculty, staff and health law students of the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. I chose to come to Loyola specifically because of the strength of the Health Law program and the opportunities available for those looking to gain practical experience in the field of health law and policy. Additionally, I was attracted to Loyola's commitment to public interest law, in particular the ability to target access to health care and social determinants of health issues for Chicago's underserved and minority populations through upstream legal interventions by the Health Justice Project, a medical legal partnership legal clinic.
For students looking for a well-rounded legal education, invaluable practical legal experience and law professors and administrative staff who truly support their students, Loyola is undeniably the best. Every single endeavor I undertook, I found advisors who supported and encouraged me every step of the way. I am truly thankful that I was able to create meaningful mentorship relationships, build an invaluable legal network and receive the training necessary to develop as a future leader in the field of health law and policy.