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Faculty excellence

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

Loyola University Chicago School of Law has named Thomas M. Haney, JD, LLM, MBA, as the inaugural Hubert Louis Will Professor of Law. Will practiced law for more than 20 years before his appointment in 1961 as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois by President John F. Kennedy. He served for nearly three decades as a federal judge where he became nationally renowned for his innovative case-management technique for improving judicial efficiency.

“We’re pleased to honor the late Judge Will’s tireless work as a federal judge and extraordinary public servant who devoted his life’s work to serving others,” said Michael J. Kaufman, dean of the School of Law. “It could not be more fitting to appoint Tom Haney, a dedicated teacher and outstanding administrator, as the inaugural holder of this prestigious professorship.”

Haney practiced law in Chicago and served as in-house counsel for the international division of a major corporation before joining the law faculty at Loyola University Chicago in 1975. He has been a member of the Illinois Task Force on Gender Bias in the Courts, and the Skills Training Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education. He served as the associate dean of academic affairs at the School of Law from 1984 to 2005, and currently teaches in both its full-time and Weekend JD programs. Haney earned a JD and LLM from the University of Chicago, and a BS and MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

“I am honored and inspired to serve as the inaugural Hubert Louis Will,” said Haney. “I look forward to carrying on Judge Will's sense of justice and compassion in my teaching and scholarship.”

Haney assumes the title of the Hubert Louis Will Professor of Law effective immediately.