- May 4, 2012
- 2:01 pm
- Steve Christensen
Law school appoints executive director
Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce that Insa Blanke, an experienced attorney and law school administrator, has joined the School of Law as executive director of its new International LLM Programs. The programs were recently launched at Loyola University Chicago School of Law to broaden the school’s curricular offerings for foreign lawyers who plan to practice in the U.S., and foreign lawyers or JD graduates who wish to study international law.
The International LLM Programs are structured for a relatively small group of predominantly foreign lawyers who will benefit from individualized academic counseling to create a rigorous curriculum that suits their academic and professional interests. The International LLM Programs offer two tracks: U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers and International Law with a Focus Option for foreign lawyers or JD graduates seeking to develop an expertise in a specific area of law.
Blanke holds a law degree from Germany and a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She has worked as an attorney for the City of Chicago Law Department, and as an international legal consultant for an international law firm in Chicago. As a law school administrator, she focused on international aspects of legal education and developing international opportunities for students and faculty. Blanke, whose native language is German, is fluent in English and has conversational knowledge of French and Russian. In addition to managing all aspects of the LLM programs for foreign lawyers, she will work with faculty to support Loyola’s International Law and Practice Program, its summer programs in Rome, Beijing, and Strasbourg, a London comparative advocacy program, and its international student competitions.
For more information on the International LLM Programs at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, visit LUC.edu/llm. Loyola’s School of Law now accepts applications for the fall 2012 enrollment in the International LLM Programs.