Professor Ann Lousin Wins 10th Consecutive Award from the Illinois State Historical Society


Professor Ann M. Lousin was once again honored by the Illinois State Historical Society for her writings on public issues in Illinois. This is the tenth consecutive year the ISHS has honored Lousin.

This year, Lousin was the recipient of the 2021 Best of Illinois History Award for Ongoing Periodicals for three articles she wrote as part of her ongoing column featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. In previous years, she received awards for her writing on a variety of topics, including Illinois constitutional amendments and the Fort Dearborn Massacre.

Lousin has served on several nonprofit boards and governmental commissions, including a term as chairman of the Illinois State Civil Service Commission. 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 also lectures and consults on the Illinois Constitution, general public law issues and commercial law in the U.S. and abroad. In 2009, she was elected a member of the American Law Institute.

In 2016, the Armenian Bar Association named its inaugural legal scholar award “The Ann M. Lousin Scholar of Law Award,” in her honor.

Lousin joined the Law School faculty in 1975. She primarily teaches Sales Transactions and Illinois Constitutional Law. Lousin received her bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and her law degree from The University of Chicago. Between college and law school, she studied political science at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

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