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Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

Clinical Professor of Law Anita Weinberg, director of Loyola’s ChildLaw Policy Institute, was awarded the Ignatius Loyola Award for Excellence in Teaching at Loyola University Chicago’s Faculty Convocation held on September 14.  The award, which is presented once every two years, is the University’s most prestigious teaching award, and recognizes a faculty member whose teaching involves a commitment to excellence, raises global awareness, promotes social justice, and educates the whole student. Weinberg, who was selected from a highly esteemed group of finalists from across the University, is described by one student as “a true teacher in the meaning of the words, ‘to draw forth.’ She brings her students into the world of legislators and policy makers as well those of domestic violence victims, children in the foster care system, and their advocates." In the midst of teaching and mentoring myriad students, Weinberg has chaired and staffed a state-wide task force on childhood lead poisoning prevention for over a decade. The task force, established by the Illinois General Assembly, has submitted recommendations to the General Assembly that have resulted in the first prevention focused lead poisoning law in Illinois. Weinberg, truly exemplifies the Ignatian values of commitment to excellence, global awareness, social justice, and cura personalis, and is a person of wisdom and grace who lives her life for others. To read more about Anita Weinberg, visit: http://luc.edu/law/fulltime/weinberg.shtml