Ann M. Lousin
Professor of Law
Building & Room:
300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604
Born and reared in Chicago, Ann Lousin received a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1964. She studied in Heidelberg for a year and then returned to study at The University of Chicago Law School. Shortly after receiving her J.D. in 1968, she was a research assistant at The Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention.
For the next four years she was a staff assistant to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, including being Parliamentarian of the House from 1973 to 1975.
Upon joining the law school faculty in 1975, she began teaching both commercial law and constitutional law. She currently teaches Sales Transactions, Contracts, and Illinois Constitutional Law.
Outside the law school, she has served in several governmental positions, notably as Chairman of The Illinois State Civil Service Commission. She has also served on charitable boards and lectured abroad.
Within the legal community, she has been the Chairperson of The Armenian Bar Association, of which she is a founding member. She is especially active in The Chicago Bar Association, which she has served for fifty years, including three terms as Chair of the Constitutional Law Committee. In 2009 she was elected to The American Law Institute.
Acknowledged as an expert on the Illinois Constitution, she wrote The Illinois State Constitution: A Reference Guide and writes columns for The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.