Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

About Us

Kate Mitchell
Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Health Justice Project

Kate Mitchell joined the Health Justice Project in August 2017 after more than 16 years practicing and teaching in the areas of poverty law, children’s rights and health law. Professor Mitchell has extensive experience representing children and families in poverty in access to health care and public benefits matters, special education matters, housing and family law, juvenile delinquency and prison condition cases, and other general civil law matters.  She has also been involved in local, state, and national policy work in the areas of access to healthcare, education, and juvenile justice. 

Ron Hochbaum
Clinical Teaching Fellow

Ron Hochbaum is a clinical teaching fellow in the Health Justice Project. He teaches lawyering skills to students in the context of a medical-legal partnership with Erie Family Health Center. Before joining the faculty at Loyola, Professor Hochbaum was a Supervising Attorney at the Homeless Action Center in Oakland, California. At the Homeless Action Center, he represented homeless and mentally ill clients in claims for public benefits​​.