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		Faculty Appointment

Faculty Appointment

Neil Williams has been appointed to prestigious inaugural professorship

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		Connecting to our community

Connecting to our community

Learn how our law students earn practical experience helping business owners bring their ideas to fruition

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		How I thrived at Loyola

How I thrived at Loyola

Members of the School of Law’s Class of 2019 share their secrets to success

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		Research with impact

Research with impact

Paradise’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, science, and technology, with an emphasis on the life science realm

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		Faculty excellence

Faculty excellence

Thomas M. Haney named Loyola’s inaugural Hubert Louis Will Professor of Law

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		Building a global</br>
gaming practice

Building a global
gaming practice

Martha A. Sabol (JD ’99) focuses her practice on regulatory gaming and business law.

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		Advocating for parents and children

Advocating for parents and children

Student-run hotline provides real-world advocacy experience

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		Protecting civil rights

Protecting civil rights

Born and raised in Chicago, David McKinney (JD ’11) works as a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.

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		Top in health <br/>care law

Top in health
care law

U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola #2 in nation

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		Acing the job search

Acing the job search

Students work with career advisors to develop winning strategies

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		IP Expertise

IP Expertise

Matthew Sag is a nationally recognized expert in copyright law and a leading authority on the legal implications of text data mining.

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		Addressing 
over-incarceration

Addressing over-incarceration

Aisha Cornelius Edwards (JD ’05) is working to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system.

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		Law meets technology

Law meets technology

Staying ahead of the curve in emerging areas of law

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		An advocate for change

An advocate for change

Third-year law student Liz Rodriguez finds her niche serving vulnerable populations

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		Pioneer in child and family law

Pioneer in child and family law

Professor Diane Geraghty: Leading the way in children's law

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		Advocating for the homeless

Advocating for the homeless

Loyolans tackle an array of issues that affect housing

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		Compliance: A critical thread

Compliance: A critical thread

New York attorney gains specialized training to better serve her clients

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		A passion for IP

A passion for IP

Third-year law student Eric Liu looks ahead to a career in IP

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		Rising to meet global challenges

Rising to meet global challenges

Heidi Cerneka has traveled the world advocating for women’s rights.

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		Connecting social service with policy

Connecting social service with policy

Contrell Washington (MSW ’18) builds on her work as an advocate for children and families

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		Research for Justice

Research for Justice

Loyola law faculty scholarship turns knowledge into action

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		John Blum named school’s first health law chair

John Blum named school’s first health law chair

Blum is a pioneer and widely respected expert in health law

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		Meet our incoming class

Meet our incoming class

Loyola welcomes the talented and diverse JD law class entering in fall 2018

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		Advocates for justice

Advocates for justice

New practicum readies grads for rewarding work in immigration law

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		Following a social </br>justice mission

Following a social
justice mission

Alison Davis (JD ’17) is using her legal education to help shape policy abroad

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		Student wellbeing

Student wellbeing

Law program provides tools for healthy work-life balance

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		Moving into mindfulness

Moving into mindfulness

Loyola community embraces practices aimed at reducing stress and boosting performance

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		Prestigious Professorship

Prestigious Professorship

Steven Ramirez is named Loyola’s inaugural Abner J. Mikva Professor of Law.

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		A tool for positive change

A tool for positive change

Loyola’s clinics serve a key role in preparing students for practice

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		Josie Gough (BA ’74, MED ’78, JD ’78)

Josie Gough (BA ’74, MED ’78, JD ’78)

Josie Gough is a Curt and Linda Rodin Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Social Justice and director of Loyola’s Experiential Learning program, where she collaborates with members of the judiciary, government agencies, public interest organizations, and Chicago-based corporations to provide externship placements for students.

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		Amazing administrator

Amazing administrator

Dean Jean Gaspardo honored by CLG with Lifetime Achievement Award

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		Learning to lead

Learning to lead

Weekend JD program strengthens Illinois Rep. Christian Mitchell's work as a social justice advocate

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		On civil rights

On civil rights

Preventing police misconduct by legal intervention is a focus for Professor Stephen Rushin

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		Views from </br>the top

Views from
the top

Students welcome Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Rome campus for summer lecture series

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		Community builder

Community builder

Associate Dean Zelda Harris is leading efforts to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment

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		Welcome home

Welcome home

An in-house legal clinic led by Emily Vaughan (JD '14) helps returning veterans re-adjust

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		Lawmaker and law student takes on new role

Lawmaker and law student takes on new role

State Rep. Christian Mitchell, a Weekend JD student at Loyola, recently was appointed interim director of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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		Seizing the opportunity to make change

Seizing the opportunity to make change

Cindy Blackstock (MJ '15)advocates for indigenous children's rights in Canada

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		RBG in Rome

RBG in Rome

For the second summer in a row, students in the School of Law's Study Law Abroad program at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center in Italy had the extraordinary experience of learning from a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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		Breaking barriers, building foundations

Breaking barriers, building foundations

Dean Emerita Nina Appel retires after 45 remarkable years at Loyola.

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		Doctor + lawyer = effective advocate

Doctor + lawyer = effective advocate

Bryant Cameron Webb MD (JD '12) uses his degrees to address health inequities.

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		Advocating for others

Advocating for others

Kate Mitchell, director of Loyola's Health Justice Project, shares with Chicago Lawyer magazine how lawyers can break the link between poverty and poor health.

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		40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch

40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch

Loyola proudly congratulates its distinguished alumni recently named as 40 Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch.

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		Loyolans named associate judges

Loyolans named associate judges

The School of Law proudly congratulates seven distinguished alumni who were recently named among the 16 new Cook County Circuit Court judges.

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		Thriving at Loyola

Thriving at Loyola

Recent law graduates share their secrets to success.

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		Cheers to the Class of 2018!

Cheers to the Class of 2018!

Loyola University Chicago awarded 281 law degrees at commencement on May 12

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		Advocating for children

Advocating for children

Emma McMullen (JD ’18) is a Civitas ChildLaw Fellow and the 2018 recipient of the Dean Nina S. Appel Scholarship. This is her story.

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		Loyola establishes professorships to honor the late Mary Ann G. McMorrow (JD '53)

Loyola establishes professorships to honor the late Mary Ann G. McMorrow (JD '53)

Professorships will support research and scholarship that advocate for justice

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		Building bridges to success

Building bridges to success

2L embraces leadership role in Loyola undergraduate mentorship program

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		Aspiring academic

Aspiring academic

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

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		Claiming Chicago for his own city

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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		Loyola appoints inaugural Rodin professorships

Loyola appoints inaugural Rodin professorships

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

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		Immigration law practicum

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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		Gaining insight beyond the classroom

Gaining insight beyond the classroom

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

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		Reflection of King's Last Campaign

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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		Excellence in legal education

Excellence in legal education

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

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		An active learner discovers her calling in litigation

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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		Loyola appoints inaugural Reithal Professors of Law

Loyola appoints inaugural Reithal Professors of Law

Impactful faculty research and scholarship will promote access to justice

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		Creating safer communities

Creating safer communities

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

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		Exploring different practice paths

Exploring different practice paths

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

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		Loyola’s part-time JD makes law school a reality for working professionals

Loyola’s part-time JD makes law school a reality for working professionals

Attend an online information session and learn about our flexible weekend program.

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		Corboy Fellows place first

Corboy Fellows place first

Ben Horowitz, Nicole Gaudin, and David DeSchepper won the Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Mock Trial Competition. DeSchepper also won Best Advocate Award. The team will advance to the national competition in April.


		A passion for health law and policy

A passion for health law and policy

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

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		Advocating for others

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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		Loyola wins Thurgood Marshall

Loyola wins Thurgood Marshall

Loyola team members Jalyn Mitchell, Ayah Elfarra, Anais Holland-Rudd, and Bill Lowry won the BLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Competition held at the Midwest Regional BLSA Convention in St. Louis. The team will compete in the national competition in New York.

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		Loyola wins Fred Douglass

Loyola wins Fred Douglass

Loyola team members Kechia Lewis and Jalen Brown won the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition held at the Midwest Regional BLSA Convention in St. Louis. Brown also received the Best Oralist Award. The team will compete in the national competition in New York.

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		Stepping up

Stepping up

Furqan Mohammed (BA '08, JD '12) shifts career gears to help vulnerable workers

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		Transforming social justice

Transforming social justice

The Amaker Retreat aims to capture the spirit of our late professor Norman Amaker who fought alongside civil rights leaders to transform the social justice landscape by challenging racial discrimination during the civil rights era.

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		Answering a call

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

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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		Real-world experience

Real-world experience

Student clinician gains confidence, practical skills helping vulnerable populations

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		Loyolans named among 40 Under 40

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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		Learning the law in London

Learning the law in London

Loyola’s Comparative Advocacy Program celebrates 30 years.

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		President's Medallion

President's Medallion

3L James Naughton is using his legal education to serve others, especially youth. He is helping Chicago students stay on track for educational success as a tutor, mentor, and Stand Up For Each Other advocate.

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		Loyola to launch legal center for social justice

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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		Online learning at Loyola

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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		Addressing the needs of veterans

Addressing the needs of veterans

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

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		Student-created foundation brings Loyola social justice mission to life

Student-created foundation brings Loyola social justice mission to life

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


		Big win for Corboy Fellows

Big win for Corboy Fellows

Loyola took First Place at the In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition hosted by Golden Gate State University School of Law in San Francisco October 26-29. Corboy Fellows Ben Horwitz and Teresa Russo are pictured above preparing to make their closing argument in the final round of the competition, while team members Edet Nsemo and Britney Pennycook look on.


		Loyola wins Thomas Tang National

Loyola wins Thomas Tang National

Loyola won the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition held in Washington, DC, November 3-4. Loyola also won Best Brief and Best Oralist Awards. The competition is sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation. Congratulations to Emily Olivera, Jasmine Stanzick, Sevan Avakian (coach), Lucas Terna, and Sowmya Sastri. Not pictured: Coaches Kristen Kawaguchi and Ann Shea.


		Exploring corporate ethics

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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		Transformative scholarship

Transformative scholarship

Loyola law faculty members are renowned scholars who are making a significant impact.

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		Con Law Colloquium</br>
November 3-4

Con Law Colloquium
November 3-4

Loyola’s 8th Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium brings together constitutional law scholars at all stages of their professional development to discuss current projects, doctrinal developments in constitutional law, and future goals. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Professor H. Jefferson Powell, Duke University School of Law.

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		Equity in health care

Equity in health care

Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, a noted authority on equity issues in health care, recently spoke to students and faculty at Loyola about equality and justice in the national health debate, and specifically addressed the social determinants of health, which include race and poverty.


		Weekend warriors

Weekend warriors

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

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		Assisting undocumented families

Assisting undocumented families

Across the country families who are undocumented risk being separated if family members are detained or deported. Loyola’s Legislation and Policy Clinic created a guide to assist undocumented parents in preparing safety plans for their children.

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		Justice Ginsburg to join Loyola in Rome

Justice Ginsburg to join Loyola in Rome

United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join students and faculty as a guest lecture next summer in Loyola’s Study Law Abroad program in Rome, Italy. The program is open to current Loyola law students.

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		Thomas Tang Regional Champs

Thomas Tang Regional Champs

Loyola took First Place, Second Place, Best and Second Best Brief Awards, as well as Best and Second Best Oral Advocate Awards, at the Thomas Tang Regional Competition held it Chicago October 13-15. Congratulations to regional champs Jasmine Stanzick and Emily Olivera, and second place team members Sowmya Sastri and Lucas Terna.


		Progress and achievements

Progress and achievements

The 2016-17 Dean’s Annual Report highlights recent School of Law honors, accomplishments, and outstanding alumni support.

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		A vibrant hub for learning

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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		Rhodes named John J. Waldron Professor of Law

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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		Law Journal Executive Board

Law Journal Executive Board

The Loyola University Chicago Law Journal is edited and managed entirely by students and publishes the work of distinguished writers, including academics, practitioners, and judges. Meet the 2017-18 executive board.

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		Leading the conversation

Leading the conversation

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

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		Shakespeare and the law

Shakespeare and the law

Monday, October 2 – 12:00 p.m.
Michael Halberstam has directed more than 35 productions for the company, and has received numerous awards for excellence in theatre management and artistic achievement. This year’s program on Shakespeare’s Othello, is made possible by the generous support of Loyola law alumna Randy Lamm Berlin. Pizza will be served.

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		There is no better time to be a student of the law

There is no better time to be a student of the law

Earn an outstanding Loyola law degree by attending our Full-time or Weekend JD program

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		Fulfilling a social justice mission

Fulfilling a social justice mission

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

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		Welcoming 1Ls

Welcoming 1Ls

Meet Loyola’s incoming class of exceptional law students

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		Lessons in lawyering

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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		Design thinking in the classroom

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.


		The Faces of Chicago Health Law

The Faces of Chicago Health Law

Loyola Law magazine highlights Loyola grads who dominate the field

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		Kate Mitchell joins Loyola’s Health Justice Project

Kate Mitchell joins Loyola’s Health Justice Project

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

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		PROLAW expands

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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		Learning the law in Rome

Learning the law in Rome

Students and faculty attended a tour of the Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who joined Loyola this summer for two weeks to teach a course in Constitutional Law.

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		Top in the country

Top in the country

Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is ranked #1 in the country in healthcare law by Law Street Media.

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		Loyola grad lands prestigious 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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		Loyola law: A next step for many educators

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

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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		Bringing visibility to predatory litigation

Bringing visibility to predatory litigation

When Professor Matthew Sag and recent Loyola law graduate Jake Haskell (JD ’16) decided to work together on a public interest research project about predatory litigation and copyright trolling, they did not expect that their paper would go viral. More than 4,000 downloads later, their law review article has gained national visibility.

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		Loyola to honor Tom Dart

Loyola to honor Tom Dart

Tom Dart (JD ’87), Cook County Sheriff, will be honored with the School of Law’s Damen Award at Founders’ Dinner, on Friday, June 9. Since 2006, Dart has brought an aggressive yet innovative approach to law enforcement. Dart recently was featured on 60 Minutes where he discussed mental illness in prisons and his unique efforts to reform the Cook County Jail.


		Loyola now offers JD/MEd

Loyola now offers JD/MEd

Loyola’s School of Law and School of Education are now offering a JD/MEd in Law and Education Policy. The dual degree program brings together Loyola's expertise in education policy studies, education law, and the legal rights of children.

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		Maureen Kieffer promoted to director of Career Services

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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		Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Commencement exercises for the School of Law will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13.

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		Loyola noted for Best Law School Experience

Loyola noted for Best Law School Experience

Loyola University Chicago’s received an “A” letter grade for best law school experience from The International Jurist magazine for its International LLM programs.

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		Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference

Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference

Loyola University Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is pleased to invite original research submissions for its inaugural Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017.

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		Miranda Johnson appointed institute director

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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		New Health Law Fellowship Opportunity for Master of Laws Candidate

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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		Ryan Meade featured in <em>Compliance & Ethics Professional</em>

Ryan Meade featured in Compliance & Ethics Professional

Professor Ryan Meade, director of Loyola’s Center for Compliance Studies, was featured in the April 2017 issue of Compliance & Ethics Professional, a publication of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.


		Loyola’s Vis Moot Fellows

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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		Scholarships Open Doors

Scholarships Open Doors

Loyola is committed to ensuring that a quality legal education is attainable

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		Field study in Chile

Field study in Chile

Loyola students recently participated in a week-long field study in Chile. Since 2003, Loyola has partnered with the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, a Jesuit school in Santiago, to host research visits over spring break. Loyola students Brian Huff, Neda Tolooi, Laura Garcia, Caitlin Cervenka and Tony Wadas, along with Professors Anne-Marie Rhodes and Thomas Haney, are pictured at the Centro de Justicia, the central criminal court of Santiago.


		Access to Health Care

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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		Loyola #33 on NLJ’s list of Top 50 Go-To Law Schools

Loyola #33 on NLJ’s list of Top 50 Go-To Law Schools

Loyola University Chicago is #33 on The National Law Journal’s 2017 list of top 50 Go-To Law Schools for new associate hiring in the country’s largest law firms. In placing alumni in major law firms, Loyola was listed as one of the schools that significantly outperformed its 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking. Loyola was also one of the 50 law schools to see the most alumni promoted to partner in 2016, with 12 promotions.


		Loyola Announces New Law Dean

Loyola Announces New Law Dean

Prolific legal scholar, visionary educator, and beloved professor Michael J. Kaufman appointed School of Law dean.

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		Restaurant brings alum back on campus

Restaurant brings alum back on campus

After a brief legal career as a corporate associate, Carey Cooper (JD ’81), left the practice of law to pursue a business career. His latest restaurant venture, Lyfe Kitchen, located at the corner of State and Pearson, has brought Cooper back on campus.

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		Loyola Wins Evans Moot

Loyola Wins Evans Moot

Jessica Pedersen and Collin Kurtenbach have won the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition held in Madison, Wisconsin. The Loyola team beat out 20 teams from across the country to win the championship.


		Best-selling author Colson Whitehead

Best-selling author Colson Whitehead

Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead recently spoke to students and faculty at the School of Law about his work as a writer and his award-winning book, The Underground Railroad, about a young slave who escapes a Georgia planation.


		Regional semifinalists

Regional semifinalists

Loyola team members Payal Patel, Sarah Stewart, and Jocelyn Chancellor were semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Transactional Law Meet Competition held at University Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in February.


		Loyola advances to Jessup International

Loyola advances to Jessup International

Loyola was runner-up in the Philip C. Jessup US Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition and will compete this spring in the international round in Washington DC.


		Counseling over coffee

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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		Loyola places in Saul Lefkowitz Moot

Loyola places in Saul Lefkowitz Moot

Loyola earns second and third place and wins Best Oralist Award at the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition.

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		Loyolan named to AALS section

Loyolan named to AALS section

Karen A. Shaw, director of Loyola’s Graduate Legal Studies, has been appointed secretary of the AALS Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education.


		Study locally, act globally

Study locally, act globally

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

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		Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors

New JD program offers classes on alternate Saturdays and Sundays

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		Intensive Trial Practice Programs provide practical training

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.


		Study abroad in Italy or China

Study abroad in Italy or China

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will join Loyola this summer as a guest lecturer in Rome, Italy.

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		PROLAW to offer an additional master’s degree program in Rome

PROLAW to offer an additional master’s degree program in Rome

Loyola has expanded its Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program in Rome, Italy. The program will now include a one-year practice-oriented master’s degree for non-lawyers.

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		Study law in a dynamic, world-class city

Study law in a dynamic, world-class city

Apply now for Fall 2017 JD admission

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		Welcoming students with DACA status

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

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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		Ex-teacher brings unique perspective to the law

Ex-teacher brings unique perspective to the law

Heather Nelson spent several years teaching Spanish to low-income students in Oakland, California, and Washington, DC. Now, she’s a Civitas ChildLaw Fellow and the 2016 School of Law President's Medallion recipient.


		Loyola’s Weekend JD

Loyola’s Weekend JD

Register now for an online info session on November 29 at 1:30 pm (CT).


		Madigan honored

Madigan honored

Loyola law alumna and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (JD ’94) was honored by the Illinois Bar Foundation with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence at its recent Gala.

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		Protecting investors

Protecting investors

Phil Angelides, who served as chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that presented a report on the causes of the financial economic crisis of 2008 to the President and Congress in 2011, delivered a special luncheon address at Loyola’s Institute for Investor Protection Conference. Speakers at the conference focused on the impact of criminal activity within the financial sector and the special role that lawyers can play in protecting investors.

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		Leading in Trial Advocacy

Leading in Trial Advocacy

Loyola’s nationally renowned trial advocacy program continues to take top honors. Meet our 2016-17 mock trial teams.

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		Professor Diane Geraghty honored by UNICEF

Professor Diane Geraghty honored by UNICEF

Professor Diane Geraghty, Loyola’s A. Kathleen Beazley Chair in Children’s Law and director of the Civitas ChildLaw Center, along with her husband, Thomas Geraghty, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, were recently honored by UNICEF for their local and international contributions to improving the lives of children.

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		Loyola Law Journal

Loyola Law Journal

The Loyola University Chicago Law Journal is edited and managed entirely by students and publishes the work of distinguished writers, including academics, practitioners, and judges. Meet the 2016-17 executive board.

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		Compliance program launches new journal

Compliance program launches new journal

Loyola boasts one of the nation’s most robust course offerings in the area of compliance. On September 22, Loyola launched the first student-run law journal dedicated solely to regulatory and compliance issues.

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		Renowned scholar in law, science, and technology

Renowned scholar in law, science, and technology

Loyola welcomes Jordan Paradise to its full-time law faculty. She brings to the School of Law and the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy years of expertise in the life sciences realm. Her recent scholarly work addresses diverse legal and ethical issues of technologies, including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biosimilars, precision medicine, and gene editing.


		Constitutional Law Colloquium

Constitutional Law Colloquium

Loyola’s Seventh Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium with more than 100 constitutional law scholars will take place at the School of Law Friday, Nov. 4 – Saturday, Nov. 5. Reva Siegel, Yale Law School’s Nicholad deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, will deliver the keynote address.

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		Loyola hosts Chicago tribute to Scalia

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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		Congressman John Lewis speaks at Loyola

Congressman John Lewis speaks at Loyola

Iconic civil rights leader and activist Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke at the School of Law about the Civil Rights Movement and the final volume of the March trilogy he coauthored with Andrew Ayden. “I am very optimistic about the future of this country,” he said to Loyola students and faculty. “Together we will create a loving community.”


		Recent law grad helps navigate mental health maze

Recent law grad helps navigate mental health maze

Amanda Walsh (MSW ’14, JD ’15) receives fellowship for her work to create first behavioral health-legal partnership in Illinois.

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		Welcoming new students

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

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.


		Learning the law in Rome

Learning the law in Rome

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (JD ’94, left) and Ignazio Caramazza (right), the former attorney general of Italy, were special guest lecturers this summer at Loyola’s Study Law Abroad Program in Rome. They are pictured with Assistant Dean Jean Gaspardo, who has served as director of the Rome program since 1991.


		The School of Law welcomes Jo Ann Rooney

The School of Law welcomes Jo Ann Rooney

Loyola’s new president is a lifelong educator and a lawyer.

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		Michael Kaufman appointed interim dean

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.


		Loyola grad awarded fellowship

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.


		Kaufman coauthors new casebook

Kaufman coauthors new casebook

A new casebook coauthored by Interim Dean Michael Kaufman provides an analytical and practical framework addressing the key subjects in securities litigation.


		Applying neurobiology to negotiation and mediation

Applying neurobiology to negotiation and mediation

Join us on Tuesday, August 16, to learn how our brains manage emotion, make decisions, and analyze the behavior of another person. Professional Responsibility credit will be offered.


		New book by James Gathii

New book by James Gathii

International scholar James Gathii, Loyola’s Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law, launched his new book, The Contested Empowerment of Kenya’s Judiciary 2010-2015: A Historical Institutional Analysis, at a special celebration in Nairobi on June 10.


		Benfer honored

Benfer honored

Emily Benfer, clinical professor of law and director of Loyola’s Health Justice Project, recently was honored by the Erie Family Health Center with the Health Innovator Award at its 2016 Annual Luncheon.