October 2019 Connections
The Mission of Jesuit Law Schools
What makes a Jesuit law school different from other law schools? Our students are committed to finding God in all people and all things.
To Vincent D. Rougeau, J.D., dean of the Boston College Law School, Jesuit values are what animate the study and practice of criminal law at BC Law.
In just a few years, the University of San Francisco’s Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic is becoming known for its work in advising migrants at the United States / Mexico border.
To Jacob Rooksby, J.D., Ph.D., dean of the Gonzaga University Law School, the hallmark of a Jesuit education is St. Ignatius of Loyola’s call to “go forth and set the world on fire.” Gonzaga Law students are rays of light who bring passion and energy to the world around them.
Through the Education Project, Loyola University New Orleans law students are working under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty to provide free legal representation to students in New Orleans who are facing suspensions and expulsions, as well as students with disabilities who require special educational services in order to succeed in school.
The Jesuit mission of being men and women for and with others can be found throughout the curriculum and student activities at Saint Louis University School of Law, but it is felt most directly in the SLU LAW Legal Clinics.
Santa Clara University School of Law is best known for its national ranking in technology law. What is less well-known is that the curriculum—for tech-law students and others—comes to life through a lens of social justice.
The new fiscal year has started without a resolution on any of the twelve annual appropriations bills; as of this writing, there does not seem be a clear strategy or consensus for reaching agreement on this outstanding legislative work. While an “incomplete” is the new normal, it continues to present challenges to individuals, institutions of higher education, communities and other organizations that have received funding from the government to support their most fundamental needs.
September 2015: The Impact of HEA Reauthorization on AJCU Campuses
October 2015: 100th Anniversary of Alpha Sigma Nu
November 2015: The Jesuit Mission of Graduate & Professional Programs
December 2015: Celebrating the Arts on Jesuit Campuses
January 2016: The Impact of STEM Programs on Jesuit Institutions
February 2016: Diversity on Jesuit Campuses
March 2016: The Jesuit Mission of Athletic Programs
April 2016: Eco-Jesuit: Campus Responses to Laudato Si'
May 2016: How Jesuit Institutions Help Alumni Live the Mission
AJCU Connections Archive (2015-Present)
March 2019: Eloquentia Perfecta
February 2019: Interdisciplinary Learning on AJCU Campuses
January 2019: The Food & Drink Issue
November 2018: Jesuit Schools Trace the Path of St. Ignatius
October 2018: Jesuit Schools Get Out the Vote!
September 2018: The Migration Crisis | How Are Jesuit Institutions Responding?
September 2017: How Jesuit Institutions Serve Under-Served Populations
October 2017: Jesuit Business Education
November 2017: Breakthroughs in Faculty Research
December 2017: The Mission of Jesuit Medical & Nursing Programs
January 2018: Young Jesuits in Higher Education
March 2018: Forming Ignatian Leaders on Jesuit Campuses
April 2018: Finding God in All Things: Prayer Spaces on Jesuit Campuses
May 2018: Building a Culture of Philanthropy
September 2016: Town & Gown Partnerships for Jesuit Schools
October 2016: Election 2016 on Jesuit Campuses
November 2016: Distinguished Faculty on Jesuit Campuses
December 2016: Impact of GC36 on Jesuit Education
January 2017: Social Innovation on Jesuit Campuses
February 2017: Fostering Mission & Identity on Jesuit Campuses
March 2017: Honors Programs at Jesuit Institutions
April 2017: Celebrating Student Scholarship at Jesuit Institutions
May 2017: Marketing the Mission of Jesuit Education