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Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Part-time Faculty N-Z

Cristina Carmody Tilley


E-mail: cctilley@yahoo.com


Cristina Carmody Tilley has been an adjunct professor of legal writing at Loyola University-Chicago School of Law since 2005. Prior to taking this position, she was a member of the appellate litigation group at Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw. As an appellate litigator, Professor Tilley drafted briefs in the United States Supreme Court, as well as federal and state courts of appeals. Professor Tilley represented clients in asbestos litigation, securities class action suits, and First Amendment matters. Professor Tilley graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1999. At Northwestern, she served as Editor in Chief of the Northwestern University Law Review. She was a finalist in the school's Julius Miner Moot Court competition, and was the recipient of the Lowden-Wigmore Prize for Student Scholarship. After graduation, Professor Tilley clerked for Judge Richard D. Cudahy of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Before joining the legal profession, Professor Tilley was a reporter for, among other publications, United Press International, The National Law Journal, and The Bond Buyer. Professor Tilley's journalism background has driven her to publish and teach on the First Amendment.


B.S., Northwestern University, 1988
J.D. cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 1999 

Program Areas

Legal Writing


Applying a "Persona Test" for Newsgathering Privilege to Food Lion v. Capital Cities / ABC, 93 NW. U. L. Rev. 1287 (1999)

A Feminist Repudiation of the Rape Shield Laws, 51 Drake L. Rev. 45 (2002)


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