Curt and Linda Rodin Professors of Law and Social Justice

Anita M. Weinberg, director of the Rodin Center for Social Justice, is a Clinical Law Professor and also leads the ChildLaw Policy Institute and its Legislation and Policy Clinic. A lawyer and social worker, Weinberg has worked on behalf of underserved children and families for 40 years. She is the recipient of the University’s inaugural St. Ignatius Loyola Award for Excellence in Teaching for her commitment to excellence, raising global awareness, and promoting social justice.

Bruce A. Boyer, director of the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic and a clinical professor of law, has spent almost all of his career in clinical teaching. Boyer supervises students in representing child clients in a wide range of proceedings. His work and scholarship reflect his long-standing commitment to social justice.

Josie M. Gough, is the director of Experiential Learning at the School of Law and an assistant clinical professor of law. In her support and mentoring of students, she develops externship opportunities for those interested in working in social justice settings.

Juan F. Perea is a professor of law and associate dean for faculty research. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. Perea’s teaching and scholarship focus on social justice issues, including racial inequality, the legal history of race relations in the U.S., and the civil rights of Latinos.

Stacey E. Platt, associate director of the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic and a clinical professor of law, has dedicated her legal career to representing low-income children and families – first in legal services and then through clinical teaching for the past 20 years. Platt’s scholarship focuses on improving justice for families, including bringing forth the voice of the child.

Alan Raphael, an associate professor, focuses his scholarship on social justice issues, including capital punishment and racial discrimination in jury selection. For many years he worked with students on criminal appeals briefs, as well as arguing appeals of serious criminal convictions.

Henry G. Rose, a professor of law, worked in legal services prior to his clinical teaching career at Loyola where he directed the Community Law Center for almost two decades. His principal areas of academic interest – reflected in his scholarship and teaching – include civil law as it affects low-income persons and property.

Mary M. Bird, director of Public Interest Programs at the School of Law, is the inaugural Curt and Linda Rodin Social Justice Leader-in-Residence. She has created and strengthened numerous innovative outreach programs and initiatives at Loyola that have advanced the school’s mission of service and helped to launch the careers of hundreds of public interest advocates.


The following faculty members serve the Curt and Rodin Center for Social Justice in an advisory capacity:

Miranda Johnson, director of the Education Law and Policy Institute.

Kate Mitchell, clinical professor of law and director of Loyola’s Health Justice Project.