College of Law Hires Three Outstanding Tenure-track Faculty Members

The faculty and dean of the College of Law have hired three outstanding tenure-track faculty members.  All three have accepted the offers and will join the full-time law faculty in August.  Professor John F. Blevins joins the faculty from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas.  His research and teaching interests include media and communications law, intellectual property and administrative law.  Professor Chunlin Leonhard joins the Loyola faculty from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she taught commercial law, as well as, Chinese law and legal system seminars for the summer program in Beijing. She also taught commercial law at Peking University as a visiting professor from 2008 to 2009. Her scholarship focuses on examining contract law issues in cross cultural context as well as the impact of behavioral economics research on common law contract law.  Professor Sandi S. Varnado comes to the faculty from the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., where she practiced construction law, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation.  Her teaching and scholarly interests include family law, successions, donations and trusts, both in civil and common law systems. 

Please join the faculty and dean in welcoming the newest members of the law school faculty.