Between college and law school, Ann Lousin studied political science at the
University of Heidelberg in Germany. After graduating from law school in 1968, she was a
research assistant at the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention, where she worked on
the drafting of the 1970 Illinois constitution. From 1971 to 1975, she was on the staff
of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, including two years as
Parliamentarian of the House.
She has served on several not-for-profit boards and governmental commissions, including a
term as Chairman of the Illinois State Civil Service Commission. She is active in the
commercial law committees of the American and Chicago Bar Associations, and has been the
chair of the CBA Constitutional Law Committee. She has been a leader in other legal
organizations, including service as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar
Association from 1995 to 1998. She lectures and consults on the Illinois Constitution,
general public law issues, and commercial law in the US and abroad. In 2009 she was
elected a member of the American Law Institute.
Professor Lousin joined the faculty in 1975. She teaches Sales Transactions Sales
Transactions and Illinois Constitutional Law.
Constitutional Politics Panel, Wayne State Law Review Symposium, A Wave of Change: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan's Constitution and Evolution of State Constitutionalism (2013)