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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Anita Maddali

Title/s:  Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Weekend JD

Office #:  1227

Phone: 312-915-8606

Email: amaddali@luc.edu


Dean Maddali provides leadership and guidance to support all JD students at the School of Law. She and other members of the Student Affairs team serve as a resource to students as they navigate their law school experience.

Prior to coming to Loyola, Dean Maddali held various roles at Northern Illinois University College of Law, including Associate Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and Director of Clinics. She taught courses in Immigration and Constitutional Law and laid the foundation for a Medical-Legal Partnership clinic. Upon graduating from law school, she received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and later worked as a clinical professor at the Children and Family Justice Center of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law where she represented women and children seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief. Additionally, she created a Poverty Law clinic at DePaul College of Law and litigated cases in the areas of immigration, education, and employment discrimination for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). She also served on the Board of Directors for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

In 2021, Dean Maddali obtained a Master of Divinity degree. Through this experience, she developed skills in community-based leadership and spiritual care and counseling.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, JD
University of Chicago, M.Div.

Selected Publications

  •  J.C. Salyer, Court of Injustice: Law Without Recognition in U.S. Immigration, Rutgers Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books (Book Review) (Nov. 2021).
  • Forgetting Its Common Humanity: America’s Immigration Story, 24 Brown J. World Aff. 2 (Spring/Summer 2018).
  • Left Behind: The Dying Principle of Family Reunification Under Immigration Law, 50 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 1 (Fall 2016). (also available in SSRN)
  • The Immigrant “Other”: Racialized Identity and the Devaluation of Immigrant Family Relations, 89 Ind. L.J. 2 (Spring 2014). (also available in SSRN), cited in United States v. Aguilar, 133 F.Supp.3d 486 (E.D.N.Y. 2015).
  • Padilla v. Kentucky: A New Chapter in Supreme Court Jurisprudence on Whether Deportation Constitutes Punishment for Lawful Permanent Residents?, 61 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2011). (also available in SSRN), cited in State v. Gaitan, 37 A.3d 1089 (N.J. 2012).
  • Indifference to Refugees is Shameful, Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 2, 2015.
  • Sophia’s Choice: Problems Faced By Female Asylum Seekers and Their U.S.-Citizen Children, 34 Feminist Stud. 277 (2008).