Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Features Archive

  • Shakespeare and the Law

    Join acclaimed director Michael Halberstam and actors from Writers Theatre on Monday, October 5, for a discussion and dramatic interpretation of scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
  • BLSA Alumni Brunch

    Germond Patton (2L) presented Cynthia Cornelius with the 2015 Norman C. Amaker Award of Excellence at the Black Law Students Association’s (BLSA) annual alumni celebration held on Sunday, April 12. Loyola Trustee Jackie Taylor Holsten (JD ’99) received the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Service Award.
  • Excellence in Evidence

    Katherine Hinkle (left, JD ’14) and Melissa Turk (3L) recently were awarded the 2013-14 Hon. Thomas Mulroy Award for Excellence in the area of Evidence. Judge Mulroy is associate judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County and a Loyola law graduate from the Class of 1972. The award is given to the two students at Loyola who achieve the highest grades in Evidence in an academic year.
  • Big Win for Corboy Fellows

    Loyola’s Corboy Fellows Josh Cauhorn, Jasmine Morton, Prya Murad, and Ezrah Bryant won the national championship at the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition held in Chicago. In this invitation-only tournament of champions, Loyola competed against 20 top teams in the country. Josh Cauhorn won the Overall Best Advocate Award.
  • Intraschool Moot
    Top Honors

    Scott Kater won Loyola's Thirty-Ninth Annual Intraschool Moot Court Competition. He is pictured (left) with the Honorable Sarah Ellis, William Bauer, and Kenneth Ripple, final round judges; and finalist Adrienne Yoseph. Other honors: Grace Chua, Best Brief; Adrienne Yoseph, Best Oralist.
  • Loyola Places Third
    in INADR

    Loyola’s INADR International Mediation team members Randy Ojeda, Lauren Cichowski, Ellie Chavez and Michael Gubiotti placed third in the advocate/client category of the 2015 INADR International Mediation Tournament held in London, England. Loyola advanced to the final round tournament, which included 44 teams from law schools around the world.
  • Thurgood Marshall Team
    Takes Second

    Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team members Shawki Bell, Lauline Gough, Jade Gary and John Gnilka placed second in the Midwest BLSA Mock Trial Competition in Indianapolis where they competed against 14 other teams. They will advance to the national competition in Portland, in March.
  • Loyola Law Academy

    Chicago-area high school students visit the School of Law on three consecutive Saturdays during the winter semester as part of a pipeline program designed to promote diversity in the legal profession. BLSA President Mike Montgomery (2L) is pictured speaking with students about the importance of their vote in local, state and federal elections.
  • Professor Perea Honored

    Professor Juan Perea (pictured second from right) was recently honored by the Latino Law Professors Group with the 2015 Award for Scholarship, Teaching, and Service for his scholarly contributions and advocacy work on behalf of the civil rights of Latinos in the US.
  • International Legal Careers

    Lara Elborno (JD ’12), a trainee attorney in International Arbitration at the Paris office of Winston & Strawn LLP, offers advice on landing an international legal career.
  • Excellence in Teaching

    Clinical Professor of Law Anita Weinberg, director of Loyola’s ChildLaw Policy Institute, was awarded the prestigious Ignatius Loyola Award for Excellence in Teaching at Loyola University Chicago’s Faculty Convocation held on September 14.
  • 2014-15 Corboy Fellows

    The Philip H. Corboy Fellowship Program in Trial Advocacy provides intensive training in trial advocacy to ten students who are chosen annually as Corboy Fellows.
  • Student Spotlight –
    Nicole Grabianowski

    Nicole Grabianowski was recently honored with a Ms. JD Fellowship. Ms. JD is an organization dedicated to the success of aspiring women lawyers.
  • Shakespeare and the Law Macbeth: Overleaping Ambition

    The Wall Street Journal has called Writers Theatre "the best drama company in the nation." Join Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and actors from Writers Theatre on Mon., Sept. 29, at 5 PM, for a remarkable look at selected scenes from Macbeth.

    Professor of Law George Anastaplo passed away on Friday, February 14, of metastatic prostate cancer. He was 88. For more than 30 years, he was a vital part of the fabric of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law community, serving as a beloved colleague, a revered teacher, and a world-renowned scholar.
  • Alumni Spotlight: White House Internship

    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.
  • Father Araujo Greets Pope Francis

    Rev. Robert John Araujo, S.J. Loyola's John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Professor, spoke with His Holiness Pope Francis at a gathering at the Sala Clementina during a recent visit to Rome, where he presented a lecture to the International Union of Catholic Jurists and the International Network of Catholic Legislators.
  • Wing-Tat Lee Induction

    Professor of Law James T. Gathii (third from left) was inducted as the School of Law's Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law at a special ceremony at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center on Thursday, March 14. As the Wing-Tat Lee Chair, he will pursue teaching and scholarship, and bring to the School of Law international conferences, lectures, and exchange programs for students and faculty.
  • President's Medallion Award Recipient Jillian Burstein

    Jillian Burstein (3L) was the School of Law's 2012 President's Medallion recipient. The award, which recognizes outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service, was presented to a student from each school at the University by Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president, Loyola University Chicago. The President's Ball was held at Navy Pier on November 9, 2012.
  • Trivia Night at Loyola

    Loyola's Catholic Lawyers Guild hosted its 13th Annual Trivia Night on April 4. As a result of the generous food and prize donations of local business--and the participation of Loyola students, professors, and friends--the Catholic Lawyers Guild raised $1,786 to benefit Southwest Chicago Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS). PADS is one of the largest non-profit agencies that provides for the immediate needs of Chicago's unemployed and homeless as well as provides job training and long-term housing alternatives to end the cycle of poverty.
  • Yet Another Corboy Fellows Win

    Loyola Corboy Fellows have won the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, which was held in Chicago April 4-7. The competition is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and John Marshall Law School. Pictured from left, Kyle Flynn, coach Albert Maldonado, David Rivelli, coach Rebecca Gold, Daina Staisiunas, and Matt Anderson.
  • School of Law

    Dean Yellen named one of the most influential law educators

    The National Jurist has named Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean David N. Yellen as one of the “25 most influential people in legal education” in its January 2014 issue. Yellen ranks 17th on the list of those named as having the most influence in 2013.