Jeffrey Kwall named 2019 Professor of the Year

The Student Bar Association (SBA) at Loyola University Chicago School of Law has named Jeffrey L. Kwall, Kathleen and Bernard Beazley Professor of Law, the school’s 2019 Professor of the Year. Each year at Loyola, graduating law students honor one member of the full-time law faculty for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising. Kwall was also voted Professor of the Year by the Class of 2016.

“On behalf of Loyola’s SBA and the Class of 2019, we are pleased to congratulate Professor Kwall on being named Professor of Year,” said Brian Gibbons, president of Loyola’s Student Bar Association. “Professor Kwall is highly regarded by students at Loyola and we’re grateful for the opportunity to learn from an outstanding educator who is an expert in his field and passionate about teaching.”

Kwall is a leading force in developing Loyola's innovative and expansive tax law curriculum, tax certificate program, and accelerated LLM in Taxation program. He is the author of The Federal Income Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Their Owners (6th ed., University Casebook Series, Foundation Press, 2019), which over its history, has been adopted by more than 60 law schools.  He has published tax articles in numerous journals. His article “Backdating” has received nearly 10,000 downloads on SSRN.  At Loyola, Kwall teaches Advanced Corporate Tax, Business and the Law, Corporate and Partnership Tax, and Federal Income Tax.

“I am truly honored to have been named Professor of the Year,” said Kwall. “Loyola law students are bright, conscientious, and eager to learn, which makes teaching all the more enjoyable and rewarding.”     

Kwall will be honored on Friday, May 10, at Family Night, an annual event held for graduating Loyola law students and their families.