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Loyola University Chicago School of Law Establishes Inaugural Professorship to Honor the Distinguished Legal Career of the Honorable Hubert Louis Will
Inaugural professorship will support research and scholarship that advocates for justice

CHICAGO, April 9, 2019—Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has named Thomas M. Haney, JD, LLM, MBA, as the inaugural Hubert Louis Will Professor of Law. Will practiced law for more than 20 years before his appointment in 1961 as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois by President John F. Kennedy. He served for nearly three decades as a federal judge where he became nationally renowned for his innovative case-management technique for improving judicial efficiency.

“We’re pleased to honor the late Judge Will’s tireless work as a federal judge and extraordinary public servant who devoted his life’s work to serving others,” said Michael J. Kaufman, JD, dean of the School of Law. “It could not be more fitting to appoint Tom Haney, a dedicated teacher and outstanding administrator, as the inaugural holder of this prestigious professorship.”

Haney practiced law in Chicago and served as in-house counsel for the international division of a major corporation before joining the law faculty at Loyola in 1975. He has been a member of the Illinois Task Force on Gender Bias in the Courts and the Skills Training Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education. He served as the associate dean of academic affairs at the School of Law from 1984 to 2005 and currently teaches in both its full-time and Weekend JD programs. Haney earned a JD and LLM from the University of Chicago and a BS and MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

“I am honored and inspired to serve as the inaugural Hubert Louis Will,” said Haney. “I look forward to carrying on Judge Will’s sense of justice and compassion in my teaching and scholarship.”

Haney’s appointment as the Hubert Louis Will Professor of Law is 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 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 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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