Loyola University Chicago

School of Law


James Gathii, Wing-Tat-Lee Chair of International Law, Diploma in the Practice of Law, Kenya School of Law; LL.B., University of Nairobi, Kenya; PhD, Harvard Law School. Before joining Loyola, he was the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and the Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School. His research and expertise is in the areas of public international law, international economic law, international trade law, law and development as well as on issues of good governance and legal reform as they relate to the third world and sub-Saharan Africa in particular.  He is an Independent Expert of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment, and Human Rights Violations.  He is a founding member of the Third World Approaches to International Law network. He serves as co-chair of the African Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, and is a member of two International Law Association Study Committees.  He is on the Global Faculty of the Trade Policy Training Institute (TRAPCA) in Arusha, Tanzania.  Professor Gathii has published over sixty articles and book chapters, including in the some of the leading journals in his field such as the Harvard, American and European Journals of International Law.

Margaret L. Moses, Ph.D., Indiana; JD, Columbia. Professor Moses has practiced law in New York, New Jersey, Paris and Milan. She has worked with clients doing business in many parts of the globe, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, and China.  She has participated as an advocate or an arbitrator in arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC and the American Arbitration Association. A former chair of the International Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and past president of the New Jersey World Trade Association, her areas of interest and research include international business transactions, letters of credit, international trade finance and international commercial arbitration.

Steven Ramirez – A.B., University of Missouri; J.D., cum laude, Saint Louis University
Steven Ramirez joined the law faculty at Loyola University Chicago in July 2006. Ramirez comes to Loyola from Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, where he was the founding director of the Business and Transactional Law Center. Prior to joining the Washburn law faculty, he was a partner with Robinson Curley & Clayton, a Chicago litigation firm, specializing in corporate, securities and banking litigation. He also served as a Senior Attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and as an Enforcement Attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Professor Ramirez teaches Business Organizations, Securities Litigation Seminar, and other business related classes. He has published extensively in the areas of law and economics, corporate governance and financial regulation.

Anne-Marie Rhodes - B.A., Albertus Magnus College; J.D., Harvard Law School
Anne-Marie Rhodes is a professor of law at Loyola University Chicago.  She teaches Income Tax, Estate and Gift Tax, Estates, Estate Planning, Art Law, Comparative Law and Legal Systems in the Americas-Chile.  She is the co-founder of Loyola's summer foreign programs and the Chile initiative with Universidad Alberto Hurtado, where she is also involved with their advanced tax program.  She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tennessee in 2008.  Professor Rhodes is an Academic Fellow of ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel), where she was co-chair of the Legal Education Committee.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the ACTEC Foundation. Professor Rhodes is Of Counsel at the Chicago office of the international law firm Reed Smith. Professor Rhodes is a graduate of HarvardLaw School.  In 2011, she published a case book, Art Law: A TransactionalApproach, Carolina Academic Press.

Barry Sullivan, A.B. Middlebury College, 1970; J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1974
Professor Barry Sullivan joined the Loyola faculty as Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy in 2009. Prior to joining Loyola, Professor Sullivan was Co-Chair of Jenner & Block's Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group. Professor Sullivan was also Dean of Washington and Lee University School of Law. His background includes the honors of: a Fulbright professor at the University of Warsaw; a visiting fellow of the University of London; an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States; and a law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Professor Sullivan has argued cases in the US Supreme Court and in state and federal appellate courts throughout the country.  He teaches and writes about the Supreme Court, and in the areas of constitutional and administrative law, civil rights law, civil and appellate practice, legal argument, and the legal profession.  His work has appeared in the Dublin University Law Journal, the Yale Law Journal, the Northwestern Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, and the Warsaw University Law Review, among others.

Additional Guest Lecturers

Judge Ann Claire Williams--US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Judge Ann Claire Williams served in the federal judiciary from 1985, assuming senior status in the summer of 2017. The first African-American woman judge appointed to the Northern District of Illinois and the first African-American judge on the United States court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, this Detroit native has been committed to creating opportunities for minority lawyers and has also participated in numerous international judicial training initiatives.

Jane C. Ginsburg--Jane Carol Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at the Columbia Law School.

Professor Ginsburg also directs the law school's Kernochan Center For Law, Media and the Arts. In 2011, Ginsburg was elected to the British Academy, a distinct and rare honor for American scholars. Ginsburg attended The Brearley School. An expert on copyright, Ginsburg has written various treatises and law review articles. She holds a Bachelor's (1976) and Master's of Arts (1977) from the University of Chicago, a law degree (1980) from Harvard Law School, and a DEA with a Fulbright grant (1985) and a Doctor of Law (1995) from Panthéon-Assas University. At Harvard, she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.After law school, she clerked for Judge John Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

She is the daughter of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and law professor Martin Ginsburg, both of whom formerly served on the Columbia Law School faculty. Justice Ginsburg and Jane are the first mother–daughter pair ever to serve on the same law faculty in the United States.