World Class Chicago
A superior American city with leading law firms, as well as research, cultural and not-for-profit institutions, corporations and government agencies in virtually every area of endeavor, Chicago offers unparalleled resources for law students. In addition to being a major U.S. tourist destination, this is one of the most livable major cities in the country.
Chicago's diverse neighborhoods and communities are among the many features that make the city singularly appealing and interesting. Most students live in such neighborhoods as Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park and many more, most of which are convenient to public transportation and offer the benefits of urban living. Some of these areas are within walking distance to the School of Law; others are in student-friendly neighborhoods, mostly along Chicago's lakefront.
Some law students prefer to live right on campus in the newly opened Baumhart Residence Hall and Student Center, located at 26 E. Pearson St., right across the street from the Loyola Law Center.
Loyola School of Law facilities are designed to sustain a sense of community and collaboration. The Philip H. Corboy Law Center is located at 25 East Pearson Street in the heart of Chicago's vibrant Gold Coast, just off Michigan Avenue and close to public transportation. The School of Law occupies eight floors of this building, sharing the lower levels with students from other divisions of the University. A recent renovation of School of Law facilities resulted in significantly expanded space, including new clinical and student gathering spaces, the technologically advanced Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, new faculty and administrative offices, and modern classrooms. Other facility highlights:
The School of Law library, a place to study, conduct research, and collaborate with classmates, houses publications from all branches of government and expert explanations of the law in both print and electronic forms. Tables, carrels, group study rooms, and informal seating provide a variety of spaces for student use. The library's resources, including more than 400,000 volumes, enhance Loyola's broad-based law curriculum and support the research interests of students and faculty. Reference librarians, all of whom hold the JD degree, provide research assistance, teach basic and advanced legal research classes, and offer specialized research training.
On Campus Living Option
The Rev. Raymond C. Baumhart, S.J. Residence Hall and Terry Student Center, a $51 million, 25-story high-rise across the street from the Loyola Law Center, offers contemporary living for Loyola professional, graduate, and upper-class undergraduate students in fully furnished apartments with spectacular city views. Amenities and features include 24-hour security, café, fitness center, study lounge, chapel, laundry room, and wireless internet access.