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Benjamin E. Alba

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  • Director of Academic Success; Professor of Legal Practice
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8483
  • 326 Lewis Center

Benjamin E. Alba is the Director of Academic Success for the College of Law.  He serves on the Faculty/Staff Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Community-building and as faculty advisor for the Asian Pacific-American Law Student Association (APALSA).  Previously, he taught Remedies and Legal Analysis, Research & Communication; and he served as Director of Bar Passage and Student Advising.  

Prof. Alba received his BS in Psychology, summa cum laude, from DePaul University and his JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  Before joining DePaul in 2002, he practiced for 19 years (including 12 years as partner) in the Chicago civil litigation firm of Sneckenberg, Thompson & Brody.  Areas of practice included insurance, personal injury, malpractice, civil rights, product liability, and administrative review.  His practice encompassed state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.  During this time, he trained and supervised the firm's law clerks and associates.  In addition, he served on the Loyola adjunct faculty, teaching legal writing and moot court, and he created and taught a course in pretrial litigation. 

Prof. Alba served as certified arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County (1990 – 2015), and he formerly chaired the board of the Grant Park Conservancy.  He is the author of Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original Tonight Show (Prometheus Books 2005).  ​


BS, DePaul University; JD, Loyola University Chicago

Courses Taught

  • Applied Legal Skills
  • Bar Passage Strategies
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Communication I and II
  • Remedies

Selected Work​s