Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Transformative Scholarship

Loyola University Chicago’s law faculty members are renowned scholars who have earned a reputation for excellence in teaching, publishing, speaking, and public policy. Their scholarship has a transformative social impact. Here are a few recent highlights.

Michael Kaufman

Securities Litigation: Law, Policy, and Practice (Carolina Academic Press, 2016) (with Steinberg, Couture, and Morrissey).

Kaufman is Dean of the School of Law. He has published dozens of books and countless articles in the areas of education law and policy, securities regulation and litigation, civil procedure, and jurisprudence.

Nadia Sawicki

“Modernizing Informed Consent: Expanding the Boundaries of Materiality,“ 2016 University of Illinois Law Review 821 (2016).

Sawicki focuses her work on health law and bioethics. She recently was appointed to the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law, and was named academic director of Loyola’s nationally recognized Beazley Institute for Law and Policy.

Spencer Waller

Antitrust and American Business Abroad (4th ed., Thompson Reuters, 2016) (with Fiebig).

Waller is the associate dean of academic affairs and director of Loyola’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. He has written and presented extensively on issues related to antitrust and consumer protection.

James Gathii

The Contested Empowerment of Kenya’s Judiciary, 2010-15 (Strathmore University Press, 2016).

Gathii is Loyola’s Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law. His distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and practice in the field of international human rights and trade has made a lasting impact on law and policy in Africa and around the world.

Cynthia Ho

“An Active Learning to Teaching Tough Subjects: Personal Jurisdiction as an Example,” 65 Journal of Legal Education 4 (2016) (with Upchurch and Giles).

Ho is the Clifford E. Vickrey Research Professor and director of Loyola’s Intellectual Property Program. She has made significant scholarship contributions to the areas of civil procedure, international intellectual biotechnology, and health care policy.

Matthew Sag

“IP Litigation in U.S. Courts: 1994 to 2014,” 101 Iowa Law Review 1065 (2016).

Sag’s research focuses on the intersection of law and technology and law and economics. He is a well-known expert on copyright law. His articles have been cited in federal court cases and in briefs to the United States Supreme Court.

Barry Sullivan

“Interruptions in Search of a Purpose: Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court, October Terms 1958-60 and 2010-12,” 2015 Utah Law Review 1005 (with Canty).

Sullivan is the inaugural holder of the Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy. He has enjoyed a distinguished and varied career in the private practice of law, government legal practice, the teaching of law and public policy, and university administration.

Samuel Brunson

“Dear IRS, It Is Time to Enforce the Campaigning Prohibition. Even Against Churches,” 87 University of Colorado Law Review (2016).

Brunson focuses his research on the taxation of investments, investors, and religious institutions. He recently co-launched a tax blog, www.surlysubgroup.com, to generate conversation about tax law, policy, and the intersection of tax and other legal topics.

Steven Ramirez

“Diversifying to Mitigate Risk,” 74 Washington and Lee Law Review (forthcoming) (with Johnson and Shelby).

Ramirez is associate dean for research and faculty development and director of the Business Law Center. He has published extensively in the areas of law and economics, corporate governance, and financial regulation.

Alexander Tsesis

“The Incorporated Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Values,” 89 Southern California Law Review (forthcoming).

Tsesis is Loyola’s Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law. He is a frequent presenter to law school faculties nationwide on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights, and has written numerous articles and books on these topics.

John Bronsteen

“Preferring to Decrease One’s Own Well-Being,” Utilitas (2016).

Bronsteen’s research applies the findings of hedonic psychology to civil settlement, criminal punishment, and regulatory decision-making. His articles have been published in many top law reviews and peer review journals.