The National Jurist has named Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean David N. Yellen as one of the “25 most influential people in legal education” in its January 2014 issue. Yellen ranks 17th on the list of those named as having the most influence in 2013.
Professor of Law George Anastaplo passed away on Friday, February 14, of metastatic prostate cancer. He was 88. For more than 30 years, he was a vital part of the fabric of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law community, serving as a beloved colleague, a revered teacher, and a world-renowned scholar.
Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, was among the distinguished speakers to participate in Loyola’s National Security and Civil Rights Symposium on Feb. 7. Romero discussed fugitive Edward Snowden and the political and moral implications of the government’s electronic surveillance programs.
Loyola’s won the Midwest Regional Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition held at the National Black Law Students Association Convention in Minneapolis in early February. Team members Jennifer Thomas, Jasmine Morton, Andrea Williams, and Diona Rogers will compete at the national championship in Milwaukee in March. Thomas was also recognized for her outstanding leadership as president of Loyola's Black Law Students Association.
Loyola team members Johanne Verpil (left) and Kandice Harris won the Midwest Regional Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition held at the Midwest National Black Law Students Association Convention February 1-2. Johanne also won Best Oralist. The team will compete for the national championship in March.
With support for new transitional housing, Loyola’s Life After Innocence continues reintegrating the exonerated into the world outside prison.