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John Blum Inducted as Loyola University Chicago’s
First Endowed Chair in Health Law
Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy Established to Honor Longtime School of Law Supporters

CHICAGO, November 28, 2018—Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has inducted nationally renowned legal scholar John D. Blum, JD, as its first Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy. The prestigious endowed chair was established to honor the late Bernard and Kathleen Beazley who were staunch supporters of access to health care and longtime friends to Loyola’s School of Law.

“John Blum is a pioneer in health law who has led Loyola to national prominence in this ever-evolving and important field,” said Michael J. Kaufman, JD, dean of the School of Law. “We could not be more pleased to name him as our inaugural Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy, which honors two of our school’s most dedicated supporters.”

Blum is widely published in health law and legal literature in areas including hospital law, health regulation, and comparative health law. He is the founding editor of Loyola’s student-run Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences and has served on numerous editorial boards including Bloomberg Health Law News and the ABA Health Lawyer.

Blum has held leadership positions in the American Health Lawyers Association, ABA Health Law Section, American Public Health Association, Center for Telemedicine Law, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, and World Association for Medical Law. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School and his Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“It has been an honor to serve for more than 33 years as a member of the law faculty at Loyola where I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with a team of outstanding professionals to build one of the top health law programs in the country,” said Blum. “As the inaugural holder of the Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy, I will continue my work to carry on the Beazley legacy of excellence in legal education.”

Blum was inducted to the Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy at a special ceremony at the School of Law on Thursday, November 15.

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 17,000 students. Nearly 12,000 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 100 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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