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Barry Sullivan

Professor of Law; Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy
Loyola University School of Law


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Barry Sullivan holds the Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Before joining the Loyola faculty in 2009, Professor Sullivan was a litigating partner at Jenner & Block, where he was co-chair of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group. Professor Sullivan also has served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, vice-president and dean of the law school at Washington and Lee University, a visiting professor at Northwestern University School of Law, a Fulbright professor at Warsaw University, a visiting fellow of Queen Mary College London, and a senior lecturer in law and public policy at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies. Professor Sullivan’s most recent scholarly writing has been in the areas of legal argument and administrative and constitutional law. He has argued cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and in state and federal appellate courts throughout the country. Professor Sullivan has served as a member of the Councils of the ABA Sections on Legal Education and Individual Rights and of the ABA Standing Committees on Professional Discipline and Amicus Curiae Briefs. He was founding Chair of the ABA Coordinating Committee on AIDS and currently serves on the Board of the ABA Center for Human Rights. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the editorial board of the Dublin University Law Journal, and a fellow of Phi Beta Kappa.