Loyola University Chicago

Law Scholarship Recipients

O'Connor, Megan



Megan O'Connor
Cooney Conway Fellowship

Class of 2012
Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major North Central College
Hometown Elmhurst, Illinois


What attracted you to Loyola:
I am excited to litigate. I understood Loyola to be the school that was known for the best trial attorneys in Chicago. When I visited, I immediately felt at home here. It was the best decision I ever made. I have had the most incredible experience.

What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
I am forever changed by my experience in the Moot Court program. I am floored by the time and energy given by alumni to coach and am excited about the advocacy skills that I spent so much time refining.

Who inspires you and Why:
My grandfather inspires me. He is a five-time cancer survivor, a world war II veteran, a family-centered man and has the strongest character of anyone that I know. He is nearly 87 years old and is sharp and able.

Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
I work for a small personal injury firm presently. In my free time, I enjoy being active. I am a former collegiate volleyball player and try to play once a week. I also enjoy running, yoga and biking. I am excited to start travelling again once I have a positive income and to pick reading back up as a hobby again!

Community service or other volunteer activities:
I volunteer with Immerman Angels, a non-profit organization that provides one-on-one support for cancer patients.

Area of legal interest and or your intended practice area upon graduation:
I want to litigate. I am excited to see where that takes me.