Loyola professors actively support student participation in international lawyer skills training competitions. For the last thirteen years, Loyola teams have successfully competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, and have competed in the same event in Hong Kong since that competition began in 2004. Loyola teams participate regularly in international mediation competitions.
In 2011, the law school launched its new LLM program in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) at Loyola’s Rome Center in Italy with 25 students from over 15 countries.
The 2012 appointment of Professor Gathii as the School of Law’s new Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law highlights Loyola’s dedication to increase its global focus. Professor Gathii is a renowned scholar in the areas of international trade and economic law, public international law, and human rights. His teaching in the field of international law augments the already broad range of classes offered in the International Law and Practice Program.
In 2012, Loyola Law and the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) hosted the International Law School Mediation Competition at Loyola. Loyola University School of Law is one of two U.S. law schools that have been selected for the prestigious Warsaw Negotiation Round 2012. Finally, Loyola teams have been competing in the Jessup International Law Moot Court for almost thirty years and won numerous awards.