For each of the past 21 years, it has been my good fortune to lead a group of graduate law students from Loyola University Chicago School of Law to London.  Our groups of about 20 law students, faculty and friends arrive each year in late December and stay for about two weeks. Since the beginning, we have stayed at Goodenough College.  My expectation was that the College would be our headquarters - a well-located place to stay, conveniently near both the Inns of Court and the majesty of Central London.  However, I did not expect that it would become our home, where staff members became friends and partners in our success, and where we would feel that we belonged.  Over the years, our accommodations have changed, from the old Annex, to the years in the London House, to the modern rooms at the Club.  But while the rooms have changed, the really important things have remained constant: the welcoming spirit, the friendship of the staff and administration, and the abiding sense that each year, Goodenough College is as committed as I am to the success of our program. I will always be grateful to my friends at Goodenough and I can’t wait to get back.

James Faught, Loyola University Chicago

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