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Michael Loch

Director of Academic Excellence

Law, Law-JD
Phone: 541.346.3864
Office: 338 Knight Law Center


Michael Loch is ecstatic to join the University of Oregon School of Law as the Director of Academic Excellence. He was most recently a member of University of Illinois Chicago School of Law’s Academic Achievement and Bar Preparation program; previously holding Academic Success roles at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California and College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. As an attorney, he litigated throughout California in two different areas: trust & estate and worker’s compensation. Prior to law school, he taught English at the high school and middle school level. He attended Indiana University (BA), Loyola University Chicago (M.Ed.), and DePaul University School of Law (JD). He believes that academic success should focus on improving mindsets in addition to developing the core law school study skills of briefing, writing, and outlining. He and his wife Lauren have six kids, a dog, and a ferret.