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Prestigious Professorship

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

Loyola University Chicago has named nationally renowned legal scholar Steven A. Ramirez as its inaugural Abner J. Mikva Professor of Law. The professorship was established to honor the legacy and distinguished public service career of the late Abner J. Mikva, who served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and as a White House counsel and member of Congress.

“This prestigious professorship will honor the late Justice Abner J. Mikva by advancing his tireless work as a public servant and advocate for justice,” said Michael J. Kaufman, dean of the School of Law. “His legacy as a brilliant lawyer, judge, presidential advisor, and community activist will serve as an inspiration for years to come.”

Ramirez is a member of Loyola University Chicago’s full-time law faculty where he directs the School of Law’s Business Law Center. Prior to joining Loyola in 2006, he was the founding director of the Business and Transactional Law Center at Washburn Law School. He was a partner at the Chicago litigation firm Robinson Curley & Clayton, where he specialized in corporate, securities, and banking litigation. He also served as a senior attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and as an enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ramirez teaches Business Organizations, Securities Litigation Seminar, and other business related classes. He has published extensively in the areas of law and economics, corporate governance, and financial regulation, and social justice.

"I am honored and inspired to serve as the inaugural Abner J. Mikva Professor of Law. I look forward to building upon his work and lifelong commitment to social justice in my teaching, research, and scholarship here at Loyola.”
–Steven A. Ramirez


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