Loyola University Chicago

Law Scholarship Recipients

Schwartz, Abigail



Abigail Schwartz
Sidney DeLove Scholarship

Expected year of graduation: May 2012
Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major Washington University,
English Literature
Hometown St. Louis, MO



What attracted you to Loyola:
Loyola was my #1 choice for law school due to its environment. The atmosphere of Loyola is one that encourages support, friendship, and a hand up instead of the terrifying law school nightly all-nighters where all the students are hiding useful materials from one another.

What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
There were two: the point second semester of 1L where you I could see how a concept from one class connected with something I learned in another; and, this past summer when I was able to use what I've learned thus far to do substantial legal work at my internship.

Who inspires you and Why:
My family, my fiancé, and my close friends here in Chicago (most of whom are 1L section 3 friends). My group from Loyola will be lifelong friends, not just contacts. They all do try to do their best every day.

Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
Since September, I have worked at Harpo Productions, Inc. as a Clearance Coordinator. I am also President of Loyola's Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and National Law Student Liaison to the ABA's Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries. I like to read for fun non-law school things in my free time and also cook.

Community service or other volunteer activities:
I have held various positions working to create more of an entertainment and sports legal community in Chicago, and to build Loyola's society and do charitable work through that. We recently just held a toiletries drive as part of Loyola's Hunger Week.

Area of legal interest and or your intended practice area upon graduation:
I would love to find work in the Entertainment industry or something licensing-related.