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Why I Chose Loyola for Law School (In Five Words)

Why I Chose Loyola for Law School (In Five Words)

Jim Naughton
Elk Grove Village, IL  

Bachelor of Arts, History
Loyola University Chicago

In five words or less, why did you choose Loyola University Chicago for law school?
Commitment to community, students, society

What do you like best about Loyola?
Loyola is a diverse learning community that is serious about its mission to care for the whole person and for others. The faculty, administration, and staff are dedicated to ensuring that students succeed in their studies, and in creating opportunities for them to engage in the community. Loyola’s social justice mission also pushes students to immerse themselves in Chicago, to put the law into practice, and to discover ways that we can make the world a better place. The care for community at Loyola is something completely unique as well. Students truly care about one another and will go the extra mile to help you out with a question about a class or moot try-out practice.

Favorite law professor and why
Professor Miranda Johnson, the director of Loyola’s Education Law and Policy Institute is my favorite professor at Loyola. Not only is Professor Johnson the most knowledgeable lawyer I have met in the area of education law, her tremendous passion for students’ educational rights is infectious. She is the faculty advisor for SUFEO, a student group that advocates for K-12 students facing school discipline.

Areas of interest
Education Law

Extra-curricular activities
Moot Court, SUFEO, Public Interest Law Society, Loyola Consumer Law Review, Torts and Constitutional Law Tutor

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