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Sara Block

Title/s:  Academic Director, On-line Masters in Jurisprudence Degree in Children's Law and Policy

Specialty Area: ChildLaw (Online)

Phone: 847-708-7016

Email: sblock1@luc.edu


Sara Block is the Academic Director for Child and Family Law Programs at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In the Masters of Jurisprudence in Child Law program at Loyola, Sara teaches Child Welfare Law and Policy, and Juvenile Justice Law Policy. Sara was a Skadden Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago with a fellowship focusing on the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare. Sara was awarded the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network’s Outstanding Partnership Award, the Family Defense Center’s Major Litigation Award for her involvement in Julie Q. v. DCFS, and the Jewish United Fund’s “36 Under 36” award. Sara received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2007, where she was a Child Law Fellow and the Features Editor of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal. Sara received her B.A. degree with honors in American Studies from Northwestern University. Sara is the author of the book entitled Together Unbroken: Stories, Law, Practice and Healing at the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare. She has two daughters and feels honored to be their mother.


JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Program Areas

Juvenile Justice Law & Policy
Child Welfare Law and Policy

Courses Taught

Child Welfare Law and Policy and Juvenile Justice Law and Policy