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Two Spots Available in Health Justice Project Clinic!

Two spots have opened up in the Health Justice Project clinic for this Fall. The HJP clinic is a medical-legal partnership clinic that addresses the health-harming legal needs of vulnerable Chicagoans. The HJP partners with LAF, the largest legal services program in the Chicago region, and Erie Family Health Centers, federally qualified health centers providing care to underserved populations in west and north Chicago to address social determinants of health through legal advocacy. Students enrolled in the HJP actively engage in the practice of law by providing direct legal services to vulnerable populations to improve access to health care and healthy housing and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Practice areas vary each semester depending on the issues identified by our health partners through referrals but may include public benefits, housing, utilities, medical debt, family law, education, and other areas of law affecting health and well-being. Throughout a semester with the HJP, students may also participate in outreach and education for medical partners and their patients, develop resources for patients and providers, and engage in upstream or policy advocacy. Students will learn critical lawyering skills through participation in seminar class, case supervision, collaboration with HJPs partners, as well as through the practice of law.

For more information and an application, see our website: https://www.luc.edu/law/centers/healthlaw/hjp/course_students.html

There are no prerequisites for this course. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to HJP Director Kate Mitchell via email at kmitchell9@luc.edu.

2018-2019 Locker Distribution

Please be advised that there are limited lockers available on floors 10-14 for law students. Currently, there are not enough lockers for every student. Students living in Baumhart will not receive lockers. All other students will be asked to share locker space - preference will be given to students willing to share lockers for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Locker Distribution:

Monday, August 20th

Tuesday, August 21st


9:00 am to 12 noon

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

12th Floor

Please see Giselle Santibanez-Bania in Room 1240 to sign up for a locker. Both parties sharing a locker are asked to come together to sign up for a locker. Both parties will sign a locker agreement and receive the combination to their shared locker. If both parties are not present to sign the locker agreement, you will not receive a locker - no exceptions. If you do not want to share a locker, your name will be put on a wait-list, and you will be contacted by Friday, August 24th if there are any single lockers available.

Please be advised that lockers are distributed for the academic year. All items must be removed no later than Friday, June 7, 2019; any items remaining in lockers after June 7, 2019 will be discarded.

Please contact Giselle Santibanez-Bania (gsantibanez@luc.edu) with any questions.

Effective Use of Study Aids for 1Ls

This 'lunch and learn' presentation is designed to introduce incoming 1Ls to the vast array of study aids available to them and to to provide tips on how to use study aids effectively to prepare for class and exams. Pizza and salad will be served; this is a BYOB event.

This event is limited to 18 students. Registration is required. To register, email Tom Keefe at tkeefe@luc.edu with subject heading 'Registration for Study Aids Presentation.

Criminal Law Practicum

There are spaces available in the Criminal Law Practicum for this fall semester. The Criminal Law Practicum is two/three credit course that addresses substantive issues and skill development tailored to the practice of criminal law. The course includes a weekly classroom seminar (Tuesdays, 4-6pm) as well as either a field placement or research component.

Placement Students will work in an approved field placement under the supervision of practicing attorneys. Placement sites can be either non-profit, for profit, or government agencies that handle criminal law matters on a city, county, state, or federal level. Students must secure unpaid, semester long internships on their own using each agency’s own hiring procedures for law students. Placement locations have included the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Office of the State Appellate Defender, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, and law firms that have federal or state criminal law as a practice area.

Research Students, students who do not to work at an approved field placement site, will conduct in-depth research on an approved criminal law or policy issue. Research students will present their findings to the class at the end of the semester.

Whether the student elects to do a field placement or a research project, each student will have the opportunity to do courtroom observations.

Students seeking live client credit for graduation must register for 3 credit hours AND do a field placement. This is a graded course. There is no final exam.

If you need assistance obtaining a placement or have any other questions, you may also contact the course instructor, Aisha Cornelius Edwards, at acornel@luc.edu.


Jurisprudence I course (LAW 319-001)

This course will consider a number of topics residing at the cutting edge where law and legal philosophy meet, including: What is law? Must law be related to morality? What is the interpretative function of courts? Should integrity constrain what courts decide? From whence does the duty to obey law come? Are there any human rights? Might some of these rights by manifested by our ideas of liberty, privacy and freedom of expression? Need we respond to terrorism by changing our values? What is distributive justice as compared with corrective or retributive justice? Are distributive justice questions implicated by court decisions involving affirmative action, gender, and sexual orientation? How is corrective justice manifested in tort and contract law? What is ownership? Is ownership of intellectual property morally justified? What is the relationship of causation to responsibility, and what is punishment and how is it justified. Students may take this 3-hour course either as a lecture course with a final exam or a seminar with a 20-page research paper due at the end. This course satisfies the required Perspective Elective requirement of the law school. Contact Prof. Samar with questions - vsamar@luc.edu

Fall Compliance Associate/Intern

Seed CX operates a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), an Introducing Broker (IB) registered with the National Futures Association (NFA), and a money transmitter registered with FinCEN and various state regulatory agencies. Seed is seeking a legal intern for Fall 2018 who will be an active member of Seed's legal and compliance teams. This is an excellent opportunity for a law student interested in derivatives/securities law, regulatory compliance, market regulation, business law, employment law, intellectual property, FinTech, and more.

For more information about the position, view this link - https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/seedcxcom/view/P_AAAAAADAAADAIZT0C0tuh3

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume and cover letter to Waseem Barazi (CCO and General Consul) at waseem@seedcx.com . If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to Grace Luetkemeyer, a 3L who worked as a Summer Compliance Associate at SeedCX. gluetkemeyer@luc.edu

Education Law Practicum - Fall 2018

There are openings available in the Education Law Practicum for Fall 2018. This practicum provides students with the opportunity to develop practice ready and problem solving skills while working at an approved field placement outside of the classroom.

This class involves a seminar component and a field placement. Available field placement options include Franczek Radelet PC, the Law Department of the Chicago Board of Education, and Equip for Equality's Special Education Unit.

External placements typically requirement enrollment for 3-4 credits. These credits are graded and count toward the experiential learning (live client experience) requirement.

Please e-mail Miranda Johnson, Director of Loyola's Education Law and Policy Institute, at mjohnson11@luc.edu if you are interested.

Education practicum sites

First Week Class Assignments

Please remember to check the First Week Assignments page for assignments posted by your professors for the first few days of classes.

The Assignments page can be found here: https://www.luc.edu/law/academics/registrar/firstclassassignments.html

Thank you.

Register for Trial Practice I!

There is still space available to take Trial Practice I this fall semester! The class meets Thursdays at the Daley Center from 6-9pm. In addition to practical skills courtroom training and improving upon your presentation and argumentative skills, you will receive three graded (Comprehensive Simulation) credit hours that may count towards a portion of your Experiential Learning requirements to graduate, as well as towards obtaining a Certificate in Advocacy upon graduation. Former students (current litigators and non-litigators alike) have remarked on how well the course has prepared them for the practice of law- so join the fun and take advantage of this opportunity by registering for Law 411 today! (Prerequisite: Evidence) Questions? Please contact Professor Adrienne Mebane at amebane@luc.edu

Chicago Public Schools - Paid Internship

The CPS Office of Ethics and Policy has a paid internship available this fall. CPS is starting a major rewrite of the Code of Ethics, which will involve researching similar codes, policies, and ordinances and the findings of the City's Ethics Commission, etc. to inform their in-house discussion of revisions needed to comply with best practices. They are hoping to find a law student interested in this project who will be an integral member of their subcommittee. There is a possibility of staying both semesters as well. Application information is attached.


Rodin Social Justice Fellowship application

The Rodin Social Justice Fellowship is intended for second year students who seek a law degree to develop the skills needed to work with underserved individuals and communities, whether through litigation, legislative and policy reform, or work to strengthen communities. Apply now - deadline August 31, 2018.



2018 DSF Scholarship

Jerold S. Solovy Diversity Scholarship Award

This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who actively advocates for diversity within the Chicago area legal community and works to bring focus to those who do pro-bono work within their community. Students are required to submit an article on their views about “diversity within the legal community” and maintain a 3.8 GPA.


Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award

This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged. Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA. Law


Student with a Disability Scholarship Award

This Scholarship (an award of at least $500) was established with the support of attorney Stacy J. Campbell, an Associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson, and her fiance Dr. George F. Viamontes. There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship.

Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance. This scholarship is intended to help off-set the cost of an Illinois State Bar Exam preparation course.

Note: The DSF reserves the right to waive the GPA requirements to well-deserving students who tirelessly advocate for diversity. You must have completed at least two semesters of law school (and have a transcript) to qualify for all but the LSAT scholarship.

To access the online application and complete information, please see our website at http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships.

Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program- Application

Attached please find the 2018-2018 DAPP program application.



International Children's Rights Has Been Added to the Fall Schedule

International Children’s Rights (LAW 678) has been added to the Fall 2018 Course Schedule.

The course will be taught by Professor Diane Geraghty and is open to JD, MJ and LLM students. The course is offered online. The course description can be found here. If you have trouble enrolling or need permission, please contact Catherine Birmingham at ccolumb@luc.edu

Race Judicata

Again this year, the School of Law will sponsor 10 law students to participate in the annual 5K run, "Race Judicata" as part of the Lawyers' Assistance Program Team. The event link is: https://2018-race_judicata.eventbrite.com or see Dean Faught for details.

Join members of the legal community at this popular annual event for a run, refreshments and a free "Hawaiian themed" t-shirt.

Thursday, September 13; 5:30pm; Grant Park, Avery Field, 1100 S. Lake Shore Drive

Externship Information Sessions





Event Name: Externship Info Sessions
Event Date: Sept. 13, 2018
Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 1:00 PM
Room Assignment: 1202


Event Name: Externship Info Sessions
Event Date: Sept. 13, 2018
Start Time: 04:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Room Assignment: 1202


Event Name: Externship Info Sessions
Event Date: Sept. 27, 2018
Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 1:00 PM
Room Assignment: 1202


Event Name: Externship Info Sessions
Event Date: Sept. 27, 2018
Start Time: 04:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Room Assignment: 1202


Special Education Dispute Resolution (Law 572)

Openings are available in Special Education Dispute Resolution (Law 572), a comprehensive simulation course that counts for experiential learning credit.

Over the course of a weekend, students play the role of either attorney for a parent or attorney for a school district involved in a special education due process hearing, which is an administrative hearing related to the placement or services of a student in a public K-12 school. The course includes exercises in client interviewing, settlement negotiation, and witness preparation, and culminates in a mock hearing.

Course faculty typically bring in outside witnesses, and education law attorneys serve as hearing officers. The skills students practice in the course are applicable to a wide-variety of settings beyond the field of education law. The full course description is below.

572 - Special Education Dispute Resolution (1 credit)

Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 28, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

This course counts as a Skills and Experiential Learning (CS) Course.

This one credit hour weekend course will provide students with an intensive simulated experience in the various processes of resolution of special education disputes. Areas addressed will include some or all of the following: contested IEP meetings, manifestation determination reviews, resolution meetings, mediation, and due process hearings. Assuming the roles of parent’s counsel and school district counsel, students will develop a practical working knowledge of federal and Illinois statutes and regulations governing special education dispute resolution; develop a legal understanding of, and working familiarity with, student special education records and documents; and learn how to interview and prepare clients, witnesses, school personnel, experts, and others for their respective roles in the dispute resolution process. (Hirsman/Johnson)

Lawyers' Assistance Program - Fall 2018 Office Hours

Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program - Fall 2018 Office Hours

During the Fall 2018 semester, LAP will conduct office hours each month on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 28th, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)

Tuesday, September 25th, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)

Tuesday, November 27th, 10am-2pm, Room 1109 (inside the ChildLaw Center)


Get free and confidential help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Focusing
  • Worries about Character & Fitness
  • Addiction (alcohol, prescriptions, gambling, etc.)
  • Successful academic/career transition


All discussion is confidential, and there is no record of the visit. A LAP clinician will be available to talk confidentially. The clinicial will also have literature and resources on hand to address many ethical or bar application related questions. No member of the administration is involved, ensuring absolute confidentiality.

Walk-ins are welcome; for an office hours appointment, please email Jamie Dureno at jdureno@illinoislap.org.



LAP Office Hours

at Loyola

Fall 2018 Semester


-      Free & Confidential  -



FREE and CONFIDENTIAL help with:

·        Stress

·        Anxiety

·        Depression

·        Focusing

·        Worries about Character & Fitness

·        Addiction (alcohol, prescriptions, gambling, etc.)

·        Successful academic/career transition






OFFICE HOURS: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 p.m.

ROOM 1109

(in the ChildLaw Center)


LAP Office Hours

at Loyola


Free & Confidential


During the Fall 2018 semester,

LAP will conduct office hours each month.

Appointments available and Walk-ins welcome.




Get FREE and CONFIDENTIAL help with:

·        Stress

·        Anxiety

·        Depression

·        Focusing

·        Worries about Character & Fitness

·        Addiction (alcohol, prescriptions, gambling, etc.)

·        Successful academic/career transition


All discussion is confidential, and there is no record of the visit.

A LAP clinician will be available to talk confidentially.  The clinician will also have literature and resources on hand to address many ethical or bar application related questions.   No member of the administration is involved, ensuring absolute confidentiality. 



For an Office Hours appointment

please email Jamie Dureno at jdureno@illinoislap.org

….or just walk in!