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.
Dr. Luis G Franceschi (center), dean of the Law School at Strathmore University in Kenya, recently presented “The New Constitutions in Practice: Lessons from the Kenyan Experience” to law students and faculty at Loyola. He is pictured with Dean David Yellen and Professor James T. Gathii.
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.
Three distinguished Loyola law graduates were among the featured speakers at the National Association of Women Lawyers' mid-year meeting. From left: Former White House Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama Susan Sher, Dean David Yellen, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and former American Bar Association President Laurel Bellows. Photo courtesy of Marty Morris.
Corboy Fellows Demetria Hamilton and Matt McDonald will compete in the national Texas Young Lawyers' Association National Trial Competition after they were named Second Place Champions at the regional competition held in Chicago in February.
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.
Professor Juan F. Perea’s new book, Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (with Delgado, Harris, Stefancic, and Wildman), presents interdisciplinary, critical perspectives on race and racism and covers the roles of law and history in shaping the meanings of race in the United States.
Loyola’s International Law Colloquium organized by Professor James T. Gathii provides a forum for leading scholars and practitioners of international law to present their research and talk about their experiences to students and faculty. The colloquium is open to all students and faculty.
Loyola Places Third
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.
Loyola team members Eric Chung, Jena Grady, and Erin Sutton placed second out of 16 teams from across the country at the Fourth Annual Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition. Students were given 90 minutes to analyze a complex fact pattern focusing on the FDA's regulation of the life sciences, bioethical research issues, and healthcare fraud and abuse laws.
Thurgood Marshall Team
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.
Shamira Marshall and Jade Williams placed first at the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Regional Competition in Indiana. They will advance to the national competition held in conjunction with the National Black Law Students Association conference in Portland, Oregon, in March.
Emily Benfer (pictured, left) and Allyson Gold (at right) were named 2015 Bellow Scholars by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award, which was presented during the AALS annual meeting in Washington, DC, recognizes law school clinical faculty members who are involved in anti-poverty work or increasing access to justice. Benfer is director of Loyola’s Health Justice Project; Gold is the clinic’s Rodin Visiting Clinical Professor.
Loyola’s Michela Petrosino (2L) recently participated in a program coordinated by the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago (CRFC), an organization that provides elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning opportunities that introduce them to the US Constitution. Through such activities, CRFC and their volunteers hope to promote civic engagement.
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.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart (JD ’87, pictured at right with Loyola’s VP for Government Affairs Philip Hale) recently spoke at the School of Law about his career as a public servant. The event was hosted by Loyola University Chicago’s Inside Government.
A new book, Learning Together by Associate Dean Michael Kaufman, Sherelyn Kaufman, and alumna Elizabeth Chase Nelson (JD ’10), offers a comprehensive analysis of legal, economic, philosophical, and psychological foundations of early childhood education.
The Civitas ChildLaw Center recently hosted a training for new law students joining the group, Stand Up for Each Other! Chicago (SUFEO). SUFEO is a law student project designed to provide a resource for parents of public school students seeking to challenge suspensions.