Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

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  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

    Building bridges to success

    2L embraces leadership role in Loyola undergraduate mentorship program
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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

    Aspiring academic

    A passionate advocate for vulnerable populations, Loyola grad finds herself back at law school—as a professor
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  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

    Claiming Chicago for his own city

    With interests in both trial and public interest law, 3L takes full advantage of Loyola’s location
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  • Faculty

    Loyola appoints inaugural Rodin professorships

    Teaching and advocacy will strengthen law programs that advance equity and justice in underrepresented communities
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  • CURRICULUM

    Immigration law practicum

    A unique practicum offered at the School of Law this fall will focus on current and emerging issues of immigration law and explore how this important area of practice can intersect with many others.
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  • Experiential Learning

    Gaining insight beyond the classroom

    Field study allows students to examine public health epidemic first-hand
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  • Events

    Reflection of King's Last Campaign

    Prize-winning journalist, biographer, and cultural historian Wil Haygood will address Dr. King’s work for economic justice, with attention to his final campaign in Memphis: Wednesday, April 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (lunch included).
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  • ACCOLADES

    Excellence in legal education

    Loyola's centers and innovative programs rank among the top in the country
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  • Student Spotlight

    An active learner discovers her calling in litigation

    Participating both inside and outside the classroom, a 3L finds her career path
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  • Faculty

    Loyola appoints inaugural Reithal Professors of Law

    Impactful faculty research and scholarship will promote access to justice
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  • Student Profile

    Creating safer communities

    A Loyola law education will help this police officer advocate for better policy
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  • Student Profile

    Exploring different practice paths

    At Loyola, a 2L develops her twin passions for IP and public interest law
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  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

    A passion for health law and policy

    1L plans to use her education to eliminate racial disparities in health
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  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

    Advocating for others

    Recent Loyola law graduate Catharine Debelle (JD ’17) reflects upon her rewarding experience working with Loyola’s Health Justice Project.
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  • Alumni Spotlight

    Stepping up

    Furqan Mohammed (BA ’08, JD ’12) shifts career gears to help vulnerable workers
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  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

    Answering a call

    Loyola's nationally acclaimed Civitas ChildLaw Center continues to attract highly-qualified passionate advocates like Nick Zausch who want to make a difference in the lives of children.
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  • Faculty Excellence

    Loyola’s leadership in competition law and policy continues to expand

    Antitrust prof and scholar Spencer Waller appointed to prestigious new faculty chair
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  • Student Profile

    Real-world experience

    Student clinician gains confidence, practical skills helping vulnerable populations
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  • ACCOLADES

    Loyolans named among 40 Under 40

    Congratulations to our outstanding Loyola law alumni who were named among the 40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch in 2017 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.
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  • Study Abroad

    Learning the law in London

    Loyola’s Comparative Advocacy Program celebrates 30 years.
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  • NEW INITIATIVE

    Loyola to launch legal center for social justice

    Gift from Curt Rodin (JD ’75) and his wife, Linda, will strengthen law programs that serve the vulnerable.
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  • INNOVATION

    Online learning at Loyola

    Christena Driscoll, a current student enrolled in Loyola’s online Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law and Compliance, shares what she likes most about the program and how this advanced degree for non-lawyers will benefit her career as a compliance examiner.
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  • SOCIAL JUSTICE

    Addressing the needs of veterans

    New practicum lets students assist former service members while honing practical skills.
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  • SOCIAL JUSTICE

    Student-created foundation brings Loyola social justice mission to life

    From Chicago, 3Ls are changing lives half a world away.
  • CONFERENCES

    Exploring corporate ethics

    Loyola’s Institute for Investor Protection Conference discussed the growing corporate movement to embrace social responsibility activities, Dodd-Frank, and how a more relaxed approach to ethics and compliance issues has led to legal and economic pitfalls. Aaron Beam (pictured), author of Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business, delivered the luncheon address.
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  • INNOVATION

    Weekend warriors

    Now in its second year, Loyola’s Weekend JD continues to grow in popularity
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  • COMMUNITY

    A vibrant hub for learning

    Loyola’s Corboy Law Center is a centerpiece of community life on campus and in Chicago
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  • Faculty

    Rhodes named John J. Waldron Professor of Law

    Anne-Marie Rhodes, a member of Loyola’s full-time law faculty since 1980 and a legal expert in trusts and estates, as well as art law and comparative law, has been named Loyola’s John J. Waldron Professor of Law.
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  • CIVIL DISCOURSE

    Leading the conversation

    Loyola has emerged as a community hub for exploring law and social justice
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  • SOCIAL JUSTICE

    Fulfilling a social justice mission

    Loyola’s annual Day of Service introduces 1Ls to public interest law
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  • NEW STUDENTS

    Welcoming 1Ls

    Meet Loyola’s incoming class of exceptional law students
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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

    Lessons in lawyering

    Margee Elias (JD ’86), executive vice president and general counsel of Gogo, the leading inflight internet and entertainment provider, shares her career highlights, her challenges, and what she enjoys most about the practice of law.
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  • INNOVATION

    Design thinking in the classroom

    To improve the learning process and make students more practice-ready at graduation, Loyola has significantly expanded its teaching styles to include more active, participatory learning approaches like team projects, collaborative exercises, and most recently, design thinking.
  • NEW FACULTY

    Kate Mitchell joins Loyola’s Health Justice Project

    Loyola names new director of its nationally recognized medical-legal partnership clinic.
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  • SPECIALIZED OFFERING

    PROLAW expands

    Loyola’s Rule of Law for Development program in Rome now offers a one-year program for non-lawyers
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  • FELLOWSHIP

    Loyola grad lands prestigious fellowship

    After sitting for the Illinois bar exam in July, Loyola law graduate Louis Gomes (BA ’14, JD ’17) will travel to Africa and Europe to spend time with family. In late August, he will begin a prestigious legal fellowship with GE Transportation, a division of the General Electric Company.
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  • SPECIALIZED OFFERING

    Loyola law: A next step for many educators

    A reputation as a hub for education law is a big draw for teachers becoming lawyers
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  • SPECIAL PROGRAM

    U.S. Reps. Schiff and Quigley speak at Loyola

    U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, ranking member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Loyola law alumnus U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (JD ’89) at the School of Law on June 20 for a special panel discussion on current intelligence, security, and foreign policy issues.
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  • ADMINISTRATION

    Maureen Kieffer promoted to director of Career Services

    Maureen Kieffer has been promoted to director of the Office of Career Services, where she has served for more than 10 years as associate director to develop and implement programs that support Loyola law students interested in judicial clerkships, public interest, and government careers.
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  • FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

    Miranda Johnson appointed institute director

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that Miranda Johnson, clinical professor and associate director of the Education Law and Policy Institute, has been appointed the Institute’s new director.
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  • FELLOWSHIP

    New Health Law Fellowship Opportunity for Master of Laws Candidate

    The American Medical Association (AMA) and Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy have announced the establishment of the AMA Health Law Fellowship Program for the 2017-18 school year for one highly qualified Master of Laws (LLM) candidate.
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  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

    Loyola’s Vis Moot Fellows

    Students selected for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot have the opportunity to study alternative dispute resolution in the context of international law. The Vis competitions take place each spring at in Vienna, Austria, and in Hong Kong. This year Loyola competed against 27 teams from 12 countries to win the Moot Shanghai 2017 and 3 honorable mention awards. The Moot Shanghai is a pre-moot held a week before the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration.
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  • FIELD STUDY

    Access to Health Care

    Understanding and effectively addressing racial disparities in health care is important to the well-being of our society. Students enrolled in Professor Larry Singer’s Access to Health Care Seminar met over spring break with public health researchers, medical providers, health advocates, and government officials to learn about the state of health care in Mississippi.
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  • STUDENT SUPPORT

    Counseling over coffee

    Father Jerry, a chaplain on the Water Tower Campus team of Loyola’s Campus Ministry, knows people seeking counseling can be uncomfortable in formal situations. So “I go where the people are: food courts, lobbies—and Starbucks,” he says. “I see more students, faculty, staff, and alums over coffee than I ever see in my church or office.”
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  • GLOBAL LEARNING

    Study locally, act globally

    Opportunities abroad gave Loyola law students Alison Davis and Teresa Dettloff invaluable real-world experience.
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  • Weekend JD

    Weekend Warriors

    New JD program offers classes on alternate Saturdays and Sundays
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  • Intensive Trial Practice Programs provide practical training

    The School of Law’s three intensive trial practice courses that provide focused litigation skills training to JD and LLM students kicked off at Loyola on Saturday, January 7.
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE

    Welcoming students with DACA status

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that it will offer scholarship assistance to qualified admitted students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration status or who are DACA-eligible.
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  • Trump Presidency: What it means for law and social justice

    SPECIAL PROGRAM – Thursday, Nov. 17 – 1 p.m. Join us to hear Loyola University Chicago’s distinguished law faculty discuss the potential impact President-Elect Trump’s policies will have on the law and social justice. Pizza will be served.
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  • Loyola hosts Chicago tribute to Scalia

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pays tribute to her colleague and friend
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  • Welcoming new students

    Loyola’s incoming class of bright and talented 1Ls bring a wealth of demographic and experiential diversity to the School of Law.
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  • Dual degree in children’s law

    Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Center has partnered with Erikson Institute to offer an innovative new dual degree program in children’s law.
  • Michael Kaufman appointed interim dean

    A member of the Loyola law faculty since 1986, and associate dean for academic affairs since 2005, Kaufman has devoted his professional career to the service of others and is renowned for his efforts to create greater educational diversity and equity at all levels of learning.
  • Alumni Spotlight

    Loyola grad awarded fellowship

    The Illinois Bar Foundation has awarded a post graduate legal fellowship to School of Law graduate Victoria Dempsey (JD ’16). She will begin her fellowship this fall working at Loyola’s Community Law Center Clinic.
  • Loyola a leader in the growing area of compliance

    Loyola has received approval from the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) to expand its curricular offerings in the area of compliance studies to provide students with the qualifications required to sit for the CCB’s healthcare and all-industry compliance certification exams.
  • Student Spotlight

    Carrera Thibodeaux (2L)

    Why did you choose Loyola for law school?: “Location, strong Chicago legal network”
  • Student Spotlight

    John Anders (1L)

    In five words or less, why did you choose Loyola? “Education Law, Part-time Program”
  • Student Spotlight

    Meghan Murphy (1L)

    In five words or less, why did you choose Loyola? “Chicago legal market, congenial community”
  • Student Spotlight

    Michael Simonet (1L)

    In five words or less, why did you choose Loyola? “The inclusive and welcoming community”
  • Loyola forum addresses lead poisoning in Chicago

    Chicago public health officials and national experts in lead poisoning recently gathered at Loyola to discuss working together to combat issues surrounding lead poisoning and its devastating impact on families in local communities.
  • Loyola wins Health Law Transactional Competition

    Loyola students placed first out of 21 teams from 15 law schools across the country at the 6th annual L. Edward Bryant Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition, held at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center in March. Third-year Loyola students, Mary Buckley, Dino Petrovic, and Michael French, (pictured above with coach April Schweitzer, far left) were competition champions and won the Best Memorandum award.
  • Student Spotlight

    Finding the right key

    Searching for his calling, third-year student Gerald Polanco explores an array of opportunities, all with a focus on advocating for others.
  • Dean Yellen named president of Marist College

    After serving more than a decade as dean of the School of Law, David Yellen will depart at the end of the year to become president of Marist College. Michael Kaufman, associate dean of academic affairs, has been appointed interim-dean effective July 1.
  • Big win for Corboy Fellows

    Loyola’s Corboy Fellows Ezrah Bryant, Matt McDonald, Jack Healy, and Lauline Gough won the Vino Veritas: The Golden Gate University Professor Bernie Segal Mock Trial held October 25.
  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

    LLM Student Wins Writing Prize

    Loyola University Chicago LLM student Harrison Mbori Otieno has received a runner-up prize award in the amount of $2,500 in the Benjamin E. Ferencz Essay writing competition.
  • Remembering Prof. Mike Zimmer

    Outstanding legal scholar and mentor, Professor Mike Zimmer passed away from cancer on September 23 at the age of 72.
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  • Student Spotlight

    Meet Loyola’s SBA President

    SBA President Dominic LoVerde (3L) will work to promote a culture at the School of Law where each student is valued.
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  • Social Media

    Connect with faculty on social media

    Follow the School of Law on Twitter, connect with our Centers of Excellence on LinkedIn and Facebook, and watch for faculty blog postings.
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  • 3L leads Yale seminar on bioethics

    Sumaya Noush (3L) led a six-session seminar this summer at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics titled “The Ethics of Global Pharmaceuticals.”
  • Loyola Hosts Learn-By-Doing Program

    Students from Chicago Public Schools recently attended a learn-by-doing program at Loyola, which was sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation's ABC Project (Action-Based Communities). Students discussed issues in their community, determined the best way to address them, and established action steps to make the change. Issues students addressed included school libraries, lunches, recycling, and better access to school counselors.
  • Civility and Ethics

    Loyola alumnus Louis Lehr (JD ’51) and John Ropiequet discussed the US Supreme Court case Zenith v. Matsushita from a civility and ethics perspective to students enrolled in Loyola’s summer law externship course. Lou Lehr practiced law for over 50 years with the Chicago firm Arnstein & Lehr.
  • Loyola drafts legislation to benefit exonerees

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law students recently drafted an amendment to the certificate of innocence statute requesting higher compensation for Illinois exonerees.
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  • Shakespeare and the Law

    Join acclaimed director Michael Halberstam and actors from Writers Theatre on Monday, October 5, for a discussion and dramatic interpretation of scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
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  • BLSA Alumni Brunch

    Germond Patton (2L) presented Cynthia Cornelius with the 2015 Norman C. Amaker Award of Excellence at the Black Law Students Association’s (BLSA) annual alumni celebration held on Sunday, April 12. Loyola Trustee Jackie Taylor Holsten (JD ’99) received the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Service Award.
  • Excellence in Evidence

    Katherine Hinkle (left, JD ’14) and Melissa Turk (3L) recently were awarded the 2013-14 Hon. Thomas Mulroy Award for Excellence in the area of Evidence. Judge Mulroy is associate judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County and a Loyola law graduate from the Class of 1972. The award is given to the two students at Loyola who achieve the highest grades in Evidence in an academic year.
  • Big Win for Corboy Fellows

    Loyola’s Corboy Fellows Josh Cauhorn, Jasmine Morton, Prya Murad, and Ezrah Bryant won the national championship at the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition held in Chicago. In this invitation-only tournament of champions, Loyola competed against 20 top teams in the country. Josh Cauhorn won the Overall Best Advocate Award.
  • Intraschool Moot Top Honors

    Scott Kater won Loyola's Thirty-Ninth Annual Intraschool Moot Court Competition. He is pictured (left) with the Honorable Sarah Ellis, William Bauer, and Kenneth Ripple, final round judges; and finalist Adrienne Yoseph. Other honors: Grace Chua, Best Brief; Adrienne Yoseph, Best Oralist.
  • Loyola Places Third in INADR

    Loyola’s INADR International Mediation team members Randy Ojeda, Lauren Cichowski, Ellie Chavez and Michael Gubiotti placed third in the advocate/client category of the 2015 INADR International Mediation Tournament held in London, England. Loyola advanced to the final round tournament, which included 44 teams from law schools around the world.
  • Thurgood Marshall Team takes second

    Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team members Shawki Bell, Lauline Gough, Jade Gary and John Gnilka placed second in the Midwest BLSA Mock Trial Competition in Indianapolis where they competed against 14 other teams. They will advance to the national competition in Portland, in March.
  • Loyola Law Academy

    Chicago-area high school students visit the School of Law on three consecutive Saturdays during the winter semester as part of a pipeline program designed to promote diversity in the legal profession. BLSA President Mike Montgomery (2L) is pictured speaking with students about the importance of their vote in local, state and federal elections.
  • Professor Perea Honored

    Professor Juan Perea (pictured second from right) was recently honored by the Latino Law Professors Group with the 2015 Award for Scholarship, Teaching, and Service for his scholarly contributions and advocacy work on behalf of the civil rights of Latinos in the US.
  • International Legal Careers

    Lara Elborno (JD ’12), a trainee attorney in International Arbitration at the Paris office of Winston & Strawn LLP, offers advice on landing an international legal career.
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  • Excellence in Teaching

    Clinical Professor of Law Anita Weinberg, director of Loyola’s ChildLaw Policy Institute, was awarded the prestigious Ignatius Loyola Award for Excellence in Teaching at Loyola University Chicago’s Faculty Convocation held on September 14.
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  • 2014-15 Corboy Fellows

    The Philip H. Corboy Fellowship Program in Trial Advocacy provides intensive training in trial advocacy to ten students who are chosen annually as Corboy Fellows.
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  • Student Spotlight –
    Nicole Grabianowski

    Nicole Grabianowski was recently honored with a Ms. JD Fellowship. Ms. JD is an organization dedicated to the success of aspiring women lawyers.
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  • Shakespeare and the Law Macbeth: Overleaping Ambition

    The Wall Street Journal has called Writers Theatre "the best drama company in the nation." Join Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and actors from Writers Theatre on Mon., Sept. 29, at 5 PM, for a remarkable look at selected scenes from Macbeth.
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  • IN MEMORIAM: PROFESSOR GEORGE ANASTAPLO

    Professor of Law George Anastaplo passed away on Friday, February 14, of metastatic prostate cancer. He was 88. For more than 30 years, he was a vital part of the fabric of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law community, serving as a beloved colleague, a revered teacher, and a world-renowned scholar.
  • Alumni Spotlight: White House Internship

    While a 3L at Loyola, Brenda McKinney (JD '13) was awarded a Fulbright scholarship starting in January 2014 to study conflict resolution in cases of youthful offending in New Zealand. Because she was also interested in gaining policy experience in Washington, DC, a friend encouraged her to apply to the White House Internship Program (WHIP). Read more about Brenda’s internship with the Office of the White House Counsel.
  • Father Araujo Greets Pope Francis

    Rev. Robert John Araujo, S.J. Loyola's John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Professor, spoke with His Holiness Pope Francis at a gathering at the Sala Clementina during a recent visit to Rome, where he presented a lecture to the International Union of Catholic Jurists and the International Network of Catholic Legislators.
  • Wing-Tat Lee Induction

    Professor of Law James T. Gathii (third from left) was inducted as the School of Law's Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law at a special ceremony at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center on Thursday, March 14. As the Wing-Tat Lee Chair, he will pursue teaching and scholarship, and bring to the School of Law international conferences, lectures, and exchange programs for students and faculty.
  • President's Medallion Award Recipient Jillian Burstein

    Jillian Burstein (3L) was the School of Law's 2012 President's Medallion recipient. The award, which recognizes outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service, was presented to a student from each school at the University by Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president, Loyola University Chicago. The President's Ball was held at Navy Pier on November 9, 2012.
  • Trivia Night at Loyola

    Loyola's Catholic Lawyers Guild hosted its 13th Annual Trivia Night on April 4. As a result of the generous food and prize donations of local business--and the participation of Loyola students, professors, and friends--the Catholic Lawyers Guild raised $1,786 to benefit Southwest Chicago Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS). PADS is one of the largest non-profit agencies that provides for the immediate needs of Chicago's unemployed and homeless as well as provides job training and long-term housing alternatives to end the cycle of poverty.
  • Yet Another Corboy Fellows Win

    Loyola Corboy Fellows have won the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, which was held in Chicago April 4-7. The competition is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and John Marshall Law School. Pictured from left, Kyle Flynn, coach Albert Maldonado, David Rivelli, coach Rebecca Gold, Daina Staisiunas, and Matt Anderson.
  • School of Law

    Dean Yellen named one of the most influential law educators

    The National Jurist has named Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean David N. Yellen as one of the “25 most influential people in legal education” in its January 2014 issue. Yellen ranks 17th on the list of those named as having the most influence in 2013.
  • Profile

    Student Spotlight - Storm Saporano (2L)

    Learn about students in the Loyola Law School Extern Program!