Loyola University Chicago

Law Scholarship Recipients

Wachnik, Eryk



Eryk Wachnik
Class of 1967 Scholarship

Expected year of graduation: 2012
Any other scholarships received while here at Loyola Sophie Swienton Scholarship
Law Alumni Scholarship
Undergraduate Institution/Degree/Major Loyola Chicago,
Criminal Justice & Political Science
Hometown Chicago, Illinois


What attracted you to Loyola:
I was attracted to Loyola because of my undergraduate experience and because of Loyola's presence in the Chicago legal community. My undergraduate experience showed me that Loyola does a tremendous job of developing the individual and preparing him or her for the real world. I was also attracted to Loyola because of the respect and presence of alumni within the Chicago legal community. I will be honored to be among this group.

What is the greatest learning experience you have had at Loyola:
I believe the Intensive Trial Practice course was my greatest learning experience. Being able to learn so much in such a short period of time was an excellent experience. The professors were also great in their practical tips and applications of rules. This course greatly aided me in my legal education.

Who inspires you and Why:
I am inspired by people who help others. I think prosecutors and other people who work with victims in the criminal justice system are my key inspiration. These people are an example of who we should all strive to be. Selflessness is a quality which greatly inspires me.

Extracurricular Activities Hobbies and Interests:
Law Clerk- Cook County State's Attorney's Office
News Articles Editor- Loyola Consumer Law Review

Interests include:
strength training, traveling, hiking, fishing, reading novels and reading about foreign legal systems.

Community service or other volunteer activities:
I am currently volunteering at the State's Attorney's Office. I have previously volunteered at my church, at my doctor's office and with a Polish cultural and dance organization.

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

Criminal law, immigration law, personal injury law.