Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

First Year Information

Welcome to Loyola!

As you know, we are located in the middle of one of the world’s great cities. During your time here, I hope you take time to experience Chicago and get to know our wonderful neighborhood.

As the University’s first professional school, we are very pleased that you will become a part of our rich tradition. While we are proud of our past, we look forward to witnessing the contributions that our students and alumni will make to our profession and society in the coming years. As a member of the legal profession, you will play an important role in the reshaping of a world that is changing rapidly. We know that you are well-prepared to succeed at the School of Law and to have a positive impact as a member of the legal profession. Please help us to make your experience at Loyola a good one.

I hope you will find the Corboy Law Center to be an excellent facility for the study of law. The School of Law occupies exclusively eight floors of the building that include 13 modern classrooms with high-end audio/visual and computer capabilities, additional space for student, faculty and staff offices, and several types of attractive and quiet study areas to accommodate a variety of student study needs.

I invite you to take time to get to know your classmates, your faculty, staff and administration. I believe that you’ll find Loyola to be an extraordinary community of individuals who are dedicated not only to your professional growth, but also to your growth as a person and member of the larger society. You’ll find Loyola to be a friendly and supportive place, and I hope that you’ll agree that our greatest strength is the quality of our student body. I encourage you to find ways to become involved in the life of the school. There will be plenty of opportunities.

I wish you the best as you begin your first year studies. You are surrounded by people at Loyola – students, faculty and staff – who want you to do well and to do good. I look forward to getting to know you.


James J. Faught
Associate Dean 
for Administration
Room 1230