Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Historic Naming Gift to the Law School


Loyola Community,

Loyola University Chicago is very pleased to announce that Loyola law alumnus Philip H. Corboy (JD '49) and his wife Mary A. Dempsey have made a leadership gift to the School of Law, which is the largest single gift in the law school's history. Their gift will be used to support ongoing renovations of the law school building, new faculty hiring, and student scholarships. Corboy is also donating his papers, which will be maintained in the Law Library at 25 E. Pearson Street. In recognition of his extraordinary legal career and long-time support of the law school, the building which houses the School of Law at the University's Water Tower Campus will be renamed the Philip H. Corboy Law Center.

A special ceremony acknowledging the remarkable generosity of Phil Corboy and Mary Dempsey will be held later this fall. In addition, there will be special recognition of Phil and Mary at the School of Law’s annual Philip H. Corboy Lecture on Advocacy on Thursday, September 24 at 5 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom. This year's lecture, "Death of the American Trial," will feature guest speakers Robert Burns, author and professor of law at Northwestern University, and William Pizzi, professor of law at the University of Colorado and one of the country's most distinguished scholars in comparative criminal procedure.

Loyola University Chicago remains deeply grateful to Phil Corboy and Mary Dempsey for their extraordinary support.

Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President, Loyola University Chicago

David Yellen, JD
Dean, School of Law