The Illinois Bar Foundation has awarded a post graduate legal fellowship to School of Law graduate Victoria Dempsey (JD ’16). She will begin her fellowship this fall working at Loyola’s Community Law Center Clinic.
Victoria was a member of the Dean’s List and received an award for the highest grade in a domestic violence seminar and legal writing class. She was an editor of the Public Interest Law Reporter and a board member of the National Lawyers Guild. Among her volunteer work, she was an intern for the Legal Aid Society, the school’s Community Law Clinic, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and Prairie State Legal Services. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology/sociology summa cum laude from Warren Wilson College in Ashville, N.C.
Loyola’s Community Law Center Clinic is Loyola’s first law clinic. Students who work in the clinic gain real-world experience representing Chicago-area residents who cannot afford legal services. Professor Theresa Ceko serves as director of the clinic.