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About Melina A. Healey

Melina Healey joined the School of Law in August 2014 as the Post-graduate ChildLaw Policy and Legislation Clinical Teaching Fellow. Melina was a clerk to the Honorable John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee prior to coming to Loyola.
Before the federal clerkship, Melina was involved in policy work in the juvenile justice and child welfare fields, as well as direct advocacy work on behalf of young clients involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She worked for two years at the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society of Manhattan as the education advocate, where she represented young clients in school suspension hearings and trained lawyers to do this work. She also served as Legal Aid’s representative for policy planning to the New York City Department of Education.
During law school, Melina served on the Executive Board of the Suspension Representation Project, a coalition of New York City-area law schools that provides hundreds of legal advocates to children at school disciplinary hearings. Her responsibilities included developing and implementing training curriculum to teach law students how to handle adversarial hearings, and supervising and mentoring hundreds of law students working to combat school push-out.


Present Post-Graduate ChildLaw Policy and Legislation Teaching Fellow, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law

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Loyola University Chicago, School of Law
Phillip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St., RM 1113
Chicago, IL 60611