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Loyola Law School Educator Appointed to Illinois Ethics Commission
Faught Named to Commission Created by State Ethics Reform
CHICAGO, February 27, 2004 Associate Dean James J. Faught of the School of Law at Loyola University Chicago was selected by Illinois Comptroller Daniel Hynes to serve on the new Executive Ethics Commission created as part of ethics reform legislation last year.
“I am honored to be chosen for this important responsibility by Comptroller Hynes,” Faught said. “I am grateful he has expressed his confidence in me, and I look forward to fulfilling the duties of the commission.”
The commission was created as part of a comprehensive legislative package that established new ethics rules for state employees and elected officials. Nine members will serve on the commission, appointed by the governor and the four other constitutional office holders.
The commission will be responsible for reviewing cases brought to it by the executive inspector generals of each constitutional office, positions that were also established under the new law.
In his announcement of Faught’s appointment, Hynes also announced that former prosecutor Michael J. Drake of Springfield was named as inspector general for the Office of State Comptroller.
“Their professional credentials are impressive and I am confident both will serve the taxpayers well in these critical positions,” Hynes said. “I am proud of the high ethical standards that have been maintained in my office, and I am looking forward to working with Mr. Drake and Mr. Faught.”
Faught received a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in 1971 and a law degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1976. He has been a member of the administration at Loyola since 1979. As associate dean for administration, Faught oversees the general operation of the School of Law. He has served on a number of professional committees including the Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Liaison with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He has also published articles on the status of women in law schools and on controversial student organizations. Faught is director of Loyola’s Externship Program and is founder and director of the London Comparative Advocacy Program.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.