Tom Dart (JD ’87), Cook County Sherriff, will be honored with the School of Law’s Damen Award at Founders’ Dinner, on Friday, June 9. Since 2006, Dart has brought an aggressive yet innovative approach to law enforcement. Dart recently was featured on 60 Minutes where he discussed mental illness in prisons and his unique efforts to reform the Cook County Jail.
Loyola’s School of Law and School of Education are now offering a JD/MEd in Law and Education Policy. The dual degree program brings together Loyola's expertise in education policy studies, education law, and the legal rights of children. LEARN MORE
Maureen Kieffer has been promoted to director of the Office of Career Services, where she has served for more than 10 years as associate director to develop and implement programs that support Loyola law students interested in judicial clerkships, public interest, and government careers. READ MORE
Loyola University Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is pleased to invite original research submissions for its inaugural Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017. READ MORE
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that Miranda Johnson, clinical professor and associate director of the Education Law and Policy Institute, has been appointed the Institute’s new director. READ MORE
The American Medical Association (AMA) and Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy have announced the establishment of the AMA Health Law Fellowship Program for the 2017-18 school year for one highly qualified Master of Laws (LLM) candidate. READ MORE
Professor Ryan Meade, director of Loyola’s Center for Compliance Studies, was featured in the April 2017 issue of Compliance & Ethics Professional, a publication of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
Students selected for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot have the opportunity to study alternative dispute resolution in the context of international law. The Vis competitions take place each spring at in Vienna, Austria, and in Hong Kong. This year Loyola competed against 27 teams from 12 countries to win the Moot Shanghai 2017 and 3 honorable mention awards. The Moot Shanghai is a pre-moot held a week before the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration. READ MORE
Prolific legal scholar, visionary educator, and beloved professor Michael J. Kaufman appointed School of Law dean. READ MORE
Field study in Chile
Loyola students recently participated in a week-long field study in Chile. Since 2003, Loyola has partnered with the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, a Jesuit school in Santiago, to host research visits over spring break. Loyola students Brian Huff, Neda Tolooi, Laura Garcia, Caitlin Cervenka and Tony Wadas, along with Professors Anne-Marie Rhodes and Thomas Haney, are pictured at the Centro de Justicia, the central criminal court of Santiago.
Understanding and effectively addressing racial disparities in health care is important to the well-being of our society. Students enrolled in Professor Larry Singer’s Access to Health Care Seminar met over spring break with public health researchers, medical providers, health advocates, and government officials to learn about the state of health care in Mississippi. READ MORE
Loyola University Chicago is #33 on The National Law Journal’s 2017 list of top 50 Go-To Law Schools for new associate hiring in the country’s largest law firms. In placing alumni in major law firms, Loyola was listed as one of the schools that significantly outperformed its 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking. Loyola was also one of the 50 law schools to see the most alumni promoted to partner in 2016, with 12 promotions.
After a brief legal career as a corporate associate, Carey Cooper (JD ’81), left the practice of law to pursue a business career. His latest restaurant venture, Lyfe Kitchen, located at the corner of State and Pearson, has brought Cooper back on campus. READ MORE
Loyola Wins Evans Moot
Jessica Pedersen and Collin Kurtenbach have won the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition held in Madison, Wisconsin. The Loyola team beat out 20 teams from across the country to win the championship.
Best-selling author Colson Whitehead
Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead recently spoke to students and faculty at the School of Law about his work as a writer and his award-winning book, The Underground Railroad, about a young slave who escapes a Georgia planation.
Loyola team members Payal Patel, Sarah Stewart, and Jocelyn Chancellor were semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Transactional Law Meet Competition held at University Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in February.
Loyola advances to Jessup International
Loyola was runner-up in the Philip C. Jessup US Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition and will compete this spring in the international round in Washington DC.
Father Jerry, a chaplain on the Water Tower Campus team of Loyola’s Campus Ministry, knows people seeking counseling can be uncomfortable in formal situations. So “I go where the people are: food courts, lobbies—and Starbucks,” he says. “I see more students, faculty, staff, and alums over coffee than I ever see in my church or office.” READ MORE
Loyola has expanded its Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program in Rome, Italy. The program will now include a one-year practice-oriented master’s degree for non-lawyers. LEARN MORE
Welcoming students with DACA status
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that it will offer scholarship assistance to qualified admitted students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration status or who are DACA-eligible.
Heather Nelson spent several years teaching Spanish to low-income students in Oakland, California, and Washington, DC. Now, she’s a Civitas ChildLaw Fellow and the 2016 School of Law President's Medallion recipient.