3L James Naughton is using his legal education to serve others, especially youth. He is helping Chicago students stay on track for educational success as a tutor, mentor, and Stand Up For Each Other advocate. LEARN MORE
Christena Driscoll, a current student enrolled in Loyola’s online Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law and Compliance, shares what she likes most about the program and how this advanced degree for non-lawyers will benefit her career as a compliance examiner. READ MORE
Loyola law faculty members are renowned scholars who are making a significant impact. READ MORE
Big win for Corboy Fellows
Loyola took First Place at the In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition hosted by Golden Gate State University School of Law in San Francisco October 26-29. Corboy Fellows Ben Horwitz and Teresa Russo are pictured above preparing to make their closing argument in the final round of the competition, while team members Edet Nsemo and Britney Pennycook look on.
Loyola wins Thomas Tang National
Loyola won the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition held in Washington, DC, November 3-4. Loyola also won Best Brief and Best Oralist Awards. The competition is sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation. Congratulations to Emily Olivera, Jasmine Stanzick, Sevan Avakian (coach), Lucas Terna, and Sowmya Sastri. Not pictured: Coaches Kristen Kawaguchi and Ann Shea.
Loyola’s Institute for Investor Protection Conference discussed the growing corporate movement to embrace social responsibility activities, Dodd-Frank, and how a more relaxed approach to ethics and compliance issues has led to legal and economic pitfalls. Aaron Beam (pictured), author of Ethics Playbook: Winning Ethically in Business, delivered the luncheon address. READ MORE
Loyola’s Corboy Law Center is a centerpiece of community life on campus and in Chicago LEARN MORE
Equity in health care
Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, a noted authority on equity issues in health care, recently spoke to students and faculty at Loyola about equality and justice in the national health debate, and specifically addressed the social determinants of health, which include race and poverty.
United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join students and faculty as a guest lecture next summer in Loyola’s Study Law Abroad program in Rome, Italy. The program is open to current Loyola law students. READ MORE
Across the country families who are undocumented risk being separated if family members are detained or deported. Loyola’s Legislation and Policy Clinic created a guide to assist undocumented parents in preparing safety plans for their children. READ MORE
Thomas Tang Regional Champs
Loyola took First Place, Second Place, Best and Second Best Brief Awards, as well as Best and Second Best Oral Advocate Awards, at the Thomas Tang Regional Competition held it Chicago October 13-15. Congratulations to regional champs Jasmine Stanzick and Emily Olivera, and second place team members Sowmya Sastri and Lucas Terna.
Anne-Marie Rhodes, a member of Loyola’s full-time law faculty since 1980 and a legal expert in trusts and estates, as well as art law and comparative law, has been named Loyola’s John J. Waldron Professor of Law. READ MORE
The Loyola University Chicago Law Journal is edited and managed entirely by students and publishes the work of distinguished writers, including academics, practitioners, and judges. Meet the 2017-18 executive board. READ MORE
Margee Elias (JD ’86), executive vice president and general counsel of Gogo, the leading inflight internet and entertainment provider, shares her career highlights, her challenges, and what she enjoys most about the practice of law. READ MORE
To improve the learning process and make students more practice-ready at graduation, Loyola has significantly expanded its teaching styles to include more active, participatory learning approaches like team projects, collaborative exercises, and most recently, design thinking. READ MORE
Loyola law alum Jarrett Adams recently had his first win in court. He helped overturn an innocent man's conviction in the same state that, years ago, had sentenced him to prison for a crime he did not commit.
Kate Mitchell has joined the School of Law as director of the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy’s Health Justice Project. Mitchell's areas of focus include poverty law, children’s legal rights, and health law. LEARN MORE
Students and faculty attended a tour of the Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who joined Loyola this summer for two weeks to teach a course in Constitutional Law. LEARN MORE
After sitting for the Illinois bar exam in July, Loyola law graduate Louis Gomes (BA ’14, JD ’17) will travel to Africa and Europe to spend time with family. In late August, he will begin a prestigious legal fellowship with GE Transportation, a division of the General Electric Company. READ MORE
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, ranking member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Loyola law alumnus U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (JD ’89) at the School of Law on June 20 for a special panel discussion on current intelligence, security, and foreign policy issues. READ MORE
When Professor Matthew Sag and recent Loyola law graduate Jake Haskell (JD ’16) decided to work together on a public interest research project about predatory litigation and copyright trolling, they did not expect that their paper would go viral. More than 4,000 downloads later, their law review article has gained national visibility. READ MORE
Tom Dart (JD ’87), Cook County Sheriff, will be honored with the School of Law’s Damen Award at Founders’ Dinner, on Friday, June 9. Since 2006, Dart has brought an aggressive yet innovative approach to law enforcement. Dart recently was featured on 60 Minutes where he discussed mental illness in prisons and his unique efforts to reform the Cook County Jail.
Loyola’s School of Law and School of Education are now offering a JD/MEd in Law and Education Policy. The dual degree program brings together Loyola's expertise in education policy studies, education law, and the legal rights of children. LEARN MORE
Maureen Kieffer has been promoted to director of the Office of Career Services, where she has served for more than 10 years as associate director to develop and implement programs that support Loyola law students interested in judicial clerkships, public interest, and government careers. READ MORE
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that Miranda Johnson, clinical professor and associate director of the Education Law and Policy Institute, has been appointed the Institute’s new director. READ MORE
The American Medical Association (AMA) and Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy have announced the establishment of the AMA Health Law Fellowship Program for the 2017-18 school year for one highly qualified Master of Laws (LLM) candidate. READ MORE
Professor Ryan Meade, director of Loyola’s Center for Compliance Studies, was featured in the April 2017 issue of Compliance & Ethics Professional, a publication of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
Students selected for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot have the opportunity to study alternative dispute resolution in the context of international law. The Vis competitions take place each spring at in Vienna, Austria, and in Hong Kong. This year Loyola competed against 27 teams from 12 countries to win the Moot Shanghai 2017 and 3 honorable mention awards. The Moot Shanghai is a pre-moot held a week before the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration. READ MORE
Prolific legal scholar, visionary educator, and beloved professor Michael J. Kaufman appointed School of Law dean. READ MORE
Field study in Chile
Loyola students recently participated in a week-long field study in Chile. Since 2003, Loyola has partnered with the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, a Jesuit school in Santiago, to host research visits over spring break. Loyola students Brian Huff, Neda Tolooi, Laura Garcia, Caitlin Cervenka and Tony Wadas, along with Professors Anne-Marie Rhodes and Thomas Haney, are pictured at the Centro de Justicia, the central criminal court of Santiago.
Understanding and effectively addressing racial disparities in health care is important to the well-being of our society. Students enrolled in Professor Larry Singer’s Access to Health Care Seminar met over spring break with public health researchers, medical providers, health advocates, and government officials to learn about the state of health care in Mississippi. READ MORE
Loyola University Chicago is #33 on The National Law Journal’s 2017 list of top 50 Go-To Law Schools for new associate hiring in the country’s largest law firms. In placing alumni in major law firms, Loyola was listed as one of the schools that significantly outperformed its 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking. Loyola was also one of the 50 law schools to see the most alumni promoted to partner in 2016, with 12 promotions.
After a brief legal career as a corporate associate, Carey Cooper (JD ’81), left the practice of law to pursue a business career. His latest restaurant venture, Lyfe Kitchen, located at the corner of State and Pearson, has brought Cooper back on campus. READ MORE
Loyola Wins Evans Moot
Jessica Pedersen and Collin Kurtenbach have won the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition held in Madison, Wisconsin. The Loyola team beat out 20 teams from across the country to win the championship.
Best-selling author Colson Whitehead
Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead recently spoke to students and faculty at the School of Law about his work as a writer and his award-winning book, The Underground Railroad, about a young slave who escapes a Georgia planation.
Loyola team members Payal Patel, Sarah Stewart, and Jocelyn Chancellor were semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Transactional Law Meet Competition held at University Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in February.
Loyola advances to Jessup International
Loyola was runner-up in the Philip C. Jessup US Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition and will compete this spring in the international round in Washington DC.
Father Jerry, a chaplain on the Water Tower Campus team of Loyola’s Campus Ministry, knows people seeking counseling can be uncomfortable in formal situations. So “I go where the people are: food courts, lobbies—and Starbucks,” he says. “I see more students, faculty, staff, and alums over coffee than I ever see in my church or office.” READ MORE
Loyola has expanded its Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program in Rome, Italy. The program will now include a one-year practice-oriented master’s degree for non-lawyers. LEARN MORE
Welcoming students with DACA status
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that it will offer scholarship assistance to qualified admitted students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration status or who are DACA-eligible.
Heather Nelson spent several years teaching Spanish to low-income students in Oakland, California, and Washington, DC. Now, she’s a Civitas ChildLaw Fellow and the 2016 School of Law President's Medallion recipient.