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Why I Chose Loyola for Law School (In Five Words)

Why I Chose Loyola for Law School (In Five Words)

Olive Collins  
Oak Park, IL

Bachelor of Arts, French
Northwestern University

In five words or less, why did you choose Loyola University Chicago for law school?  
Child Law/Education Law Program

What do you like best about Loyola?
Loyola’s Child Law Program, and the approachability and availability of the School of Law faculty.  The numerous events and programs that Loyola offers throughout the year expose students to unique learning opportunities in different areas of law. I am also grateful for the school’s many networking opportunities and excellent career support.

Favorite law professor(s) and why
Professor Alan Raphael. He is an excellent professor. He is very knowledgeable about Constitutional Law. He provides an in-depth, historical context when analyzing cases and encourages students to apply what we learn to issues in current events. His class is interesting, engaging, and fun.  Professor Diane Geraghty, director of the Civitas ChildLaw Center, is also phenomenal! She employs a wide variety of teaching strategies in class, such as small group activities, documentary video clips followed by class discussions, and thought-provoking conversations about issues that affect juveniles.

Areas of interest
Education Law/Juvenile Justice

Extra-curricular activities
2017-18 President, Stand Up For Each Other (SUFEO); 2017-18 Vice President, Education Law and Policy Society; 2017-18 Co-Coordinator, Legal Related Education at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center; Member, Black Law Students Association; Public Interest Law Society.

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