Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Planning an Event

The responsibility of planning and executing an event falls primarily on the individual or team of individuals who propose to hold the event, but guidance and support is offered for all events - both large and small.

The administration must be made aware of events that occur on campus or are otherwise affiliated with the School of Law (outside of day-to-day or internal group meetings).  Using the descriptions below, please determine the type of event you propose to hold, and follow the steps laid out to receive approval and/or to begin planning.

The Office of Alumni Relations may be available to assist in publicizing select events to alumni and assisting with specific logistics of FAN events, major colloquia, symposia, or internal group events. If your event falls under one of these categories and you would like assistance from the Office of Alumni Relations, please complete the online form here, which will be reviewed within five business days of receipt. Completion of this form does not guarantee assistance from the Office of Alumni Relations and is based on staff availability.



Events that take place at the School of Law fall into two broad categories.  Choose the type that best describes yours:

General Events are a part of the day-to-day life of the Law School.  These frequently draw an internal audience and often require few elements outside of room reservations, available classroom technology, an announcement of some sort, and a minimal budget if any.  Examples of these events include student organization meetings and brown-bag lunch lectures.

Major Events typically require far more time and planning, and often are higher-profile.  These might draw audiences internally, from Loyola alumni, or from the wider public, and will often require elements such as media and technology support, advance invitations, advertisements, catering, housekeeping, and so forth.  Examples of these events include journal conferences and symposia, some receptions and dinners, and annual events such as Trivia Night or the PILS Auction.

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