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Maria Hawilo

Title/s:  Distinguished Professor in Residence

Office #:  1334

Phone: 312-915-7136

Email: mhawilo@luc.edu


Maria Hawilo joins Loyola from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law where she was a clinical assistant professor in the Bluhm Legal Clinic. She focuses her teaching and research on the criminal justice system and its vast overreach and disparate impact on African-American and Latino individuals. She also focuses on international law, particularly rule of law and trainings of institutional justice actors. Hawilo has served as a supervising attorney for the District of Columbia’s Public Defender Service representing individuals charged with felony criminal offenses. She was a member of the Forensic Practice Group, a committee focused on the use of forensic science in the courtroom. Hawilo served as a law clerk for the Honorable David W. McKean, U.S District Court, Western District of Michigan. At Loyola this fall she is teaching Mass Incarceration.


BS, University of Michigan
JD, University of Michigan