Associate Professor Kevin Lapp

Prof. Lapp: Where Immigration and Criminal Law Collide

Kevin Lapp joined the Loyola Law School faculty in fall 2012 as an associate professor after serving as an acting assistant professor at the New York University School of Law. He is an expert on the intersection of immigration and criminal law with a focus on juveniles. His most recent law review article, “Reforming the Good Moral Character Requirement for U.S. Citizens,” appeared in the Indiana Law Journal. Lapp’s work has also appeared in the New York University Review of Law and Social Change and the North Carolina Law Review Addendum.

Lapp received his JD, magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law in 2004. As a student, he was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as a senior articles editor for the New York University Review of Law and Social Change and was named an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and a Florence Allen Scholar. Lapp also holds an MA in American History from the University of Georgia.

After graduating law school, Lapp clerked for the Hon. A. Howard Matz in the Central District of California. He then spent four years at the Legal Aid Society of New York City in the Juvenile Rights Practice, representing young people in juvenile delinquency and child-welfare proceedings.

When considering a move to Loyola, Lapp says he was impressed by the way the Law School’s students and faculty impact both the academic and professional worlds.

“I was drawn by Loyola’s diverse, talented student body and its community of first-class scholars and practitioners,” Lapp said. “I’m excited by the opportunity to work alongside students and professors who are putting their considerable skills and energy to work representing clients and shaping opinion on important legal issues.”

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