Professor Lousin Appointed to ABA's ROLI Advisor Committee for Armenia

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The John Marshall Law School's Professor Ann M. Lousin has been appointed to be the Armenian Bar Association's representative to the advisory committee for the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative in Armenia.

"Professor Lousin is the heart and soul of our Association and has been since the inception of our organization," said Saro Kerkonian, the chair of the Armenian Bar Association. "We are thrilled that she has accepted this appointment, and we look forward to the collaboration between the Armenian Bar Association and the American Bar Association in promoting rule of law initiatives in Armenia and thereby, bettering the lives of all of Armenia's citizens."
Lousin said she is delighted to be of help.  "As one of our ArmenBar chairs said years ago, 'Our generation won the lottery. We are the generation that can help a free and independent Armenia be all it can be.' That's what ArmenBar does.  And that's what ABA ROLI Armenia does."
Lousin is a founding member of the Armenian Bar Association, served as its chair from 1995-1998 and has lectured at several Armenian universities. She also has served on several nonprofit boards and governmental commissions, including a term as chairman of the Illinois State Civil Service Commission.
Lousin is a constitutional law expert. She was a research assistant at the 1969-1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention. She also served as staff assistant to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, including a term as Parliamentarian of the House. She now 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.
Lousin joined the John Marshall faculty in 1975. She 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, Lousin studied political science at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.


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