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Loyola University Chicago Rule of Law for Development Program (PROLAW)

Rome, Italy
Joined October 2017

Loyola Chicago’s one-year Rule of Law for Development graduate degree programs will prepare you to tackle global challenges, connecting you to an international network of rule of law practitioners.

Presence in: Italy, United States
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Loyola Chicago’s one-year Rule of Law for Development program will prepare you for jobs in the U.S. and abroad in the growing rule of law and development field, connecting you to an engaged network of rule of law practitioner faculty and graduates from 60+ countries.

Our online program offers two master’s degree options— for both attorneys and professionals with other first degrees —and uses state-of-the-art technology and online learning best practices. An optional immersion period at Loyola’s campus in Rome, Italy, will be offered during the spring term.

The curriculum is practitioner-focused, combining rule of law theory with the latest knowledge on how to advance the rule of law to overcome today’s development challenges – violence, human rights violations, environmental destruction, poverty and hunger – and to promote sustainable economic growth.

The practice-orientated courses empower students with the skills and know-how needed to work effectively in this challenging area. A final capstone project draws on all of the coursework, enabling students to partner with outside organizations to devise solutions to actual rule of law problems.

The program is taught by renowned rule of law and development practitioners, who bring their international experiences in the field to life during the courses.

97% of alumni are currently employed in various legal, policy, development, management, and research positions in international, regional and bilateral development organizations, development banks, national authorities and public justice institutions, non-governmental organizations, law firms and corporations, and universities and think tanks.

People Associated With This Organization

Innocent Chamisa

Zimbabwe  
Loyola University Chicago Rule of Law...
Joined January 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
International development practitioner, with a background in Agriculture, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Jurisprudence and Rule of Law for Development , whose work has been centered on promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development practices across the globe, encouraging active participation of youths and women.

Innocent, is a creative and a strategic young leader, who is intrinsically motivated and has emerged as a global force in youth development, a 2018; 2019 Global Social Media Ambassador for Food Security. Innocent has been extensively involved in Youth work, Policy and advocacy. A multilingual person with vast Local, Regional and International experience and exposure. Innocent is a Graduate in Jurisprudence and Rule of Law for Development; Rural Development and Sustainable Natural Resource Management and further academic background in Agricultural sciences, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). Proven skills in Policy work, Paralegal advisory; Knowledge Management; Communication; Youth work; leadership and Community development

Thomas McInerney

Italy  
Loyola University Chicago Rule of Law...
Joined March 2022
Interests: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy
Thomas F. McInerney serves as the Executive Director of Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Master of Laws (LL.M) and Masters in Jurisprudence (MJ)degree programs in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW). He is an international lawyer and strategist with a background in international and corporate law, global governance, regulation, development, and strategy. Prof. McInerney is experienced in managing legal affairs and compliance for international organizations, companies, and NGOs operating in multiple jurisdictions and designing, implementing, and improving multilateral treaties and regulatory systems.

He has led numerous innovative initiatives to improve international law and advance global development. In his book, Strategic Treaty Management: Practice and Implications (Cambridge University Press 2015), he developed an original framework for devising strategies, managing, and solving global problems through international law and institutions.

Prof. McInerney's legal experience spans anti-corruption, corporate finance, environmental law and policy, food and agriculture, human rights, international organizations, international investment, labor, land and natural resources, organizational compliance and ethics, public international law, and securities.

William Loris

Italy  
Loyola University Chicago Rule of Law...
Joined October 2017
Mr. Loris serves as Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Program Director and Senior Lecturer for the Master of Laws (LL.M) and Masters in Jurisprudence (MJ) programs in Rule of Law for Development (the PROLAW Program) which are delivered at Loyola’s campus in Rome, Italy. He co-founded and served as the Director General of the International Development Law Organization. IDLO promotes the rule of law in developing countries, countries in economic transition and countries recovering from violent conflict. He previously served for 10 years as a legal advisor to USAID, first in West Africa and then in Egypt. He made legal empowerment a pillar in IDLO's strategy and carries that on in his present work.

Member of the Steering Committee of the World Bank Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. Former Member, World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Corruption. Advocating for legal empowerment through use of micro civil actions against corruption affecting the poor.
Thomas McInerney is the network champion (main point of contact) for Loyola University Chicago Rule of Law for Development Program (PROLAW).

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