Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

School of Law

Rome Program

34th Annual Rome Program, Rome, Italy
(June 5–July 2, 2016)

Please join us for our Study Abroad Program.

Enrollment Deadline: March 7, 2016

Guest Instructor:
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General

Often recognized for her leadership and integrity, Lisa Madigan has brought a high level of activism to the Office of Illinois Attorney General. From her first days in office, she has demonstrated principled leadership, putting policy before politics, and focusing her work as the State’s top legal advocate on protecting the people and communities of Illinois. Under Madigan’s leadership, the Consumer Protection Division has established a national reputation for aggressively safeguarding consumers from financial fraud and unsafe products. Madigan has dedicated the energy and resources of her office to protecting children and women from the dangers of sexual predators and established herself as a leader in the public’s fight for open and accessible government. Additionally, Madigan has been widely praised for implementing a series of proactive law enforcement strategies to protect seniors in nursing homes, and to combat the spread of methamphetamine and synthetic drugs throughout the state. From a fiscal standpoint, the Attorney General’s office has generated more than $11 billion for the State since Madigan took office in 2003. 

Madigan is the first Illinois Attorney General in over 25 years to personally argue a case before the US Supreme Court (Illinois v. Caballes), in which the Court upheld the ability of law enforcement to detect the presence of illegal drugs during traffic stops. Under her leadership, the Attorney General’s office has argued six cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the national arena, Attorney General Madigan is a respected advocate, regularly testifying before Congress and federal commissions charged with strengthening consumer financial protections, in part due to her aggressive crackdown on the country’s largest subprime lenders and her advocacy for reining in abuse and retaining State enforcement powers. Madigan has also testified before Congress on a range of subjects, from protections for consumers’ privacy to recalled children’s products, employment discrimination, natural gas prices, and energy trading.

Please Note: Some information for the program is still to be decided. Please visit this website regularly for any updates to the program's information.

As the seat of power under Roman emperors, later the Papacy, and currently the capital of modern Italy, Rome displays its rich and varied history on every street and in every piazza. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Tiber River, the Roman Forum, the Vatican—the splendors of Rome await the visitor.

Rome today is the seat of the Italian government and is the site of offices of the European Union and other international institutions, as well as the offices of private law firms, banks and corporations. Loyola's Study Abroad Program will take advantage of some of these facilities and institutions to introduce students to the study and practice of law in a foreign culture. It is expected that this introduction to comparative and international law will give students a deeper understanding of their own legal culture.

Loyola Rome Center Campus: John Felice Rome Center

Loyola has operated the Rome Center of Liberal Arts since 1962. The present campus, used since 1978, is located on Monte Mario, the highest hill in present-day Rome, about twenty minutes from downtown Rome by public transportation. The landscaped campus contains classrooms, a library, student dormitories, faculty and administrative offices, a chapel, a cafeteria, recreation and exercise rooms, a coffee bar and a basketball court.