Loyola University Chicago School of Law
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law|
|Location||Chicago, IL, US|
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Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a college of Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1909 by the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order of priests known as the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago on prime real estate within walking distance of the landmark Water Tower (only surviving downtown building of the Great Chicago Fire), John Hancock Center (one of the tallest buildings in the United States), Holy Name Cathedral and the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue.
The School of Law currently occupies the Loyola Law Center at 25 East Pearson Street. The Law School previously occupied Maguire Hall, at One East Pearson, but switched buildings with the Loyola University School of Business Administration in the fall of 2005. Each day, its student body of over 1,000 congregates at the Water Tower Campus to be taught by full-time and part-time professors who are also the leading jurists of the City of Chicago and State of Illinois. Students are also involved in over thirty student organizations and six distinguished law publications.
There are fourteen major degree programs offered at the School of Law: doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.), master of laws (LL.M.) in either business law, child and family law, health law or tax law. Students may pursue a master of jurisprudence (M.J.) in either business law, child and family law or health law. There are two major doctoral degrees: doctor of juridical sciences in health law and policy (S.J.D.) which is the highest degree any attorney may obtain in the United States and the doctor of laws (D.Law). Dual degree programs are offered with the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W. and M.J./M.S.W.), Department of Political Science (J.D./M.A.) and the Graduate School of Business (J.D./M.B.A.).
- Joseph Carroll, founding director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and founding director of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI)
- Philip H. Corboy, one of the nation's leading personal injury and aviation litigation attorneys; named in The National Law Journal's Profiles in Power (in five of six publications) and The Best Lawyers in America (every year since inception)
- Joyce Karlin Fahey, former federal prosecutor, Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, and two-term mayor of Manhattan Beach, California
- Mara Georges '88, Corporate Counsel, City of Chicago
- Neil Hartigan, former Illinois Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and a judge of the Illinois Appellate Court
- Henry Hyde, U.S. Congressman
- Daniel Hynes, Comptroller of Illinois
- Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois
- Michael Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois
- Mary Ann G. McMorrow, former justice, Supreme Court of Illinois
- Edith S. Sampson (LL.M.), alternate U.S. delegate to the United Nations, member of the UN's Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee, member of the U.S. Commission for UNESCO, U.S. representative to NATO, first black woman to be elected as a judge in the United States
- Robert R. Thomas, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois
- Corinne Wood, former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
- Howard Thomas Markey, the first chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit