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Faculty and Administration Profiles

James J. Faught

Title/s:  Director, London Comparative Advocacy Program

Office #:  Corboy 1230

Phone: 312.915.7131

Email: jfaught@luc.edu


James Faught practiced law in a small Chicago firm for three years before returning to Loyola, where he earned his law degree, to become a member of the administration in 1979. As associate dean for administration, he oversaw the general operation of the School of Law. During his career, he has served on a number of professional committees including the Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Education, Admission and Competence as chair; various Law School Admission Council Committees; the Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Liaison with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, and the Lawyers' Assistance Program of Illinois where he served as president in 2009-10. In 2004, Dean Faught was appointed to the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission. In 2008, he was reappointed to a second term and served as chair in 2009-10. He has published articles on the status of women in law schools and on controversial student organizations. Dean Faught is the founder and director of Loyola’s London Comparative Advocacy Program, which has brought students to London since 1988.


BA, University of Notre Dame, 1971
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1976

Professional & Community Affiliations

Professional Service

State of Illinois, Executive Ethics Commission, (Member, 2004 to present, Chair 2009-10) 
Lawyers’ Assistance Program of Illinois, (Board Member 1992 to present, president 2009-10)

Awards and Honors

Dux Mirabilis Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2011
Francis J. Rooney - St. Thomas More Award - Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006
St. Robert Bellarmine Award, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1991

Courses Taught

Comparative Law – The Development of the Common Law
Introduction to the English Legal Profession
London Comparative Advocacy