Loyola University Chicago

Law Scholarship Recipients

Sallen, Sarah



Sarah Sallen
Judge William J. Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Expected year of graduation: 2013
Any other scholarships received while here at Loyola Decalogue Foundation Scholarship
Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major Political Science & Child Development
Hometown Birmingham, MI


What attracted you to Loyola:
Loyola's devotion and commitment to public interest is what attracted me to Loyola. For years I have struggled to explain to colleagues, friends, and family about my devotion to public interest. Loyola has allowed me to turn this devotion into a field of study and career.

What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
There are so many things thus far at Loyola that have been important to my career and personal development. This past summer, with the support of the ChildLaw center I was able to intern abroad in South Africa where I learned and experienced international law firsthand. This year I have been fortunate to extern at the Northern District Court of Illinois, where I not only see various type of law processes take place, but I write opinions thereby participating myself. The classes I have taken and the activities that I have participated in have definitely confirmed to me that I want to be an attorney and that there are careers available that fit my needs.


Who inspires you and Why:
My dad is my source of inspiration. He continues to do so much for me and my siblings. I would not be where I am without him.

Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
ChildLaw Legal Writing Tutor 2011-2012
Public Interest Law Society, Auction Chair 2011-2012
Children’s Legal Rights Journal, Junior Editor
Public Interest Law Reporter, Staff Writer
Education Law and Policy Society, Community Service Chair

Community service or other volunteer activities:
Community service or other volunteer activities: Public Interest Law Society, Auction Chair 2011-2012
Equip for Equality, Special Education Clinic volunteer

Area of legal interest and or your intended practice area upon graduation:
Child and Family Law