Kate Mitchell has joined the School of Law as director of the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy’s Health Justice Project. Mitchell areas of focus include poverty law, children’s legal rights, and health law. Prior to joining Loyola she spent three years as a clinical teaching fellow with the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. She previously served as the legal director of the Toledo Medical Legal Partnership for Children at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and Legal Aid of Western Ohio. Mitchell started her legal career as a staff attorney with LAF in Chicago, and then as a staff attorney and policy director at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana in New Orleans. Following Hurricane Katrina, she worked as a Kramer Fellow at The Public Law Center at Tulane University School of Law focusing on economic and housing revitalization efforts in New Orleans.
Mitchell received her BA in Sociology, magna cum laude, from Beloit College, and her JD, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. She has been admitted to practice law in Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, and Michigan.
At Loyola, Mitchell will assume a leadership role as clinical professor and director of the Health Justice Project, a national recognized medical-legal partnership clinic that identifies and addresses social and legal issues that negatively affect the health of low-income clients.