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Ann M. Lousin

Ann M. Lousin

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.1434

BA, Grinnell College
Graduate Studies, University of Heidelberg [Germany]
JD, University of Chicago Law School

Column: Law and Public Issues (CDLB)

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Between college and law school, Ann Lousin studied political science at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. After graduating from law school in 1968, she was a research assistant at the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention, where she worked on the drafting of the 1970 Illinois constitution. From 1971 to 1975, she was on the staff of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, including two years as Parliamentarian of the House.

She has served on several not-for-profit boards and governmental commissions, including a term as Chairman of the Illinois State Civil Service Commission. She is active in the commercial law committees of the American and Chicago Bar Associations, and has been the chair of the CBA Constitutional Law Committee. She has been a leader in other legal organizations, including service as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association from 1995 to 1998. She lectures and consults on the Illinois Constitution, general public law issues, and commercial law in the US and abroad. In 2009 she was elected a member of the American Law Institute.

Professor Lousin joined the faculty in 1975. She primarily teaches Sales Transactions.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Where Are We At? The Illinois Constitution after Forty-Five Years, 48 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1 (2014)

Obama's College-Rating Plan a Bust, Chi. Sun-Times (Nov. 27, 2013)

L'élection Présidentielle de 2012 se Soldera-t-elle par une Répétition de Bush v. Gore?, Études Juridiques Franco-Americaines (September 21, 2012)

Could There be Another Bush v. Gore This Year?, Nat'l L.J. (August 27, 2012)

Letter to the Editor, ABA Journal (April 2012)

Constitutional Revision: Are Seriatim Amendments or Constitutional Conventions the Better Way to Amend a State Constitution?, 115 Penn St. L. Rev. 1099 (2011)

How to Hold a State Constitutional Convention in the Twenty-First Century, 44 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 603 (2011)

Rethink Reapportionment, Nat'l L.J. (February 22, 2010) (with Leona L. Mirza)

More Publications


Keynote Speaker: State University Annuitants Association, Annual Meeting, "Keynote,"UIC – Chicago, IL (April 2014)

Moderator, Wayne State Law Review Symposium, A Wave of Change: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan's Constitution and Evolution of State Constitutionalism, "Constitutional Politics Panel," Wayne State University Law School – Detroit, MI (October 2013)

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "The Electoral College in the Twenty-First Century," (February 2013)

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