Julia Rickert is an associate at Loevy & Loevy. She joined the firm in March 2017 as the Whistleblower Litigation Fellow, and she continues to represent whistleblowers in cases brought under the federal False Claims Act and state and local analogues. In addition, she represents wrongfully convicted individuals and others whose constitutional rights have been violated.
Julia graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude, in 2010. After law school, she was a fellow in the MacArthur Justice Center. She then served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, after which she served as law clerk to the Honorable David F. Hamilton of the Seventh Circuit and 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.
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)