Hannah M. May
Hannah practices in the area of education law with a focus on special education and student rights. She counsels school districts regarding IDEA and Section 504, student discipline, Title IX, student records issues and policy development. She assists school districts in responding to complaints from the Office for Civil Rights, Office of the Attorney General and Illinois State Board of Education, and she represents public school districts at IEP meetings, due process hearings, mediations, student discipline hearings and residency hearings.
While in law school at Loyola, Hannah was a Civitas ChildLaw Fellow with a concentration in education law. Hannah received her 711 license and represented students with disabilities in special education matters and served as a child representative in domestic relations and child protection proceedings. Additionally, Hannah was a senior editor on the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, externed for the Honorable Anna Loftus of the Cook County Circuit Court, Chancery Division, and clerked for the Southern Poverty Law Center in the Children’s Rights Practice Group in Miami, FL and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights in Chicago, IL.
- J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
- B.A., University of Michigan
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Chicago Bar Association
- “Buried Alive: Gay v. Baldwin and Unconstitutional Solitary Confinement for Prisoners with Mental Illness” Loyola University Chicago Law Journal Volume 52, Article 8 (2021)