the Center for Compliance Studies’ first annual symposium, “Complying
with Law: An Interdisciplinary Conversation.” 13 Students recruited authors
for the Journal and edited their academic submissions. However, the field
of compliance is always in flux and the Journal seeks to reflect the ever-changing landscape. In addition to a traditional journal, staff members also
contribute to Inside Compliance, a student-authored blog. 14 Students
produce three to five blog posts every semester, discussing and analyzing
new developments in the regulatory landscape.
Loyola’s commitment to compliance does not stop at the school door.
Each year the school helps send a small number of students to the HCCA’s
Compliance Institute where over 3,000 compliance professionals gather
every year. 15 It is here that many Loyola students find their future employers,
colleagues and mentors. The work of compliance may be difficult, but the
people are not. Professionals at the top of their field enthusiastically assist
students in their pursuits. As a recent attendee, I marveled at the number of
highly successful compliance professionals who invited students to email
them anytime they had a question. Roy Snell, the CEO of the Society of
Corporate Compliance and Ethics, took the time to sit down with me and
answer any questions I had about the industry. That’s not something that
CEOs typically do. However, compliance attracts a different breed and I am
thankful it does. The results of Loyola’s efforts are clear. Every year the
school produces the best-trained compliance professionals in the country.
Armed with unsurpassed practice knowledge and the ability to adjust to
different regulatory systems, a Loyola law graduate can make an immediate
impact on any organization, from day one. This skillset also lends itself to
consulting, since students have a broad compliance education rather than an
Law schools at Harvard, Yale and Pennsylvania State may have blazed the
trail for attorneys in decades past, but Loyola University Chicago School of
Law now leads a new wave of lawyers—into one of the most in-demand
sectors of the economy. Healthcare entities desperately need good
compliance professionals, to reduce their costs and free up finances for
improved patient care. Loyola has answered the call and hopes, through this
Journal of Regulatory Compliance, to inspire other law schools to do the
13. Compliance Symposium, LOY. U. CHI. SCH. L.,
pliancesymposium/ (last visited Apr. 21, 2017).
14. INSIDE COMPLIANCE, https://blogs.luc.edu/compliance/ (last visited Sep. 28, 2017).
15. Adam Turteltaub, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Healthcare Band, COMPLIANCE & ETHICS
BLOG (Jan. 21, 2016), http://complianceandethics.org/sgt-peppers-lonely-healthcare-band/.