María Pabón López
Published April 25, 2015
Updated April 2, 2021

María Pabón López is a professor of law at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she also served as dean from 2011 to 2015. She is an expert in immigrants’ rights (including the education of immigrant children), immigration law, and diversity/multicultural matters in the legal profession.

López is currently researching marriage contracts, U.S. and European immigration laws, the status of women lawyers in Louisiana, and diversity in the legal profession during the economic downturn.

Prior to joining Loyola, Lopez spent 10 years at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law as an assistant, associate and full professor of law and three years as a lecturer at the University of Missouri’s Columbia School of Law. She worked in federal courts, private practices and nonprofit organizations in Puerto Rico and the United States.

A fair-skinned, Latin American woman with light brown hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing red lipstick, a black v-neck blouse and silver necklace. She is seen from the chest up on the left side, in front of a brown bookcase.

Expertise: Immigration law, diversity and the law, legal education, family law, trusts and estates, and criminal law

Location: New Orleans, La.

Phone: (504) 861-5405


Heard on Louisiana Talk Show “John Redmann: Power of Attorney”: Women & Minorities as Leaders in the World of Law

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