Mario Loyola is Senior Fellow at WILL, focusing his research on federalism and constitutional law. He began his career in corporate law and since 2003 has divided his time between government service and research and writing at prominent policy institutes. He served in the Pentagon as a special assistant to the undersecretary of defense for policy, and on Capitol Hill as counsel for foreign and defense affairs to the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, and a senior advisor for Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Loyola is a contributing editor at National Review and a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he was director of federalism and constitutional studies.
He received a B.A. in European history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.