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Learning on the job

Summer positions extend education beyond the classroom LEARN MORE


Advancing the rule of law

PROLAW program in the spotlight LEARN MORE

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Faculty Appointment

Neil Williams has been appointed to prestigious inaugural professorship LEARN MORE


Connecting to our community

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


How I thrived at Loyola

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


Research with impact

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


Advocating for parents and children

Student-run hotline provides real-world advocacy experience LEARN MORE


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. LEARN MORE


Acing the job search

Students work with career advisors to develop winning strategies LEARN MORE


Addressing over-incarceration

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


Law meets technology

Staying ahead of the curve in emerging areas of law LEARN MORE


Advocating for the homeless

Loyolans tackle an array of issues that affect housing LEARN MORE


Rising to meet global challenges

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


Research for Justice

Loyola law faculty scholarship turns knowledge into action LEARN MORE


Advocates for justice

New practicum readies grads for rewarding work in immigration law READ MORE


Following a social
justice mission

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


Moving into mindfulness

Loyola community embraces practices aimed at reducing stress and boosting performance READ MORE


A tool for positive change

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


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. LEARN MORE


Learning to lead

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

Supreme Court Justice

Views from
the top

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


Community builder

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


Welcome home

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


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. READ MORE


Breaking barriers, building foundations

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

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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. READ MORE


Thriving at Loyola

Recent law graduates share their secrets to success. PHOTO GALLERY


Cheers to the Class of 2018!

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


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. WATCH VIDEO


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. READ MORE


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.


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. READ MORE


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. READ MORE


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. LEARN MORE


Transformative scholarship

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


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 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.


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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. READ MORE


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.


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. READ MORE


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. READ MORE


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

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


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. READ MORE


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. LEARN MORE

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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 LEARN MORE


The Faces of Chicago Health Law

Loyola Law magazine highlights Loyola grads who dominate the field READ MORE


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. LEARN MORE


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’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. LEARN MORE


Congratulations, Class of 2017!

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


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. READ MORE


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. READ MORE


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.


Scholarships Open Doors

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


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.


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

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


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. READ MORE


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

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

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 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.


Loyola places in Saul Lefkowitz Moot

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

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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 abroad in Italy or China

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


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. LEARN MORE


Study law in a dynamic, world-class city

Apply now for Fall 2017 JD admission LEARN MORE


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

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


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. READ MORE


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. LEARN MORE


Leading in Trial Advocacy

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


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. READ MORE


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. LEARN MORE


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. READ MORE

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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

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. LEARN MORE


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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.


Building policy

From Peace Corps to PROLAW, David Saldivar (LLM ’13) transitions to international development LEARN MORE


Lessons in lawyering

Sonia Antolec (JD '07) shares what she likes best about the practice of law LEARN MORE

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The defenders

Meet the law students who spent spring break helping immigrants in U.S. detention centers LEARN MORETHEIR EXPERIENCE


Outstanding arbitrator

Margaret Moses discusses her passion for international arbitration LEARN MORE


Faculty expertise

Prof Sam Brunson weighs in on tax law and ties LEARN MORE


Illinois senator, part-time law student

Jacqueline Collins juggles career and law school at Loyola LEARN MORE


Broadening perspectives

Interprofessional courses benefit students, clients LEARN MORE


Welcome 1L Class

Meet Loyola’s incoming class of exceptional law students LEARN MORE

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Moving into Mindfulness

Mediation expert shares tips for successful lawyering LEARN MORE


ChildLaw alumni in action

Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Center alumni are leading the way in advocacy LEARN MORE

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Business law leadership

Patricia Lee is the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Professor of Business Law and executive director of the Business Law Center. LEARN MORE


National champions

Loyola takes top honors at trial advocacy Tournament of Champions LEARN MORE


Serving others

Loyola law graduates take action to improve their communities LEARN MORE


From doctor to lawyer

Weekend JD student prepares for a new career LEARN MORE

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Visiting faculty

Environmental law expert Carmen Gonzalez joins Loyola this fall LEARN MORE


AMA Partnership

Julie Campbell awarded prestigious LLM fellowship in health law LEARN MORE

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Research for Impact

Loyola law faculty scholarship turns knowledge into action LEARN MORE


Barry Sullivan named Anastaplo professor

New professorship honors Loyola legend LEARN MORE


Rule of law leader

Alisa Muzergues (LLM '17) uses her training to make positive change LEARN MORE


President's Medallion

3L Carly Helman receives top Loyola honor LEARN MORE


Innovation. Integration. Impact.

Advocacy is the heart of a legal education at Loyola. LEARN MORE


Faught’s first forty

Assoc. Dean Jim Faught (JD ’76) celebrates career milestone LEARN MORE


Scoring new goals

Simon Megally applies lessons from the soccer field to the classroom LEARN MORE


Weekend warrior

Paralegal Nicole Bieganski tackles the Weekend JD program while working full time LEARN MORE


A passion for advocacy

Ruddy Abam hones her courtroom skills as a student competitor LEARN MORE

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Expert Environmentalist

Professor Kalyani Robbins teaches courses in environmental and natural resources law LEARN MORE


From scholarship to syllabus

Loyola law profs bring their research expertise into the classroom LEARN MORE


Change agent

Professor Anita Weinberg encourages students to embrace social justice work as a lifelong commitment LEARN MORE


Accessibility agent

Kevin Lichtenberg says it’s his job “to make the law accessible and tangible to my clients and their families.” LEARN MORE


International lawyer

Harrison Mbori (LLM '16) returns to Loyola for an SJD LEARN MORE


Serving those who served

Loyola is helping veterans with legal representation and the transition back to civilian life. LEARN MORE


Stepping up

Law students help others during the coronavirus crisis LEARN MORE


Mediator by day, professor by night

Rae Kyritsi (JD '12) returns "home" to serve as an adjunct faculty member and coach LEARN MORE


At your service

Professor John Dehn uses his military experience to encourage students to work for the greater good LEARN MORE


The road to a JD

At Loyola, students tailor their learning experiences to their goals. LEARN MORE


Real world, real skills

Professor James Hagy encourages students to call on their own experiences to solve client problems LEARN MORE


Community crusader

Jim Argionis (BA ’92, JD ’95) says “It’s always been in my blood to help those around me.” LEARN MORE


Ready to serve

Scholarship recipients prepare to take on the world LEARN MORE


Tax man

Professor Jeffrey L. Kwall shares why every budding lawyer must learn tax law LEARN MORE


Fearless founder

First-generation law student B. Alvarez aims to be a community-minded lawyer in everything she does LEARN MORE


A year in review

Top stories from the past year highlight our strengths as a community LEARN MORE


The defender

Renowned criminal defense lawyer Dean Strang joins Loyola’s faculty LEARN MORE


Fighting for the rule of law

Buhlebenkosi Nxumalo (LLM ’16) works to put people at the center of land governance LEARN MORE


Patient advocates

Health law graduates lead the way at major healthcare organizations LEARN MORE


Challenging a changing system

Immigration lawyer Tess Feldman (JD ’12) serves clients whose very lives are endangered in their home countries LEARN MORE


Presidential matters

Jahnee’ Hughes takes the helm of Loyola’s Student Bar Association LEARN MORE

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Environmental advocate

Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez shares why climate change is a social justice matter and why every lawyer should care LEARN MORE


On the border

Law students assist immigrants being held in Arizona detention centers LEARN MORE


Creating Connections for New Americans

Nubia Willman (JD ’10) represents vulnerable communities in her mayor-appointed role serving Chicago immigrants LEARN MORE


Research for justice

Learn how faculty members advance justice through scholarship that matters. LEARN MORE


Professional pivot

Theresa Cross (LLM ’19) changed careers, thanks to Loyola’s Master of Laws in Health Law program LEARN MORE


Rising star

Rebecca Bavlsik is awarded a Loyola President’s Medallion for her commitment to leadership, scholarship, and service. LEARN MORE


Leading the way in rule of law

With a $6 million gift, Trustee Barry McCabe expands Loyola’s global influence at a critical time LEARN MORE


Intersectional impact

As director of the Professional Identity Formation course, Carla Kupe aims to generate a deeper understanding of systemic oppression LEARN MORE


A hands-on approach

Yunge Li studies health care and compliance law to better serve patients LEARN MORE


Design whiz

Andra Popa (JD ’02, LLM ’05) champions good visual design to demystify compliance requirements LEARN MORE

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Tech savvy

Assistant professor Charlotte Tschider uses experiential knowledge in cybersecurity, privacy, and health law to approach problems posed by ever-evolving technology LEARN MORE


Expanding employment options

During the pandemic, alumni employers help students gain unique work experiences LEARN MORE


Counseling with care

Janea Hawkins (JD ’13) helps teams establish policies to protect and create jobs LEARN MORE


Immigrant advocate

Seventeen years navigating U.S. citizenship process inspired Nemaei to pursue law LEARN MORE


Combining theory and practice

In spite of the pandemic, Makeda Yeshaneh (LLM'20) applied the skills she gained in the PROLAW program to her internship at the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency. LEARN MORE


Intrepid reporter

Journalist Kelly Cannon (JD ’16) covers COVID-19, bringing awareness to underreported issues about the pandemic LEARN MORE

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To be of service

Josie Gough supports students as assistant dean of the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity LEARN MORE


Up to code

Sue Bowman (MJ ’11) improves patient care through policy advocacy LEARN MORE


Championing immigrant rights

Daihana Estrada uses her life experience to help others LEARN MORE


Advancing equity

Cameron Webb (JD ‘12), MD, serves as the Biden administration’s senior policy advisor for COVID-19 equity LEARN MORE


The power of yes

Radhika Sutherland (JD ’21) says Loyola helped her find community and build the skills she needs to “do something good.” LEARN MORE


A legacy of empathy and excellence

The School of Law thanks Dean Michael J. Kaufman for his 35 years of dedicated service LEARN MORE


A legacy of empathy and excellence

The School of Law thanks Dean Michael J. Kaufman for his 35 years of dedicated service LEARN MORE


Supporting the spectrum

Clinical psychologist Barbara Bear pursues an MJ in Children's Law & Policy to better serve kids in court LEARN MORE


Bright future

Cecelia Towns-Scott explores new career paths through the Weekend JD program LEARN MORE


The power of yes

Radhika Sutherland (JD ’21) says Loyola helped her find community and build the skills she needs to “do something good.” LEARN MORE

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The Whiskey Maker

Paul Hletko (JD ‘96) founded and runs award-winning FEW Spirits in Evanston LEARN MORE


Paying it forward

Fernando Hernandez Paredes (JD ’21) gained leadership skills through student involvement LEARN MORE


2020-21 in review

Top stories from the past academic year highlight our strengths as a community LEARN MORE


Meet the interim dean

Experienced litigator and law school administrator Zelda B. Harris takes the helm LEARN MORE


Pursuing social justice

Rodin Fellows find meaningful work experiences for life after law school LEARN MORE


Dedicated to public service

Chlece Walker-Neal-Murray (MSW/JD ’13, MS ’18) brings a client-driven approach to her work LEARN MORE


Reaching full potential

Michael Alkaraki (JD ’06) teaches and mentors Loyola students READ MORE


Reaching full potential

Michael Alkaraki (JD ’06) teaches and mentors Loyola students READ MORE


Encouraging inclusivity

Paola Vargas Daly was working in public health research when she felt a nudge to do something else. READ MORE


Research for Equality

Learn how faculty members advance justice through scholarship that matters. LEARN MORE


A nontraditional path

Zachary Ziliak (JD ’06) didn’t expect to build a law career—and now he champions students and alumni alike READ MORE

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A new mission

Associate Dean Sacha Coupet partners with faculty to fulfill the law school’s anti-racist calling LEARN MORE


Opening doors

Compliance students Constance Farmer and Sanghamitra Saha expand their professional networks LEARN MORE


Taking the lead

Mikaila John is president of Loyola’s Student Bar Association LEARN MORE


Dedicated to public service

Chlece Walker-Neal-Murray (MSW/JD ’13, MS ’18) brings a client-driven approach to her work LEARN MORE


Real-world results

Student Malachy Schrobilgen’s research for immigrant rights earned publication in an Ivy League journal LEARN MORE


Boosting credentials

Deirdre Weiss (MJ ’19) discovers wide interest in her thesis findings LEARN MORE


Weekend JD celebrates 5 years

Top-ranked program provides flexibility for working professionals LEARN MORE


Building a global gaming practice

Martha A. Sabol (JD ’99) is a shareholder and serves as co-chair of the Global Gaming Practice and the Global Women's Initiative at Greenberg Traurig (GT) in Chicago. READ MORE


A second career

Timothy J. Stephens, Jr. (MJ ’20) had a bout with cancer and came out the other side wondering “what I could do to make the most of the second opportunity I’d been given." READ MORE


President's Medallion

3L Sarah Free receives top Loyola honor LEARN MORE

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An affinity for labor law

Agrismary Santiago finds her niche in advocating for workers READ MORE

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Abolition advocate

Aisha Cornelius Edwards (JD ’05) teaches the popular course Abolition and Movement Lawyering READ MORE

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Bearing down

Health law MJ student Alexis Chapple-Falleroni served as Chicago Bears’ COVID-19 nurse READ MORE

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Risky business

Alissa Jubelirer (JD ’00) is reaping success as the founder of a growing cannabis company READ MORE

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Honoring exemplary alumni

2022 School of Law awards honor Laura Caldwell, Josie Gough, Katie Vannucci, and Brian R. McKillip READ MORE

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Super conductor

Amanda Walsh (MSW ’14, JD ’15, LLM ’16) champions mental health supports for kids and families READ MORE

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Constantly learning

Amy Ridgeway (JD ’23) thrives as a federal clerk READ MORE

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Propelled by equity

Scholarship recipient Andy Vanden Busch plans a career in education policy LEARN MORE

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Genetic wisdom

Experienced nurse practitioner Anne Stoltenberg pursues an MJ in Health Law LEARN MORE

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Compelling cases

Professor Blanche Bong Cook shapes the discourse on sex trafficking and victims’ rights READ MORE


Mastering mediation

Cara Sawyer says a passion for the environment informs everything she does READ MORE


Changing gears

Three students describe why they changed their career paths to attend law school LEARN MORE

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Guiding stars

As Castillo Scholars, Loyola students mentor underrepresented applicants to law school LEARN MORE

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Family first

Charlene Echeverria Burciaga prepares for a community-minded career LEARN MORE

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Preserving war stories

Christina Conroy collects war-crime evidence for Ukraine READ MORE

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Creating connections

Former Corboy Fellows Radiance Ward and Anne-Claire Cronin coach today’s teams READ MORE

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Giving and getting

Weekend JD student and naval officer D’Mia Spivey knows the rewards of hard work READ MORE

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Driving diversity

Tania Luma brings a community-centered approach as DEI dean READ MORE

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Raising the bar

Assistant Dean Ellen Douglas preps students for bar exam passage READ MORE

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Solving problems

Emily Waltz loves the thrill of mastering tax law puzzles LEARN MORE

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Friend of the Court

Sports agent Erik Kabe (JD ’14) helps NBA players maximize their potential READ MORE

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Out there

Through externships, students gain real-life, hands-on professional experience READ MORE

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Research highlights

School of Law faculty members contribute to a deeper understanding of law through a commitment to transformation, intersectionality, and anti-subordination. LEARN MORE

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Looking and watching

Professor Jeannine Bell is an expert on policing and hate crimes READ MORE

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Becoming a Better Advocate

Dr. Felicity Fishman is earning her MJ in Health Law READ MORE

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Congratulations, Class of 2023!

School of Law graduates get ready to set the world on fire READ MORE

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Graduation appreciation

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Lessons for life

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Formula for success

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Man about town

MJ student Jamell Johnson serves his city as its youngest-ever council member LEARN MORE


Thinking upstream

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History maker

Illinois State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (JD ‘96) sponsored the first state bill mandating the teaching of Asian American history in public schools READ MORE

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Working to serve others

Jenny Lee sets her sights on pro bono work LEARN MORE

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“Friendship, love, and service”

Mikaila John and MariaCarolina Gomez pursue shared goals—and lasting comradeship LEARN MORE

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Critically addressing race

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Leading with distinction

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Helping the healers

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Political gains

State rep. Kevin Olickal balances service with law school READ MORE

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Inside the den

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Getting bar ready

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Star student

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Cherry picked

Lauren Cherry (JD ’10) is a 2023-24 White House Fellow, gaining first-hand leadership experience with the federal government READ MORE

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Leading with kindness

SBA President Suet Lee is focused on creating a community for everyone READ MORE

Cynthia Ho">

Making meaningful connections

Professor Cynthia M. Ho is passionate about intellectual property law READ MORE

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Leaning into the law

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Solid foundation

Mary Foley (MJ ’20) says Loyola’s health law program encourages specialization READ MORE

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Meet the class of 2026

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A direct impact

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Michèle Alexandre appointed dean

Civil rights attorney brings 20+ years of higher education experience to the School of Law LEARN MORE

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Meet the dean

Michèle Alexandre takes the helm of the School of Law LEARN MORE

Morgan Gallagher">

A man for others

Morgan Gallagher (JD ’10) is chief of schools for Illinois’ fifth-largest city READ MORE

Natashee Scott">

Prioritizing community

Natashee Scott serves as the Illinois lieutenant governor’s general counsel and deputy chief of staff LEARN MORE

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Music to her ears

Nicolette Fanelli works as a Netflix music marketing coordinator while earning her JD READ MORE

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Leading the field

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Building connections

Oneida Vargas gains hands-on experience in immigration law READ MORE

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Pioneering course

Professional Identity Formation class helps first-year students better understand their clients, themselves, and systems of the law READ MORE

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A future in public service

Amanda Demaree Wayne is this year’s President’s Medallion recipient READ MORE

Vanessa Aceves">

President's Medallion

3L Vanessa Aceves receives top Loyola honor LEARN MORE

Rick Weinmeyer">

Fighting for fundamentals

Rick Weinmeyer is an expert in public health law READ MORE

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Forging connections

Rochelle Robinson-Levant (MJ ‘01) is assistant dean for graduate and online education READ MORE


Easing access to care

David J. Sánchez Mejía (LLM ’18) works to assure health care for citizens in Mexico LEARN MORE

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Unwavering dedication

Sara Block (JD ’07) taps into her family advocacy expertise to inform curriculum development READ MORE

Sarah Diaz">

Fighting for families

Sarah Diaz advocates for humane immigration policy READ MORE

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“A real community”

Professor Sarah Waldeck pursues her twin passions of teaching and research LEARN MORE

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Prioritizing values

Associate Dean for Mission Innovation Sarah Waldeck works to ensure an inclusive environment READ MORE

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Serving federal judges

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Holding police accountable

Professor Stephen Rushin specializes in law enforcement reform LEARN MORE

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An “exploding” field

Steve Naughton, director of the Center for Compliance Studies, trains students to help keep corporations honest LEARN MORE


Strengthening the rule of law

Loyola PROLAW grads in Ukraine work to make real change LEARN MORE


Strengthening their resolve

In the midst of war, Ukrainian PROLAW grads remain committed to real change LEARN MORE

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Cleaning with cannabis

Law professor Anita Weinberg weighs in on America’s lead contamination problem LEARN MORE


Taking on health-harming legal needs

With second medical-legal partnership, Loyola continues breaking down barriers to health LEARN MORE


Advocacy advances anti-racist mission

Gina Gerardi and Adrienne Mebane create opportunities for students and professionals READ MORE

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Uncharted territory

Irina Dashevsky (JD ’09) makes a name for herself in the “cannabiz” READ MORE

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With unwavering conviction

Assistant United States attorneys John D. Mitchell (JD ’04) and Jimmy L. Arce (JD ’12) team up to prosecute the violent Wicked Town gang LEARN MORE

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Voting rights warriors

Loyola lawyers fight for all voices to be heard LEARN MORE

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Wartime scholars

Ukrainian students face down the challenges of conflict to earn their Loyola PROLAW degrees LEARN MORE


Generosity of spirit

Inspired by his heroes, longtime professor Neil Williams mentors students inside and outside the classroom LEARN MORE

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A year in review

Top stories from the past academic year highlight our strengths as a community LEARN MORE

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Year in Review

Top stories from the past academic year highlight our strengths as a community READ MORE

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Youth advocate

3L Nneka Ugwu works to reduce racial disparity in school exclusions—and was awarded a prestigious Skadden Fellowship READ MORE

Loyolans named associate judges: Loyola University Chicago
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Loyolans named associate judges

Seven Loyola University Chicago law graduates were recently appointed as Cook County Circuit Court judges following a competitive selection process. Thirty-four finalist were chosen from 252 candidates, evaluated by the Alliance of Bar Associations and the Chicago Bar Association, and interviewed by an 11- member nominating committee, including Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans of the Cook County Circuit Court.  

The School of Law proudly congratulates the following distinguished alumni who were named as one of the 16 new Cook County Circuit Court judges on May 21, 2018:

Gerald V. Cleary III (JD '89)

Jean M. Golden (JD '77)

Sanju O. Green (BA 97, JD '20)

Kathryn A. Miller (JD '06)

Margaret M. Ogarek (JD '98)

Lori M. Rosen (JD '96)

Patrick T. Stanton (JD '93)