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Former Chief of Justice Joins Faculty at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Mary Ann G. McMorrow Names Distinguished Jurist in Residence
CHICAGO, October 31, 2006 The Loyola University Chicago School of Law announced today that former Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Ann McMorrow will be joining the law school as a Distinguished Jurist in Residence, effective immediately. Justice McMorrow, a 1953 graduate of Loyola’s School of Law, retired from the state’s highest court this past summer. She also donated her papers to the law school earlier this fall.
As Distinguished Jurist in Residence, McMorrow will have a permanent office in the School of Law and will participate in a variety of law school programs.
“We’re so pleased to have such a talented and committed public servant as Justice McMorrow rejoin the Loyola law community to provide insight and expertise following her remarkable career as a jurist,” said David Yellen, dean of the law school. “This is a very special opportunity for Loyola, and we could not be more grateful.”
McMorrow was elected Cook County circuit court judge in 1976, joined the Illinois Appellate Court in 1985, and was elected to the state Supreme Court in 1992. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Loyola Law Alumni Association Medal of Excellence, Crain’s Chicago Business‘s “Chicago’s 100 Most Influential Women” listing, the Illinois Bar Association’s Fellows Award for Distinguished Service to Law and Society, and the National Advocates Society’s Woman of the Year award.
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 DLaw).
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 nearly 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.