Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time Faculty

Nina S. Appel

Title/s: Professor
Dean Emerita and Dean for External Relations

Office #: Corboy 1321

Phone: 312.915.7128

E-mail: nappel@luc.edu


Dean Appel did her undergraduate work at Cornell University, where she was a member in her junior year of Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Chi, the psychology honorary society. She graduated from Columbia as a Stone Scholar. Over the years, she has served as a member of numerous commissions and boards. She has served as a member of the ABA Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, the accrediting agency for all ABA-approved law schools; she chaired the section during the Centennial Year 1992-1993. She also continues her long-standing relationship with the administrative office of the Illinois courts and has participated as a professor-reporter in many annual programs for the Illinois judiciary. Dean Appel served as dean of the law school from 1983-2004. In the middle of 2004, Dean Appel assumed the title of Dean Emerita, the first time such title has been awarded in the long history of the university. She remains a full-time member of the faculty and administration of the law school. Her new responsibilities involve development and alumni activities with the goal of furthering the law school's strategic plan.


Undergraduate, Cornell 
J.D., Columbia, 1959

Program Areas

Administrative Law
Perspectives in Tort Law
Products Liability

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, Member of Council; Chair, 1992 - 1993
Chicago Bar Association, Long-Term Planning Committee, Member
Illinois Compensation Review Board, Member
Special Commission on Administration of Justice in Cook County, Member


Robert J. Kutak Award, Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, American Bar Association, 2003
Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award, Columbia Law School, 2003
One of the 10 highly influential women leaders, in "20th Century Hall of Fame," Today's Chicago Woman, October 2002