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Washington, D.C. Summer Externship Info Session

All first and second year law students are cordially invited to attend an information session that will focus on our Summer Semester 2019 Externship Program in Washington, D. C.


Washington, DC Externship Information Session-Open to first and second year students

January 17, 2019


Room 1201

Please RSVP by email to Assistant Dean Josie M. Gough at jgough@luc.edu no later than 1/16/19. Include Externship-Washington, D.C. on the subject line.


Externship Info Session for First Year Students

First year students are encouraged to attend this externship information session. Come learn more about Loyola's experiential learning and externship programs.

January 17, 2019

4:00 p.m.

10th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom

Note: There will be additional externship information sessions offered each month for first and second year students through April 2019.


Law in the Headlines: National Emergencies and Military Construction: Why the President Can't Build His Wall This Way

"Law in the Headlines" Event - Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 12:00 P.M. (Room 1303)

National Emergencies and Military Construction: Why the President Can't Build His Wall This Way

Professor John Dehn will give a lecture explaining the sources and limits of the president's emergency military constriction authority, and why it does not allow him to build any substantial part of his proposed border wall or barrier.

Pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP if possible to nationalsecuritylaw@luc.edu

Bar Review Hosted by Consumer Law Review

Join the Consumer Law Review for bar review this Thursday, January 17th!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Butch McGuire's - 8:30 pm

The Foreign Lawyers Association First General Meeting

Dear All, 


Welcome Back! The Foreign Lawyers Association (FLA) wishes you the best of luck on your first few days of classes and for the rest of the semester! 


As you might know, the FLA is the gathering of foreign lawyers and international law students who are now studying at Loyola University Chicago Law School. Our association aims to promote the international environment at LUC Law School. We work to strengthen the interaction and communication between LLMs and JDs, through comparative discussions of the globe's different Legal Systems where the LLMs international expertise would be brought to the floor.


We are holding our first general meeting of the semester, and whether you want to join us or just know more about us, we would love to see you in attendance. Plus, cookies will be served ūüėČ.



Date/Time: Thursday, January the 17th / 12:00 pm.

Room: 517 B


Best Regards,


FLA Board




Full Time Paid Summer Fellow Position with the Health Justice Project

The Health Justice Project (HJP) is seeking a full time paid student attorney to support HJP clients and faculty as a summer student fellow. The HJP is a medical-legal partnership clinic addressing the health-harming legal needs of vulnerable Chicagoans by advocating for access to health care, access to healthy housing, and the rights of people with disabilities. The HJP utilizes a holistic approach, addressing a wide variety of complex civil legal needs for clients and engaging in upstream strategies to effect systemic change through impact and policy work.

The HJP summer fellow will be responsible for monitoring HJP cases, communicating and corresponding with clients, following up on records requests, negotiating with opposing parties, preparing court pleadings, attending court (if 711 licensed) and administrative hearings as necessary, and engaging in every aspect of legal representation under the supervision of HJP faculty. Current HJP cases include public benefits, housing conditions, family law, long term disability, immigration, and consumer cases. This position is full time (37 hours per week) for ten weeks over the course of the summer. The fellow will receive a stipend of $6,000 payable via a comparable hourly rate. Eligibility for a 711 license and fluency in Spanish are preferred but not required. Students of color and students from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please submit a cover letter, unofficial transcript, and resume to HJP Director, Kate Mitchell via email at kmitchell9@luc.edu. Applications are due by January 18, 2018.

International Law Colloquium Spring 2018 Weds. 4-6

Prof. Gathii announces that there a few more slots for his International Law Colloquium course this semester. This course brings international law scholars and practitioners to class to discuss their work and scholarship with students. Attached to this announcement are Bios of the Speakers for this semester. The course meets Wednesdays 4.00-6.00 p.m. A limited number of spots are also available for auditing for 1Ls. If you are interested in applying to audit and you are a 1L e mail Prof. Gathii: jgathii@luc.edu



First Class Assignments - Spring 2019 Semester

First class assignments for the Spring 2019 semester are currently being posted. Please check the link for more information and details: https://www.luc.edu/law/academics/registrar/firstclassassignments.html

Join Loyola Law Colleagues -- Day of Service on Dr. King Day

Join your Loyola Law classmates and colleagues for a Day of Service at 7257 S. State.

Help beautify a CPS South Side school on the Dr. King holiday, Jan. 21st. You need to sign up soon! Students will likely ride together on the Red Line.

For more information or if you have questions, please email Roxann Reyes at rreyes3@luc.edu

Lunch will be provided; if you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own lunch.

Please complete the forms below:

Loyola Law FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/PFoahs9g3esjv61H2

CPS Volunteer Form: https://chicagopublicschools.civicore.com/admin/index.php?section=application&action=new


- In the "School(s)/Organization(s) to Volunteer" section, select only "City Year Chicago"

- In the "School(s)/Organization(s) to Volunteer" section, under the "Volunteer Type" drop-down section, select "Level II"

- In the section "I am interested in volunteering in", select "Other"

For more info on the event: https://www.cityyear.org/chicago/events/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-national-day-service


IL Diversity Scholar Program

The IL Diversity Scholar Program is administered by Practice Pro. Information regarding this program is available at http://www.practicepro.cc/1l-diversity-scholars-program

Leslie Jamison & ‚ÄúThe Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath‚ÄĚ

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the Family Action Network are pleased to host Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, The Gin Closet, and The Recovering. The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction -- both her own and others' -- and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

RSVP Here: www.bit.ly/JamisonFAN

Dr. King Celebration Speaker

The University's 2019 Dr. King WTC event will be on Wed, January 23rd, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kasbeer.

The speaker for this year is:

‚ÄčBroderick Johnson, a prominent attorney based in DC who also teaches law at the University of Michigan and worked with the President Obama Administration on launching its My Brother‚Äôs Keeper Initiative to address the underrepresentation of boys of color on the pathway to college success.

(flyer attached)

2L Judicial Clerkship Program

2L Judicial Clerkship Program

Wednesday, January 23rd; 12-1pm; Room 1201

The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment Webinar

How will you repay your student loans? Your current situation, your future aspirations and your financial goals are what should together determine your repayment strategy. This online session outlines the features of each of the repayment plans that are available to borrowers and discusses methods to manage your loans like PSLF, consolidation, deferment and forbearance.

Thursday, January 24th; 3pm; Online

Register: https://accesslexevents.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=accesslexevents&service=6&rnd=0.725866626370166&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Faccesslexevents.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000047725f9d84d6a130525e9b91c7244ca70647fa9bde165fd96e045eaf9ba5e99ed%26siteurl%3Daccesslexevents%26confViewID%3D112845561895354295%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAT_jKjs9dWi4YNNxS18Pw8dHnh5R_wZrp12zBzYZntLMQ2%26

Title IX Info Session and Public Comment Drive

Join staff and faculty from Loyola's Wellness Center,Education Law and Policy Institute, and Legislation and Policy Clinic as they provide information regarding the rule making process, public comments, and the proposed changes to Title IX.

Bring your laptops and join us after the Q&A, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, as we send our comments! For More Info on the proposed rules and to submit a comment visit the Federal Register at: https://bit.ly/2QqwRQO

Thursday, January 24th; 12:00 - 1:00PM (Info Session); 1-2PM (Public Comments); Room 1303


Due Process & the U.S. Immigration System: Current Realities and a Vision for the Future

Our legal system rests upon the principle that everyone is entitled to due process of law and a meaningful opportunity to be heard.  But for far too long, noncitizens have seen their due process rights be continuously attacked and threatened.  The structure and quality of justice accorded immigrants who are caught in the deportation system raises some very important issues.  The immigration removal system‚ÄĒfrom arrest to hearing to deportation and beyond‚ÄĒmust reflect American values of due process and fundamental fairness.  This panel will discuss some of the current realities regarding due process in our immigration court system ranging from issues surrounding family separation, asylum, detention, and administrative policy decisions.  This panel will also discuss some of the visions for the future and how best to protect these fundamental due process rights of immigrants. 

Thursday, January 24th; 5:30-7pm; Power Rogers and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom


1L/2L BARBRI Lunch & Learn

1Ls and 2Ls - Ready to tackle a new semester? BARBRI can help! Loyola students have access to a wealth of BARBRI resources through the Academic & Professional Success Program, including video lectures, practice questions, and outlines for over 15 of your law school classes. Join us for lunch at noon on January 24 in the ceremonial courtroom on the 10th floor as we talk about how the Academic & Professional Success Program works, how you can access your materials, and how you can best use them to enhance your learning and master your final exams (and eventually, the bar exam!). Taco Bell will be served for lunch. Please RSVP to Sarah Johnson (sjohnson44@luc.edu) so we can be sure to order enough food!

Join BARBRI for Lunch & Learn Program on January 24th at 12:00pm in the 10th floor Courtroom.


Health Law Society Blood Drive

Health Law Society has partnered with Red Cross to host a Blood Drive January 24th from 1pm to 6pm in Kasbeer Hall.

Volunteers to work registration and the canteen, sign up on our TWEN page.

To sign up to donate blood visit: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=LoyolaStuBar&fbclid=IwAR0YaUiWNuyT2ynxZPqOHXGzj4S6Oc79VpPhkuSfeU-RRuXWgH2_L5RIlDQ


Thursday, January 24th; 1-6pm; Kasbeer Hall

1Ls Can Now Apply for PILI Internships

PILI's Law Student Summer Internship Program Now Open for 1L Applicaitons (open on Dec. 1st)

PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with public interest law agencies in Illinois and pays them for their work. Typically, Interns receive $6,000. Interns can also receive law school credit for their Internship if first approved by both the student’s law school and agency.

Remember that these positions are filled on a rolling basis and 2Ls were allowed to apply previously, starting on Oct. 15th.


SUFEO Spring Intake Training

SUFEO advocates for students and their parents in the school disciplinary and special education process. Join us for spring intake training! All who complete training can conduct intakes this semester and interview potential parents and students. Current AND new members welcome. There will be lunch!

Questions? Email Brianna Steger at bsteger1@luc.edu.

MANDATORY EVENT FOR 1Ls - Civility in the Profession

Civility in the Profession: Building a Community of Legal Professionals

First years, please mark your calendars for a Mandatory Programming event on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm. A distinguished panel of speakers will address character and fitness issues, the continuing need for civility in the legal profession, and what civility means for legal professionals.

Speakers include:

James A. Doppke, Jr., Of Counsel with the Robinson Law Group, LLC

Melissa A. Smart, Litigation Manager and Senior Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

Attendance is required, and the event will take place in 1040, the Power Rogers and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom. An alternate viewing of the program will be offered to those students with approved class-scheduling conflicts.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED ‚Äď We will have a variety of boxed lunches available. Please contact Dean Santibanez-Bania no later than 5pm on Friday, January 25th with any dietary restrictions or concerns. Please be advised that we will not be able to accommodate any dietary requests received after January 25th.

Please contact Dean Giselle Santibanez-Bania at gsantibanez@luc.edu for more information.

Pronunciation and Presentation Practice

 Free Pronunciation & Presentation Practice on Campus Monday Afternoons.
Maria Cesario, M.Ed., ESL Educator and Loyola alumna, offers free Pronunciation and Presentation Live Sessions for Loyola Students in the Corboy Law Center.
The next sessions will be held in the afternoon on:
Monday, January 14, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Monday, January 28, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Attending these sessions may help you with job interviews and in-class presentations. Contact Maria at mcesario253@gmail.com to reserve your space.

Eboo Patel & Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the Family Action Network are pleased to Eboo Patel, Ph.D., founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicagobased nonprofit organization that promotes interfaith leadership on college campuses, who is called ‚Äúone of America‚Äôs deepest thinkers on religion and the human condition‚ÄĚ by U.S. News & World Report, provides answers to this timely and consequential question.

In Dr. Patel‚Äôs inspiring and thought-provoking new book, Out of Many Faiths, he draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine broader questions about the importance of religious diversity in the cultural, political, and economic life of the nation. He explores how religious language has given the United States some of its most enduring symbols and inspired many of its most vital civic institutions‚ÄĒand demonstrates how the genius of the American experiment lies in its empowerment of people of all creeds, ethnicities, and convictions. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

RSVP Here: www.bit.ly/PatelFAN

Wednesday, January 30th; 12pm; 10th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom

MALDEF Scholarship- Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (The Latino Voice for Civil Rights in America) Scholarship

Applications due 1-31-19

Criteria include financial need, academic and extracurricular achievements, and demonstrated current and future commitment to advancing the rights of Latinos.

Application attached or cut and paste this link into your browser: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.formstack.com/uploads/2117454/35681873/460688616/35681873_2018-2019_maldef_law_school_scholarship_application.pdf


Family Law Writing Competition

Hofstra Law and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) are sponsoring the ninth annual Family Law Writing Competition. The competition is run in cooperation with the editorial staff of the Family Court Review, which is the academic and research journal of AFCC. The Family Court Review is an interdisciplinary and international journal published quarterly by Wiley and in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law. The Family Court Review contributes to and facilitates discourse among the judicial, legal, mediation, mental health and social services communities.

The subject of entries may be within any area of family law, although topics that focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged. Articles should concentrate on a current legal issue and must have a strong foundation in legal research. Use of interdisciplinary sources may also be appropriate for many topics. Entries will be judged on the quality of legal analysis, originality, depth of research, timeliness, creativity and format. The Family Court Review’s editors and a subcommittee of editorial board members will evaluate all articles.

Entry forms must be received by February 1, 2019. Article submissions must be received by February 15, 2019.

Please see the attached announcement for more details.

Apply for a Fellowship for Your Unpaid Legal Services Work

Are you doing unpaid legal services work this Spring?

If you are doing unpaid public interest work during Spring Semester 2019, consider applying for an Equal Justice America fellowship: http://equaljusticeamerica.org/about-2-3-2-2.htm

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Northwestern Law Rubloff Atrium (accessed from the 375 E. Chicago address).

You can check in anytime but you MUST check in prior to attending interviews in order to receive interview room assignments.

Students who do not check in will not be given room assignments. They will also be recorded as no-shows, their schools will be notified and they will not receive the interviewer contact sheet following the program.


Interviews take place at Northwestern Law school. Please check your interview schedule for the start and end time. A full day of interviews is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Kristen Kasperek for more information:


Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition

ACS is pleased to announce its 12th annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law, honoring the late Judge Cudahy's contribution to the field. The competition is open to practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students. The judging committee will include judges, leading academics, and practitioners in the field of administrative law.

A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories. Each winning author will receive a cash prize of $1,500, as well as special recognition at the 2019 ACS National Convention. Deadline is February 3, 2019

1L Summer Job Search Workshops

Workshops will be held in Suite 1301 and offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00.

January 22 - February 6, 2019; 12:00PM Tu & Th, 4PM M & W; Office of Career Services Suite 1301

Intraschool Moot Court Competition Registration

Loyola's 43rd Annual Intraschool Moot Court Competition presents an opportunity for 2L students to showcase their appellate advocacy skills. Competitors will submit a written brief from their first semester Advocacy classes and present oral arguments to panels of practitioners and judges from around Chicago. Any 2L student who is interested in participating in the competition may sign up on the "2019 Intraschool Moot Court Competition" page on TWEN, under the sign-up sheets tab. For more information, please contact the Moot Court Executive Board at MootCourt@luc.edu.

Register by February 6th; Competition takes place February 20th

1L Speed Mentoring Program

The Loyola 1L Speed Mentoring Program provides support to students in their first year of law school by providing opportunities for alumni to share their insights and experiences and expand first year students' knowledge beyond the classroom. Through the program, alumni can enhance the quality of the student experience and foster a positive mentoring and professional relationship.

Our 1L Speed Mentoring Event will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Power Rogers and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom located on the 10th floor of the Corboy Law Center.

To register for the program, please click here to register: https://www.lawalumni.luc.edu/s/1548/law/index.aspx?sid=1548&gid=3&pgid=4979&content_id=5558

Students must register by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Questions or concerns? Contact Dean Giselle Santibanez-Bania at gsantibanez@luc.edu.

Women's Leadership Forum

Join us for a day of learning, networking, and togetherness. Our first annual Womens' Leadership Forum will bring together experts from across the spectrum to discuss the challenges women face in today's workforce, regardless of industry or background. No matter where you are in your career this event is designed to help all women become better leaders in their workplace. Learn more at https://luc.edu/leadershiphub/centers/executiveeducation/womensleadershipforum/


Friday, February 8th; 8am; Schreiber Center

Constance Baker Motley Writing Competition

ACS’s Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition honors the legacy of Constance Baker Motley as a civil rights leader, elected official, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. The judging committee will include judges and leading academics.

The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the 2019 ACS National Convention. The winner will receive $3,000 and an offer to publish in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. The two runners-up will receive $1,000. Deadline is February 10, 2019

Operationalizing Treaties (2 credits) - New Course!

Operationalizing Treaties probes the relationship between multilateral treaty implementation and economic, social, and institutional development at the domestic level. Particular attention will be devoted to treaties involving arms control, the environment, human rights, labor, and transnational crime for which economic considerations offer limited motivation for state compliance. A central theme of the course is the relation of treaty operationalization to national development.

Thomas F. McInerney

Professor, Rule of Law for Development


LOCUS Registration: Course #112 Class #6731

(Open to LLM, JD, and MJ students)

Ounce Policy Team Student Internship

Exciting summer 2019 and fall 2019/winter 2020 paid opportunity to learn about - and work on - policy issues related to children on the national and state levels. Rolling applications with final deadline March 1. See the attached for more information.


Black Women's Lawyer's Association Scholarship Fund

To be eligible, you must:

- Attend an ABA accredited Illinois law school or be a paid BWLA Student Member and attend an ABA accredited law school;

- Complete the 2019 Spring Essay Scholarship application form; and

- Submit your completed essay and application, along with ALL required accompanying information and documentation


Application due February 15, 2019

2019 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Training

For the past twenty-two years, the University of Michigan Law School has invited interested students to participate in a comprehensive training on child welfare law and practice in Ann Arbor prior to starting their summer internship at a child welfare office. During the training, students learn the basic legal framework of child protection and foster care as well as the interdisciplinary perspectives so important to successful lawyering in this field, including hearing from experts in child development, child sexual abuse, and drug addiction. In addition to the training, many fellows say one of the best things about the training is meeting and forming a network with other like-minded law students from around the country. The Bergstrom Foundation will fund travel expenses for the participants, housing during the fellowship training, and meals.

Interested students can learn more about the program at www.law.umich.edu/bergstrom. Applications can be submitted online at https://goo.gl/forms/3uGb7hr8b17A9znH2. If you have any further questions, please contact our training coordinator, Jackie Julien, at (734) 763-5000 or e-mail her at jmjulien@umich.edu.

Fellowship training will take place May 13 - 15, 2019, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Applications are due March 24, 2019.

More information available here: http://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/calc/Bergstrom/Pages/summerfellowship.aspx

Come to China for 2 weeks in May!

Spaces are available in Loyola's Study Law Abroad Program in Beijing, China this summer. The program is held over 2 weeks in May and is affordable. Contact Dean Jean Gaspardo, jgaspar@luc.edu, for more information.

Join us for study abroad in Beijing, China, May 16-30.

Summer Associate Prep Program

Summer Associate Prep Program

Tuesday, April 16th; 12pm; Room 1202


Role in Law Graduation Mass?

May 11 Law graduates: Would you like to volunteer for a leadership role in the Law Baccalaureate Mass at 8 AM before the graduation ceremony. There is plenty of time to pray at the University chapel and to make graduation, a couple buildings away. We need readers, greeters, trained Eucharistic Ministers, acolytes, gift presenters. Please contact Fr. Jerry Overbeck, S.J. at joverb2@luc.edu 

May 11, 2019; 8am; Lake Shore Campus, Madonna della Strada Chapel