Julia Rickert joined Loevy & Loevy in March 2017 as the Whistleblower Litigation Fellow. She works in conjunction with the Government Accountability Project (GAP) of Washington, D.C., to represent government and corporate whistleblowers in litigation relating to fraud, false claims, and retaliation.
Julia graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude, in 2010. During law school, she was the Symposium Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and in that capacity curated “A Century of Criminal Justice,” the Journal’s Centennial Symposium exploring significant developments in criminal law and criminology over the last century. In addition, Julia was a student in the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, where she represented plaintiffs in section 1983 cases concerning wrongful convictions and federal prisoners in post-conviction and habeas corpus proceedings.
After law school, Julia was a fellow in the MacArthur Justice Center, where she instructed and supervised law students and continued to represent clients in civil rights and criminal cases.
Between 2011 and 2013, Julia served as a law clerk in the Staff Attorney’s Office for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She then served as law clerk to the Honorable David F. Hamilton of the Seventh Circuit during the court’s 2013–2014 term. Most recently, Julia was a law clerk to the Honorable John Z. Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Julia has published on constitutional law, sex discrimination, and criminal law. Her article with Steven Calabresi Originalism and Sex Discrimination is published in the University of Texas Law Review. She has also conducted significant research on the original meaning of the Equal Protection clause and research on Establishment clause violations by the IRS.
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
• J.D. (cum laude) – May, 2010
• Senior Research Honors
• Public Service Honor Roll
• Dean’s list
The University of Illinois at Chicago
• B.A. – December, 2006
• English Literature, Russian Literature (minor)
Clerkships & Past Employment
• Law Clerk, Hon. David Hamilton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• Law Clerk, Hon. John Z. Lee, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
• Law Clerk, Staff Attorney’s Office, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• Fellow, Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern University School of Law
• Originalism and Sex Discrimination (with Steven Calabresi), University of Texas Law Review, Vol. 90, 2011
• Forward, Centennial Symposium: One Hundred Years of Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Vol. 100 J., 2010
• Denying Defendants the Benefit of a Reasonable Doubt: Federal Rule of Evidence 609 and Past Sex Crime Convictions, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Vol. 100 J., 2010
• A Little Secret About The Secret, The Chicago Reader, June 1, 2007 (cover story)