Loyola University Maryland


The Visionary Course Pairing

Criminal Law and The Wire in Baltimore (LW 109D)

Provides a foundation for students who wish to explore the role that law plays in social, political, economic, and cultural life as it pertains to business behavior. The coursework provides a foundation of knowledge regarding the basic concepts necessary to understanding how business operates, the rules of law, and the influences and effects of law on the social and economic system. The course goal is to provide students with an understanding of the nature and functions of law in society and how law influences business behavior.

Faculty biography

Fr. Tim Brown, S.J. was born and raised in Michigan. He continued his higher education at Georgetown, Fordham, and George Mason University. Currently, Fr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Law in the Sellinger School of Business and Special Assistant to the President for the Office of Mission Integration. Fr. Brown helped pioneer service learning at Loyola University and has a great concern for improving justice in the world. He has a passion for teaching and inspiring students to make a contribution in the world.

Foundations of Philosophy (PL 201)

This semester-long course is designed to bring the ideas and writings from the Ancient Greek philosophers to students through conversation and in-depth discussions. The class will explore and come to understand Sophocles, Socrates, and Plato's ideas of Justice, as well as Aristotle's theories of virtue and political excellence.

Faculty biography

Professor Nina Guise-Gerrity is in her tenth year as Loyola faculty. She teaches in the Philosophy department as well as mentors interns from cross-disciplines. Her areas of study include ancient Greek Philosophy and Political & Economic Philosophy.

Mentor biography

Michael Puma was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York but has called Baltimore home for the last 18 years. He has worked at Loyola as a member of the Student Life office and since 2011, as the founding Co-Director of Messina. Mike is a member of Loyola's Phi Beta Kappa and OUT Loyola - Loyola's LGBTQ group for faculty, staff and administrators. He also is a facilitator for Step Up! Active Bystander training and Loyola's LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Program.


Virtual Advisor

PL 201 satisfies a core requirement for all students and is taught with a service learning option. LW 109D counts toward the diversity requirement for all students. This course pairing may be particularly interesting to students who are interested in Forensics and/or pre-law.

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7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

A student shares seven ways her first-year experience was enhanced by the people and programs at Loyola.

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