Lauren E. Willis

Professor of Law

BA, with high honors in general scholarship, Wesleyan University
JD, with distinction, Stanford Law School, Order of the Coif


After law school, Lauren Willis clerked for the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States and for Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Before coming to academia, Willis was a litigator in the Housing Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and worked with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on predatory mortgage lending litigation.   

Willis joined the Loyola faculty in 2004.  She has taught at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was honored by Loyola’s graduating day class with the 2008 Excellence in Teaching award.  

Selected Scholarship

In the News

Willis has been interviewed by print, radio, television and internet media in the United States and abroad.  She occasionally writes op-eds.  This is a selection of her appearances in the news.

Public Service

Willis currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Third, Consumer Contracts, on the Research Advisory Council for the Center for Responsible Lending and the Advisory Task Force for Citizen Works' Fair Contracts Project.  As the need arises, she also provides formal comments to a variety of bodies, such as the OECD Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection, the Federal Reserve Board, and other banking and consumer protection agencies.