Public Interest Law
Laura A. Caldwell
Title/s: Senior Lecturer in Residence
Office #: Corboy 1419
Professor Caldwell graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa and earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago. Following graduation, she was employed by the Chicago law firm of Clausen Miller, where she litigated in the areas of medical malpractice, insurance defense, and entertainment law. She subsequently worked with Bresler Harvick & Glenn and later with Worker & Power, where she was elected partner. She is experienced in the art of legal writing for litigation, and has wide jury trial exposure. In 2007, Professor Caldwell received the St. Robert Bellarmine award for distinguished contributions to the legal profession and the school of law. In the summer of 2008, she taught International Criminal Law at Loyola's campus in Rome, Italy. In 2009, she will teach Advanced Writing for Litigation, the International Criminal Court seminar and she will spearhead Loyola's Life After Innocence Project, which aids former prisoners following exoneration.
Professor Caldwell has been published in a variety of legal publications. She is also a freelance magazine writer and a novelist. Her first book, Burning the Map, was selected by Barnes & Noble.com as one of The Best of 2002. Following that, A Clean Slate received a starred review from Booklist. The release of The Year of Living Famously and The Night I Got Lucky prompted Booklist to declare, "Caldwell is one of the most talented and inventive...writers around." Professor Caldwell began publishing thrillers and suspense novels in 2005. Her debut mystery, Look Closely, received critical acclaim and The Chicago Sun-Times called The Rome Affair "Caldwell's most exciting book yet, a summer must-read." Her latest, an international thriller called The Good Liar, has been heralded as "a massive achievement." Her work has been translated into ten languages and published in over twenty countries.
B.A., University of Iowa
J.D., Loyola University Chicago