The Illinois Bar Foundation has awarded a post graduate legal fellowship to School of Law graduate Victoria Dempsey (JD ’16). She will begin her fellowship this fall working at Loyola’s Community Law Center Clinic.
International scholar James Gathii, Loyola’s Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law, launched his new book, The Contested Empowerment of Kenya’s Judiciary 2010-2015: A Historical Institutional Analysis, at a special celebration in Nairobi on June 10.
Emily Benfer, clinical professor of law and director of Loyola’s Health Justice Project, recently was honored by the Erie Family Health Center with the Health Innovator Award at its 2016 Annual Luncheon.
Loyola University Chicago has appointed nationally renowned scholar Alexander Tsesis as the new Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law. Tsesis, a member of Loyola’s full-time law faculty since 2007, will develop and expand constitutional law programs at the School of Law.
As part of Loyola’s Externship Field Placement Program, Loyola offers an annual professional responsibility seminar to assist students as they transition to the practice of law. The Hon. Sara L. Ellis, US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, was as one of the dedicated legal professionals to speak at the seminar.
Loyola has received approval from the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) to expand its curricular offerings in the area of compliance studies to provide students with the qualifications required to sit for the CCB’s healthcare and all-industry compliance certification exams.
Loyola University Chicago’s Master of Laws (LLM) offerings were highlighted in the 2016 issue of the International Jurist, a magazine for foreign attorneys studying in the US. In the article “The Best LLM Programs,” Loyola is listed as one of the top schools for the ‘Law School Experience’ and ‘Career Opportunities.’
The Loyola Chapter of the Black Law Students Association announced its 2016-17 executive board (pictured with members of the 2015-16 board) at the BLSA Alumni Awards Luncheon held on Sunday, April 24.
This year alumnae Carla Kupe-Arion (JD ’08) and Candace Moore (JD ’13) were honored. Dean David Yellen was also honored with BLSA inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Award.
A panel discussion recently held at Loyola explored the history of discrimination against Muslims and Arabs in law and American society, free speech, the US immigration system, and the professional duty of attorneys to treat others with respect.
More than 300 law students participate each year in public interest activities at Loyola. Students recently gather in Kasbeer Hall for a luncheon to celebrate their public interest work. Students who enrolled in the Public Interest Seminar also shared their projects with faculty and classmates. Gerald Polanco is pictured sharing with Professor Alan Raphael the initiative he and his classmates developed this semester on behalf of domestic violence survivors.
Third-year law student Mike Montgomery, recipient of the Dean Nina S. Appel and Norman C. Amaker Scholarships, shares how scholarship assistance during law school has helped him to find his passion of serving the community.
Chicago public health officials and national experts in lead poisoning recently gathered at Loyola to discuss working together to combat issues surrounding lead poisoning and its devastating impact on families in local communities.
Matthew Desmond, a Harvard sociologist and winner of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” recently spoke at Loyola about his new book, Evicted. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge.
Loyola students placed first out of 21 teams from 15 law schools across the country at the 6th annual L. Edward Bryant Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition, held at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center in March. Third-year Loyola students, Mary Buckley, Dino Petrovic, and Michael French, (pictured above with coach April Schweitzer, far left) were competition champions and won the Best Memorandum award.
Under the leadership of co-directors Diane Geraghty, Civitas ChildLaw Center, and David Olson, PhD, Criminal Justice and Criminology, the recently launched center brings together experts and students from several fields of study to share resources and insights—with the ultimate goal of creating a criminal justice system that is more fair, effective, and cost efficient.
Loyola took first place at the INADR International Mediation Tournament held at the School of Law March 8-11. Fifty-two teams from four continents competed at the mediation skills tournament. Loyola was also a semi-finalist for mediation advocacy skills. Team member Laura Doyen, as well as Silver, Koss, and Lewis also received individual awards. Pictured from left: INADR president Dick Calkins; Loyola team members Tiffany Koss, Jenna Silver, and Brittany Lewis; coach Teresa Frisbie; and INADR cofounder Fred Lane (JD ’50).
Loyola team members Philip Piecuch (right) and Carly Knue (second from right) won the Best Term Sheet Award at the Transactional LawMeet’s Midwest competition in Kansas City on February 26. They are pictured with Professors Shelley Dunck and Mary Hanisch, director and assistant director (respectively) of Loyola’s Business Law Clinic.