Loyola University Chicago

Law Scholarship Recipients

Filice, Patrick



Patrick Filice
Michael Shabat Appellate Advocacy Fellowship

Expected year of graduation: 2013
Any other scholarships received while here at Loyola Honors-at-Entrance Scholarship
Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major Boston College:  B.S. in Finance
Hometown Hollister, CA


What attracted you to Loyola:
Coming from Boston College, I was initially attracted to Loyola because of its strong Jesuit tradition.  Additionally, Loyola has a very strong reputation in the legal community.  When I visited Loyola I really liked the atmosphere and the members of the faculty that I had the opportunity to meet.

What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
My greatest learning experience was having the opportunity to extern for the Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan during the summer.  It was an incredibly eye opening experience to be in Federal Court every day.  Judge Der-Yeghiayan was always available for questions and more than willing to share the insight gained throughout his years on the bench.

Who inspires you and Why:
My mother is a constant source of inspiration.  She has been able to achieve great things in her life despite facing her fair share of adversity.  She is an amazing example to me and I constantly learn from her.  She lives her life by the phrase "to whom much is given, much is expected."

Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
Pursuing my M.B.A. at Loyola as part of the JD/MBA program

Served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing I and II

On Campus Student Representative for Westlaw

Summer Associateship with Katten Muchin Rosenman for summer 2012 

Community service or other volunteer activities:

Prior to law school, I served for two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, NC.  I then went on to work for Habitat for Humanity in Charleston, SC as a construction supervisor for three years.

Area of legal interest and or your intended practice area upon graduation:
I am still open to a number of different practice areas.  I am looking forward to gaining experience and perspective on a variety of practice areas this summer as a summer associate.