Loyola University Chicago

Institute For Investor Protection

School of Law

About the Institute of Investor Protection

To achieve investor protection, the securities laws ensure autonomous investment decisions, which, in turn, are achieved by requiring the disclosure of material information. To enforce disclosure requirements, Congress created the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and granted investors private remedies to deter disclosure violations and to make aggrieved investors whole.  Indeed, the Supreme Court has long been mindful that investors’ private rights of action supplement enforcement efforts by the SEC thereby providing for holistic enforcement of the securities laws

The Institute for Investor Protection is a non-partisan, independent academic center that promotes investor protection for the individual consumer and the public, and seeks to shape policy issues affecting investors. The aim of the Institute is to educate investors on the availability of the private remedies Congress and the judiciary envisioned would serve to deter disclosure violations.


Board of Directors and Faculty

The Institute’s faculty consists of academics and professionals dedicated to promoting the integrity of American markets through strong mechanisms of investor protection.


Professor Michael J. Kaufman
Director, Institute for Investor Protection
Dean, and Professor of Law

Dean Kaufman’s scholarly works can be found here



Professor Charles W. Murdock
Professor and Loyola Faculty Scholar

Professor Murdock’s scholarly works can be found here


Professor Steven A. Ramirez
Professor of Law and Director, Business Law Center

Professor Ramirez’s scholarly works can be found here



Shelley L. Dunck
Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Business Law Center


Mary Hanisch
Program Director, Center for Business Law and Associate Director, Business Law Clinic


John M. Wunderlich
Institute Scholar, Institute for Investor Protection

John Wunderlich is the author and coauthor of several articles on securities fraud and commercial law. He is a former adjunct professor of law for Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he taught appellate advocacy. His academic work has appeared in the peer-reviewed Securities Regulation Law Journal, the William and Mary Law Review, the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and the Stanford University Journal of Law, Business and Finance.

Mr. Wunderlich’s scholarly works can be found here