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Director of Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Advocacy Receives Award
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Honors Professor James Carey, JD
CHICAGO, June 13, 2006 — Loyola University Chicago announced today that School of Law Professor James P. Carey, JD has been awarded the Robert E. Oliphant Service Award by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) in recognition of his dedication and service to the organization.
Carey has been a member of NITA’s teaching faculty since 1978, and serves as the Program Director of NITA’s Building Trial Skills Program, held annually in Chicago. This nine-day regional program provides training sessions for lawyers interested in refining their trial skills in a “learning by doing” environment. The most coveted award given by NITA, the Oliphant Service Award recognizes Carey as a committed and hard-working member of the NITA organization.
A professor at Loyola University Chicago since 1980, Carey also serves as director of the Center for Advocacy. As director, Carey helps to advance the mission of the Center by preparing graduates to become ethical advocates for justice and the rule of law. The Center provides specialized litigation and trial practice courses, gives students the opportunity to compete in local, regional, and national moot court competitions, and hosts prominent practitioners and scholars to discuss issues of responsible advocacy. The Center for Advocacy is also the Midwest center for NITA.
NITA, a not-for-profit continuing education institute, offers seminars, workshops, and week-long training sessions throughout the year to provide attorneys with the basic and advanced skills necessary to litigate effectively from improving direct examination techniques to creating more effective courtroom exhibits.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
As one of the largest Jesuit law schools in the nation, Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for nearly 100 years. The School offers full-time and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law, and practice and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the School offers Master’s of Law programs in business law, child and family law, health law, and tax law. In addition, the School offers the Master’s of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law, and health law, as well as two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and D.Law).
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 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 68 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” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.