Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Part-time Faculty A-M

Elizabeth Morris

Title/s: Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Rita Novak, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division

E-mail: bethmorris26@gmail.com


Elizabeth Morris is currently a judicial clerk for the Honorable Rita Novak of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division. Before her clerkship, she was a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn in Chicago. She has also been a volunteer attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; she now serves as the Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee of LAF’s Young Professional Board.

During law school, Ms. Morris served as Editor-in-Chief for the Chicago Journal of International Law and published "Reproductive Tourism and the Role of the European Union" (as Elizabeth Ferrari Morris). She won the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and was a Hinton Moot Court Semifinalist. She also worked in the law school's clinic with the Employment Discrimination Project.

Before law school, Ms. Morris worked for Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan on his research and appropriations staff, performing both substantive and fiscal work. Prior to that position, she earned an MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago Masters of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), concentrating in English and Gender Studies. Following graduation, she then served a one-year internship for MAPH as a writing intern and graduate student counselor. Ms. Morris earned her BA, cum laude, from Northwestern University, where she studied English and Italian.

Contact address:
Richard J. Daley Center #2402
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602


B.A., cum laude, Northwestern University, 2002
M.A., University of Chicago, 2003
J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2008

Program Areas

Legal Writing