Loyola University Chicago is committed to ensuring the well-being and safety of all members of our community, including visitors. We have been closely following the evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and, out of an abundance of caution, at this time, all in person events through August 30 will be hosted virtually.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the planning team at lawalumnievents@luc.edu with questions.

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Jun 24

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Education Law: A Year in Review (8th Annual)

Date: 6/24/2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Please join us for the eighth annual "Education Law: Year In Review" seminar hosted via Zoom on Thursday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. CDT.


Jun 30

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2021 Summer Professional Development Series: Starting your own practice

Date: 6/30/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Starting your own practice with Chelce Neal (JD '13), Attorney/Exective Director at Chicago Advocate Legal NFP, and Drew Whiting (JD '11), Senior Counsel at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. REGISTER


Jul 14

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2021 Summer Professional Development Series: Lateral Career Moves

Date: 7/14/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lateral Career Moves with Tommy Weber (JD '10), Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP and Casey Gordon, Managing Director at Major at Lindsey & Africa. REGISTER


Jul 28

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2021 Summer Professional Development Series: Pro Bono

Date: 7/28/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Pro Bono work with Angela Inzano (JD '12), Director of Advocacy & Engagement at Chicago Bar Foundation, Mike Weaver (JD '06), Pro Bono Litigation Partner at McDermott Will & Emery and Allyson Wilson (JD '19), Staff Attorney at CDEL. REGISTER


Aug 11

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2021 Summer Professional Development Series: Alternative Careers

Date: 8/11/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Alternative Careers with Tianna Gadbaw (JD '17), Practice Area Consultant at Lexis and Sowmya Sastri (JD '18), Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Columbus State Community College. REGISTER


Aug 25

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2021 Summer Professional Development Series: Working in Government

Date: 8/25/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Working in Government during political transitions  REGISTER 


Sep 08

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

2021 Summer Professional Development Series: ICJR Reform

Date: 9/8/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Illinois Criminal Justice Reform: Body Camera Requirement with Tom Needham (JD '84), Owner of the Law Offices of Thomas NeedhamREGISTER 


Oct 01

1:00 PM - 7:30 PM

2021 Women in Litigation Conference & All Star Bracket Challenge

Date: 10/1/2021 1:00 PM to 10/4/2021 7:30 PM


2021 Women in Litigation Conference
"Teaching Trial Advocacy"
2021 All Star Bracket Challenge 
Midwest Regional

Friday, October 1, 2021 – Monday, October 4, 2021

Virtual Events via the Zoom Platform

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy is pleased to present a unique conference and competition experience, as it holds its bi-annual Women in Litigation Conference in connection with the All Star Bracket Challenge regional mock trial competition it will be hosting the first weekend of October 2021.  

"Teaching Trial Advocacy" is a multi-day virtual conference which will focus on concepts in teaching trial advocacy while addressing issues of gender and race.  The All Star Bracket Challenge is the largest invitational mock trial competition in history, and the first to have regional-to-national qualifiers.  The competition includes 64 schools, divided into four regional tournaments of 16 schools each.  

The conference will begin Friday, October 1st in the afternoon with a practical skills training course in how to give effective feedback to trial advocacy students.  

Over the weekend, we are asking all licensed attorneys to serve as a judge (virtually) in at least one round of the 2021 All Star Bracket Challenge Midwest Regional so you can put your recent training into action.  This year, the competition problem is a criminal case involving allegations of domestic abuse. 

The conference will then conclude on Monday, October 4th in the evening with two one-hour long panel discussions that will center on the subjects of 1) teaching opportunities in trial advocacy and 2) managing difficult case files in the classroom.  The panel discussions will tie in themes from the fact pattern presented in the mock trial competition and touch on some of the diversity and inclusion issues that may arise in the academic trial advocacy space.

These events are free of charge.  

All Times are Central

*Friday, October 1, 2021
Practical Training Program
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

*Friday, October 1, 2021 – Sunday, October 3, 2021
Optional Mock Trial Judging Opportunity
All Star Bracket Challenge Midwest Regional
Judge one round or more!
Round 1:  Friday, 10/1, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Round 2:  Saturday, 10/2, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Round 3:  Saturday, 10/2, 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Round 4:  Sunday, 10/3, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

*Monday, October 4, 2021
Panel Discussions
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

The conference program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 3.75 hours of general credit, 
including 2.0 hours of Diversity & Inclusion professional responsibility credit.
Illinois Continuing Legal Education Credit will also be available to all attorneys who judge the competition.


While it is our hope you will join us for both events, you may attend the conference without serving as a judge for the competition, and you may judge the competition without attending the conference.  

For Conference Registration and/or the Competition Judge Sign-Up:  

Please email Gina Gerardi at ggerardi@luc.edu with any questions.  Thank you!
Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy 
Philip H. Corboy Law Center | 25 E. Pearson Street 
Suite 1025 | Chicago, IL 60611 
312.915.7703 | lawadvocacy@luc.edu


Oct 06

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Latinos Who Lead

Date: 10/6/2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

On behalf of the Law Alumni Board of Governors and the Latino Law Student Association, we invite you to "Latinos Who Lead" a virtual event featuring a panel discussion with Loyola Law alumni as well as a speed networking session. 


Oct 21

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2021 School of Law Reunion & Alumni Awards Dinner

Date: 10/21/2021 to 10/23/2021