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After Graduating from Loyola with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy, Deborah Drew received a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She works as an attorney at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center in San Francisco, where she represents indigent petitioners in death penalty habeas corpus proceedings before the Supreme Court of California and the federal courts.

Brett Bonin holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola.  He was elected to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) in 2008, appointed to the Board of Directors of the Louisiana School Board Association (LSBA) in 2009, and is on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).  He was appointed to District Attorny Leon Canizzaro's Transition Team and Mayor Elect Mitch Landrieu's Education Task Force.  He is a practicing family law attorney, the Chair of the Louisiana Bar Association's Practice and Assistance Committee, and he moderated and taught the Bar Association's Ethics School.  While a philosophy student at Loyola, he volunteered with the New Orleans Police Department Crisis Unit and Continued to serve for a total of nine years.  He also volunteered with the Orleans Parish Civil Sheriff for eight years.

The prestigious Davies-Jackson Scholarship was awared to Loyola's own Gordon Nicholas Courtney.  Courtney is a graduating senior in the University Honors Program, majoring in Philosophy and Medieval Studies.  The award itself entails a full scholarship that will cover all tuition, room, and board for two years of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge.  Travel to and from England and living expenses during summer vacation are also covered.

Courtney will be working toward a Cambridge Honours BA, or Cantab degree in Philosophy; according to the scholarship program, this is often viewed as the equivalent of an MA in the U.S.

In Dr. Berendzen’s view, Horkheimer’s thought has been unjustly ignored relative to his contemporaries, and Dr. Berendzen is attempting to correct this error.

Gary Herbert, Professor of Philosophy is editor-in-chief of Human Rights Review and guest editor of Hobbes Studies, an international peer reviewed scholarly journal published by Brill.

Judge Tiffany Gautier Chase was elected to Division A of Orleans Parish Civil District Court in May 2007. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Loyola University and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law.

In 2001, Skelly McCay, double major in Philosophy and English, was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship. In Fall 2001 Mr. McCay entered the graduate program in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.  Currently, Skelly is entering his third year at Tulane Law School.

John P. Clark, Ph.D., Gregory F. Curtin Distinguished Professor in Humane Letters and Professions, was awarded the Loyola University New Orleans 2008 Dux Academicus Award

Constance Mui, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, was invested with the Rev. Youree Watson, S.J., Distinguished Professorship in Arts and Sciences.

Alex was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and transferred to Loyola in 2006. He graduated summa cum laude from the University Honors Program in 2009 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Classical Humanities. While at Loyola he completed his senior thesis, titled “Is Hegel a Strong Individuational Holist,” under the direction of Dr. Berendzen. His main philosophical interests include Hegel and German Idealism, philosophy of mind, and the nature of concepts and conceptual content. He is particularly interested in the intersection of these three. These interests have led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.


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