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. In addition to her legal career, she works with nonprofits and NGOs that serve vulnerable populations, including unaccompanied immigrant children. Gabrielle holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mundelein College and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University. She is an adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School, serves on the Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center, and is the immediate past chair of the board with WorldChicago. Gabrielle represents the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law in the ABA’s House of Delegates, and serves on the ABA’s Working Group on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children. She also serves on the Chicago-Galway Sister Cities Committee and the boards of the Federal Bar Association (Chicago) and the U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce – Chicago. She previously served on the boards of RefugeeONE and the United Nations Association, Chicago Chapter. She is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from international law, immigration, access to justice, women’s issues, 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 business immigration law, international direct investment, and international immigration law compliance. She previously practiced corporate law with Katten Muchin Rosenman and Kelley Drye & Warren in New York and Chicago. Ms. Buckley also served in the roles of Assistant Corporate Secretary and Antitrust Counsel with Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc. in Chicago and Troy, Michigan.

Gabrielle holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and is ranked amid the best lawyers in business immigration issues in Chambers Global. She has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers from 2013 through 2018, 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.