Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership


Gabrielle M. Buckley, J.D.

Gabrielle brings extensive experience focused on international law, human rights, social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of women and children. She also serves on the Quinlan Business School's Baumhart Center Faculty Council. In addition to her legal career, she volunteers with nonprofits and NGOs that serve vulnerable populations, including unaccompanied immigrant children. Gabrielle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Mundelein College and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University. She is an adjunct professor of law at the UIC John Marshall Law School and serves on the Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center. Gabrielle is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA)'s Commission on Women in the Profession, and continues to represent the ABA Section of International Law in the ABA’s House of Delegates. She also serves on the International Committee of Direct Women, an organization that prepares women to serve on corporate boards around the world. She has been appointed to the Chicago-Galway Sister Cities Committee and the board of the U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce – Chicago. She previously served on the boards of the Federal Bar Association (Chicago), RefugeeONE, and the United Nations Association, Chicago Chapter. She is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from international law, women’s issues, immigration, access to justice, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Gabrielle was a shareholder/partner with the Corporate Department of Vedder Price P.C., an AmLaw 200 law firm with seven offices around the world. She also served on the Firm’s Pro Bono and Diversity Committees for many years. She counseled organizations in many fields on all aspects of international immigration law compliance, business immigration law, and international direct investment. She previously practiced corporate law with Katten Muchin Rosenman and Kelley Drye & Warren in Chicago and New York. Ms. Buckley also served in the roles of Assistant Corporate Secretary and Antitrust Counsel with Borg-Warner Corporation and Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc. in Chicago and Troy, Michigan.

Gabrielle holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and is ranked in Chambers Global. She has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers since 2013, being named one of the publication’s “Top Women Attorneys in Illinois” in 2013. She was also recognized as “Corporate Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Women Business Owners.

She can be reached directly at gbuckley1@luc.edu or 773-508-8435.