FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
$5M Gift to Sch. of Law’s Institute for Health Law
CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2006 Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce that Bernard J. Beazley, a 1950 graduate of Loyola’s School of Law has made a $5 million gift that will go towards a significant expansion of the law school’s nationally-ranked Institute for Health Law. The Institute will be renamed the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.
A leader in health law since 1984, Loyola’s Institute for Health Law offers one of the most comprehensive and respected programs of its kind and is consistently among the top programs in U.S. News and World Report‘s national rankings.
Through the gift, the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy will establish an endowed faculty chair, fund student fellowships, and expand its program offerings.
“Our health law program is already a national leader in the critical intersection of law and health care. This remarkable gift by Bernie Beazley will enable us to move to another level. On issues ranging from bioethics to regulation of health care delivery systems, the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy will be at the forefront of scholarship and policy development,” said David Yellen, Dean, Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
“The Beazley Institute will now be able to significantly expand its work in this important field,” stated Larry Singer, the Institute’s Director. “This truly is a transformative gift that will allow us to better serve our students and our community.”
“As a long-time supporter of Loyola and a health care advocate, I am extremely pleased to be supporting the law school’s Institute for Health Law,” said Mr. Beazley. “We will continue to need lawyers, hospital administrators and health care professionals who are very well educated about the corporate, regulatory and legal issues that face the providers of health care today and who are preparing to meet the issues that will face them in the future. Loyola’s Institute for Health Law program is one of the best in the country and I would like to continue to build and grow this prestigious program.”
Mr. Beazley is the former general counsel and senior vice president of Dentsply International, one of the largest manufacturers of professional care dental products in the world. He has served on Loyola’s President’s Advisory Council and is a current member of the Shield of Loyola University Chicago, the planned giving society. Mr. Beazley and his wife, Kathleen, have nine children and are one of the largest donors to Loyola’s School of Law, having supported many programs over the years, including establishing the Beazley Distinguished Professorships.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has evolved into one of the School of Law’s leading specialty programs, sponsoring a specialized Certificate in Health Law for J.D. candidates and four graduate degree programs in health law: the Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) in Health Law and the Doctor of Laws (D.Law) in Health Law and Policy for health care professionals, and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law, and Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.) in Health Law and Policy for attorneys. The Institute offers over 30 health law courses, publishes a bi-annual law review, Annals of Health Law, and supports a wide range of continuing education and research projects in areas relating to health law, especially in the areas of corporate transactions and access to health care. With over 1000 alumni and a consistent ranking in US News & World Report as one of the nation’s top health law programs, the Institute truly does educate the health law leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu/healthlaw.
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 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. 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 66 undergraduate majors, 59 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” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.