News & Events
- Prof. Bill Loris met with Bill Gates Sr. in Seattle to update Mr. Gates on how the PROLAW graduates are now applying their learning to promote justice and security in their own countries.
On October 28th, 2015, Prof. Bill Loris met with Bill Gates Sr. in Seattle to update Mr. Gates on how the PROLAW graduates are now applying their learning to promote justice and security in their own countries. Mr. Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Mito Alfieri discussed their shared commitment to strengthening national capacity to pursue social justice and more secure societies over the long term.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law Receives Additional Grant Support from US Department of State to Fund Partnership with African Union
Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has received additional funding from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to support its milestone partnership agreement with the African Union. Under the terms in the Memorandum of Understanding signed last year, the partnership assists the African Union and African Regional Economic Communities/Organizations (RECS) in strengthening governance and the rule of law to ensure peace, security, and stability on the African continent. The INL grant amendment will provide financing for an additional year of cooperation totaling $468,000, resulting in a total grant of nearly $1.8 million over four years. The grant supports 22 student scholarships for selected AU and RECS staff members to enroll in the school’s Master of Laws in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program.
- African Union PROLAW Scholars Make Landmark visits to Chicago, Washington, D.C.
The four African legal professionals who were selected by the African Union and Loyola University Chicago School of Law's LLM in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program as this year’s African Union/PROLAW scholars traveled to Chicago in May to participate in Loyola’s commencement ceremonies, and on to Washington, DC, for meetings at the State Department, Capitol Hill, and other key Washington-based rule of law and development organizations, including the World Bank. The scholars took the lead in a series of briefings with government officials and rule of law and development officials to outline the skill and training they gained as PROLAW students. They also presented and answered questions on their theses and their individual plans for implementing rule of law initiatives upon returning to Africa.
- Distinguished Scholar in Residence Tom McInerney has published a new book, Strategic Treaty Management: Practice and Implications (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
- Roundtable on Strengthening Rule of Law Capacity, Leadership
In June 2014, a group of high-level rule of law and development specialists met informally in Washington, DC, at the invitation of Loyola’s PROLAW program to initiate a policy discussion on the merits of refocusing some of the current assistance aimed at building the rule of law on strengthening rule of law capacity, ownership, and local leadership rather than on improving specific features of given legal systems.
- Loyola’s $1.3 million grant from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs to support PROLAW.
The following press release announcing Loyola’s $1.3 million grant from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs to support PROLAW’s recent milestone partnership agreement with the African Union was distributed today.
- Loyola University Chicago to Forge Milestone Academic Partnership with African Union
Loyola University Chicago Forges Milestone Academic Partnership with African Union; Multi-Year Agreement Signed in Washington, DC will Strengthen African Union Governance and Rule of Law.
- PROLAW Class of 2014-15
Meet the newest cohort of PROLAW students for the 2014-2015 academic year.
- PROLAW Class of 2013-14
Students enrolled in Loyola’s LLM in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) held a special ceremony to celebrate the end of the coursework portion of the degree program. David J. Lane, U.S Ambassador to the UN agencies in Rome, was among the speakers to deliver remarks at the ceremony.
- Citizenship in a Global Era
On Tuesday, Oct. 8 Professor Loris and the PROLAW students attended a conference organized by the Law Immigration Section of the Federal Bar Association, entitled “Citizenship in a Global Era.”
- PROLAW 3 Orientation
Photos from the PROLAW 3 Orientation and Bell Ringing Ceremony.
- Professor William Loris supported the efforts of the IDLO and the Judiciary in Ulan Bator, Mongolia
In late May, the PROLAW Program Director supported the efforts of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Judiciary in Ulan Bator, Mongolia to improve the judiciary’s handling of cases involving international commercial contracts.
- May 18, 2013: Event Photo
Nigel Gayle (PROLAW ii, Jamaica) getting his diploma from Dean David Yellen.
- Law School Graduation
On Saturday, May 18, 2013, PROLAW I students Christopher Michael (USA) Theara Moeng (Cambodia) Aisienia Taumoepeau (Kingdom of Tonga) and PROLAW II students Chukwunonso Igboeli (Nigeria) and Nigel Gayle (Jamaica) attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s commencement ceremony, held at the University’s Lake Shore Campus in Chicago.
- Pre-Graduation 2013
On Friday, April 19, 2013, the PROLAW II students participated in a pre graduation ceremony to celebrate the end of the course part of the 2012-2013 academic year. Program Director William Loris and Loyola’s Director of Graduate Legal Studies, Karen Shaw, spoke at the ceremony, as did Fr. G. Ted Bohr, Prof. Emilio Iodice, Prof. Thomas McInerney, and the Liberian ambassador to Italy, Dr. Mohammed Sheriff.
- A Career of Giving Back
April 1, 2013 – Bill Loris was profiled this month by Chicago Lawyer magazine in its new section “Inspiring Innovator.”
- PROLAW students were invited to attend IDLO’s International Roundtable
PROLAW students Nigel Gayle, Jamaica, Tamara Kusikashvili, Georgia and Aaron Barchue, Liberia, were invited to attend IDLO’s International Roundtable on Sustainable Economic Development, Fair Trade and the Law at IDLO’s headquarters in Rome on 21-22 February, 2013.
- Preparing a new generation of rule of law professionals to lead
December 8, 2012 – Director Bill Loris blogs about the importance of establishing, maintaining, and improving rule of law.
- Loyola's PROLAW Program Receives Supplemental Grant from the Gates Foundation
CHICAGO, August 30, 2012—Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce that the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided the School of Law with a supplemental grant of $700,000 to further support its one-year practice-oriented LLM program in Rule of Law for Development.
- 8th Viterbo Global Administrative Law Seminar
On Friday, June 14, PROLAW graduates Araya Kebede Araya and David Hofisi delivered a paper at the 8th Viterbo Global Administrative Law Seminar, “Indicators in Global Governance: Legal Dimensions.” Their paper was titled “The Ease of Doing Business and Land Grabbing: a Critique of the Investing Across Borders Indicators.”
- Congratulations PROLAW ONE Graduates
Brenda Anugwom and Ndubuisi Nwabudike are among the 25 extraordinary rule of law leaders from around the world who graduated this spring from Loyola’s inaugural PROLAW program.
- Leading development professionals site features PROLAW
This article introduces PROLAW to the international development community and describes how it can enhance the sustainability of rule of law initiatives around the world in a unique way.
- Student corner: Social stock exchanges to raise capital for development initiatives
In this article published by Devex.com PROLAW student Bandini Chhichhia discusses social stock exchanges – a new and innovative mechanism to finance social businesses.
- February 2012 E-Update
Read a brief update on what’s new and exciting with PROLAW.
- Loyola Co-Founds Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development
CHICAGO, February 8, 2012—Loyola University Chicago School of Law has become a founding intellectual partner of the new World Bank Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD). The forum, which features a number of partners, serves as an innovative and dynamic international web-based platform for financial and academic institutions and international organizations to exchange information, examine current trends in legal and justice reform, and support developing countries in their efforts to build the rule of law.
- Student Corner: Pasquino and the Freedom of Expression
On freedom of expression, Giordano Bruno, and ‘Pasquino’. PROLAW students under the statue of Giordano Bruno in Rome, Dec 9 2011 There is a strong sense among the PROLAW students that freedom of expression is an indispensable component of sustainable development.
- LOYOLA CO-FOUNDER OF INTERNATIONAL FORUM
Loyola University Chicago School of Law recently partnered with the World Bank Group to launch the World Bank Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development.
- November 2011 E-Update
Read a brief update on what’s new and exciting with PROLAW.
- Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center Welcomes Students in Newly Launched Rule of Law for Development Program
CHICAGO, September 14, 2011— Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has launched a new LLM program in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW™) at its John Felice Rome Center in Italy.
- May 2011 E-Update
PROLAW is a unique, fully accredited one-year LLM program in Rule of Law for Development offered at Loyola University Chicago’s campus in Rome, Italy. Here is a brief update on what’s new and exciting with PROLAW.
- February 1, 2011: Loyola University Chicago School of Law to Launch Rule of Law Program in Rome
NEWS RELEASE – Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law will launch a new one-year practice-oriented LLM program in Rule of Law for Development in September 2011.