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.

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.

Anita M. Weinberg,  is a clinical law professor and served as the first director of the Rodin Center for Social Justice. She also leads the ChildLaw Policy Institute and its Legislation and Policy Clinic

Jeannine Bell is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of policing and hate crimes, and she has written extensively on criminal justice issues. Her research is broadly interdisciplinary, touching on both political science and law, and relying on her empirical expertise.

Blanche Bong Cook is a leading expert on sex trafficking, criminal law and procedure, evidence, appellate practice, federal courts, trial advocacy, employment discrimination, critical race theory, and critical race feminist theory. 


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.