Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Andrea Calvert, Intellectual Property

I entered Loyola in the Fall of 2015 with one goal: pursue IP law to protect companies in the fashion and luxury goods industry. At the time, I was aware that I was hardly the cookie cutter law student. As … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Tagen Vaughn, Weekend JD

Tagen Vaughn Sheboygan Falls, WI Education BA in Communications University of Colorado at Boulder Employment Sr. Manager of Contracts and Legal Operations at Sargento Foods Inc. Why did you decide to attend Loyola’s Weekend JD program? I have wanted to … Continue reading

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1L Student Highlight: Adrienne Chanelle Turner-McGowan

Adrienne is one of the first friends I made at Loyola.  We met prior to starting our 1L year at a reception for students.  As a woman of color, I was automatically drawn to her – we chatted about our … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Eric Liu, Intellectual Property

My decision to leave engineering for law school was not a simple one, and making sure that I went to the right law school for me was just as important as my decision to make the transition. Having worked as … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Shemario Winfrey, Weekend JD

Shemario Winfrey Atlanta, GA Education Georgia State University BBA in Management Employment Director of Rail Projects for Phillips 66 Company Why did you decide to attend Loyola’s Weekend JD program? I was attracted to the Loyola’s Weekend JD program because … Continue reading

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President’s Medallion: Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson As a former teacher, Heather Nelson brings a unique perspective to the law. Nelson, who ranks 7th in her class, spent several years teaching Spanish to low-income students in Oakland, California, and Washington, DC. It helped her see … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Amina Jaffer-Mohsin, Weekend JD

Amina Jaffer-Mohsin Oak Brook, IL Education BA in Health Sciences with a minor in Gerontology Benedictine University Employment Full-time mom Why did you decide to attend Loyola’s Weekend JD program? It was the perfect way for me to go back … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Kechia Lewis, Weekend JD

Kechia Lewis Chicago, IL Education BA in Forensic Science with a minor in Chemistry Loyola University Chicago Employment Chemistry Lab Manager, City College of Chicago Why did you decide to attend Loyola’s Weekend JD program? The weekend option is invaluable. … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Kara Smith, Intellectual Property

Next fall I start my final year at Loyola and can sincerely say that attending Loyola has been the best decision I’ve ever made. For one, the student body here is incredible and caring – not cut-throat or insanely competitive. … Continue reading

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“Location, strong network throughout Chicago” -Carrera Thibodeaux

Carrera Thibodeaux (2L) Memphis, TN BS in Political Science, University of Tennessee Knoxville Why did you choose Loyola for law school (five words or less):  Location, strong network throughout Chicago What do you like best about Loyola?: The staff, professors, … Continue reading

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