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Loyola University Chicago School of Law Establishes Inaugural Professorship to Honor the Late Federal Judge Abner J. Mikva
Inaugural professorship will support research and scholarship that advocates for justice  

 CHICAGO, September 27, 2018—Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has named nationally renowned legal scholar Steven A. Ramirez as its inaugural Abner J. Mikva Professor of Law. The professorship was established to honor the legacy and distinguished public service career of the late Abner J. Mikva, who served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and as a White House counsel and member of Congress.

“This prestigious professorship will honor the late Justice Abner J. Mikva by advancing his tireless work as a public servant and advocate for justice,” said Michael J. Kaufman, dean of the School of Law. “His legacy as a brilliant lawyer, judge, presidential advisor, and community activist will serve as an inspiration for years to come.”

Ramirez is a member of Loyola University Chicago’s full-time law faculty where he directs the School of Law’s Business Law Center. Prior to joining Loyola in 2006, he was the founding director of the Business and Transactional Law Center at Washburn Law School. He was a partner at the Chicago litigation firm Robinson Curley & Clayton, where he specialized in corporate, securities, and banking litigation. He also served as a senior attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and as an enforcement Attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ramirez teaches Business Organizations, Securities Litigation Seminar, and other business related classes. He has published extensively in the areas of law and economics, corporate governance, and financial regulation, and social justice.

“I am honored and inspired to serve as the inaugural Abner J. Mikva Professor of Law,” said Steven Ramirez. “I look forward to building upon his work and lifelong commitment to social justice in my teaching, research, and scholarship here at Loyola.”

Ramirez will assume the title of Abner J. Mikva 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.



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