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About Diane C. Geraghty

A member of the Loyola faculty since 1977, Professor Geraghty developed and directs Loyola's nationally recognized Civitas ChildLaw Center. Her teaching, scholarship, and service focus primarily on all aspects of the law as it affects children and families. For nearly a decade she served as the director of the Illinois Models for Change initiative. Currently she co-chairs Loyola’s new interdisciplinary Center on Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice.  Professor Geraghty has served as a consultant on legal education and children’s rights in Africa and Asia and is the recipient of many awards for her contributions to children's law, including the American Bar Association Livingston Hall Award, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Award, and the Women of Concern Leadership Award. From 2004 - 2005 she served as Interim Dean of the School of Law. In 2009 she received Loyola University Chicago's Faculty Member of the Year award.


Present A. Kathleen Beazley Chair in ChildLaw , Professor Director, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law

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