FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Expands International LLM Programs
School of Law Appoints Insa Blanke as Executive Director of International LLM Programs
CHICAGO, April 30, 2012—Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce that Insa Blanke, an experienced attorney and law school administrator, has joined the School of Law as executive director of its new International LLM Programs. The programs were recently launched at Loyola University Chicago School of Law to broaden the school’s curricular offerings for foreign lawyers who plan to practice in the U.S., and foreign lawyers or JD graduates who wish to study international law.
The International LLM Programs are structured for a relatively small group of predominantly foreign lawyers who will benefit from individualized academic counseling to create a rigorous curriculum that suits their academic and professional interests. The International LLM Programs offer two tracks: U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers and International Law with a Focus Option for foreign lawyers or JD graduates seeking to develop an expertise in a specific area of law.
Blanke holds a law degree from Germany and a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She has worked as an attorney for the City of Chicago Law Department, and as an international legal consultant for an international law firm in Chicago. As a law school administrator, she focused on international aspects of legal education and developing international opportunities for students and faculty. Blanke, whose native language is German, is fluent in English and has conversational knowledge of French and Russian. In addition to managing all aspects of the LLM programs for foreign lawyers, she will work with faculty to support Loyola’s International Law and Practice Program, its summer programs in Rome, Beijing, and Strasbourg, a London comparative advocacy program, and its international student competitions.
For more information on the International LLM Programs at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, visit LUC.edu/llm. Loyola’s School of Law now accepts applications for the fall 2012 enrollment in the International LLM Programs.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for 100 years. The school offers full- 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 of Laws programs in advocacy, business law, child and family law, health law, rule of law for development, tax law, and two programs in international law. In addition, the school offers an online Master 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
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a presence in Beijing and an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The University’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, and social work. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.