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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 on all aspects of the law as it affects children. She has served as a consultant to UNICEF 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 of Chicago's Faculty Member of the Year award.

B.A., California, 1965
M.A., University of Chicago, 1967
J.D., Northwestern, 1972

Courses Taught:
Administrative Law
Child, Parent and State
ChildLaw Fellows Seminar
ChildLaw Trial Practice
Children and the Law
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
International and Comparative Family Law
Juvenile Justice
LL.M. Seminar
M.J. Seminar


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

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Contact Information

25 E. Pearson Street
Room 1316
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-7155
Fax: (312) 915-7201