María Pabón López brings a range of academic and professional legal experience to her role as Dean and Professor of Law at the Loyola New Orleans College of Law. Prior to joining the college in 2011, Lopez spent ten years at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law as an assistant, associate and full professor of law and three years as a lecturer at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. That follows a distinguished decade-long professional career working in federal courts, private practices and non-profit organizations in her home of Puerto Rico and throughout the United States.
López is an expert in immigrants’ rights (including the education of immigrant children), immigration law and diversity/multicultural matters in the legal profession. She also focuses her research on issues concerning Latinos, race and the law, and the status of women lawyers. López has published widely and currently serves on the Diversity Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association and on the board of the Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society.
Her current research is on women in the law in Louisiana.
Dean and Professor of Law at the Loyola New Orleans College of Law
Areas of Expertise: Immigration Law, Diversity and the Law, Legal Education, Family Law, Trusts and Estates, and Criminal Law
Location: New Orleans, LA
Shaneil S. Achord, López’s Executive Assistant
Phone: (504) 861-5847
Heard on Louisiana Talk Show “John Redmann: Power of Attorney”: Women & Minorities as Leaders in the World of Law
Added March 2015