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Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Administration & Staff

Megan Canty

Title/s: Assistant Director of the Center for Advocacy

Office #: Corboy 1028

Phone: 312.915.8644

E-mail: MCanty@luc.edu


Megan Canty joined the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2007 as the Assistant Director of the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy. She also serves as Director of the Moot Court Program.

Ms. Canty designed Loyola’s LL.M. program in Advocacy, and has launched several new J.D. courses in response to student needs and the evolution of the litigation field. She also spearheaded Loyola’s Inaugural Conference on Women in Litigation, which the Center plans to hold bi-annually, as well as an annual panel for law students which gives them an inside look into the early years of careers in different areas of litigation. Ms. Canty supervises J.D. students earning the Center’s Certificate in Advocacy, and advises students on academics and co-curricular experiences. Ms. Canty teaches Loyola’s Honors Appellate Advocacy course, and her research interests include litigation techniques, criminal law, and legal education.

Ms. Canty also created and teaches Loyoga, a yoga class for the faculty and staff of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Ms. Canty earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola, where she served on the Moot Court Board and won the Best Oral Advocate Award at the National Moot Court Competition and at the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law. She also interned for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as the Cook County State's Attorney's Office Felony Trial Division.


B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Duquesne University
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Courses Taught

Appellate Advocacy Honors Seminar
Criminal Law
Law and Literature

Selected Publications

Interruptions in Search of a Purpose: Oral Argument in the Supreme Court, October Terms 1958-60 and 2010-12.” 2015 Utah L. Rev. __  (forthcoming 2015) (with Barry Sullivan)

"The Executive's Authority over Enemy Combatants: Due Process and its Limits." 1 Crim. L. & Proc. Rev. 94 (2011) (with Barry Sullivan)