FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
to Strengthen Faculty Research Initiatives
that Promote Access to Justice
Alumna Bequest Will Fund Professorships
for Six School of Law Faculty Scholars
CHICAGO, March 14, 2018—Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law named six distinguished legal scholars who are experts in their fields as Georgia Reithal Professors of Law. The inaugural professorships were established through a generous bequest left by Illinois attorney and Loyola School of Law alumna Georgia J. Reithal (JD ’78) to support and further develop impactful research and scholarship that promote and enhance access to justice.
Reithal attended Loyola’s part-time evening Juris Doctor program and worked for most of her career as a labor attorney with Ameritech. She also participated in pro bono services that provided free legal representation to immigrants.
“We’re grateful to Georgia Reithal for this generous gift that will encourage, recognize, and celebrate our extraordinary law faculty scholars for their work to transform the ways in which law and regulation can better foster human happiness and well-being,” said Michael Kaufman, JD, dean of the School of Law. “Her legacy will live on for years to come.”
The following Loyola faculty members have been appointed Georgia Reithal Professors of Law:
- John Breen, JD, focuses his research on jurisprudence, law and religion, the Catholic social tradition, and perspectives of law and justice. He is currently writing a book on the history of Catholic legal education in the United States.
- John Bronsteen, JD, applies the findings of hedonic psychology to civil settlement, criminal punishment, and regulatory decision-making. His articles have been published in top journals across the country, including the philosophy journal Utilitas.
- Samuel Brunson, JD, writes about the ways the federal income tax affects discrete groups of taxpayers, with special focus on investors and families. In addition, he researches and writes about issues with the administration of the tax law.
- Jordan Paradise, JD, researches and publishes on the intersection of law, science, and technology. Her primary focus is the life science realm, examining legal and policy issues in the development, and regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and innovations in medicine.
- Matthew Sag, JD, focuses his research on the intersection of law and technology and law and economics. He is a well-known expert on copyright law whose articles have been cited in Federal Court cases and in briefs to the United States Supreme Court.
- Nadia Sawicki, MBE, JD, focuses her research on health law and bioethics with particular emphasis on the accommodation of personal and professional beliefs in a pluralistic society, tort law’s role in protecting patients from physical and dignitary harm, and state actions that interfere with health care providers’ best medical judgment.
The faculty scholars will assume the title of Georgia Reithal Professor of Law effective immediately.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for more than 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, public interest law, tax law, and transactional law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, child and family law, rule of law for development, tax law, and international law for foreign lawyers, as well as online programs in business, global competition law, and health law. In addition, the school offers a Master of Jurisprudence program in rule of law for development and online programs for non-attorney professionals in business and compliance, child and family law, health law, and global competition law. Online certificates programs in school discipline reform and privacy law are also available. To learn more about the school, visit LUC.edu/law or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaLaw.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,600 students. Nearly 11,500 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 13 schools, colleges, and institutes, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. 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 or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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