Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Compliance Studies

The Center for Compliance Studies

Loyola University Chicago is leading the way in compliance studies. Our Center for Compliance Studies is home to one of the best compliance programs in the country, featuring a robust compliance curriculum, a compliance advisory board, the Journal of Regulatory Compliance and Inside Compliance Blog, and an annual compliance symposium. We offer compliance-focused graduate degrees for both practicing attorneys and non-legal professionals. JD students can also choose to focus their studies in compliance. Starting in Fall 2017, we will also offer a Certificate in Privacy Law to provide training for professionals in this important field. The Center offers more than 40 compliance courses taught by respected academics and practitioners in the field. Loyola is also one of only a few institutions in the US accredited by the Compliance Certification Board. Students who choose to concentrate in compliance are eligible to sit for Compliance Certification Board exams after completing their studies.

Compliance Curriculum

With more than 40 online and on-campus courses developed specifically for the program, Loyola has an especially robust compliance curriculum. Students enrolled in the JD, MJ in Health Law, MJ in Business Law, LLM in Health Law, and LLM in Business Law degree programs may pursue a certificate in compliance studies as part of their program. The curriculum also allows for specific areas of focus in corporate, health care, global, privacy, or research compliance.

Foundational coursework

Students interested in compliance first take a foundational course in the subject:

  • Corporate Compliance (online or campus)
  • Health Care Compliance (online or campus)

Compliance skills

Students then begin taking courses focused on skills important for compliance programs:

  • Conducting Internal Investigations
  • Drafting Policies and Procedures
  • Enterprise risk Management
  • Compliance Training Methods

Additionally, students take courses covering specific regulatory subject matters (see areas of focus below). To be eligible for the compliance concentration upon graduation, you must complete 15 hours of approved compliance coursework and earn at least a B average in compliance courses.

  • MJ and LLM students interested in compliance are encouraged to write their master’s thesis on a compliance topic. This is a requirement for earning a compliance concentration upon graduation.
  • JD students are encouraged to write a paper on compliance for a course or as part of an independent study.

This area focuses on application of compliance program principles for all industries. Courses cover regulations from a variety of business perspectives.

Corporate Compliance Courses
Corporate Compliance
Advanced Corporate Compliance
Financial Institution Regulation
Global Compliance
International Business Transactions
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Privacy and Security of Corporate Information
Securities Regulation
Securities Regulation for Lawyers
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
*Corporate Compliance is offered on campus and online. All other corporate compliance courses are offered exclusively online.

Exploring how compliance is integrated in the health care industry. Courses cover an array of health care regulatory topics.

Health Care Compliance Courses
Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation (campus)
Administrative Law and Regulation (online)
Advanced Health Care Compliance (online)
Corporate Transactions in Health Law (campus)
Fraud and Abuse/Stark Intensive (online)
Health Care Business and Finance (campus or online)
Health Care Compliance (campus or online)
Health Care Fraud and Abuse (campus)
Health Care Payment and Policy (campus or online)
Health Care Privacy and Security (online)
Health Care Regulation and Policy (online)
Health Information Privacy and Technology (campus)
Introduction to Health Law (campus or online)
Medical Records, Billing & Coding (online)
Physician Regulation (campus or online)
Risk Management, Patient Safety & Quality (campus)

Examining compliance programs in the international setting. Courses focus on the ways organizations doing business outside the US or having significant commercial relations with non-US entities are subject to numerous foreign laws.

Global Compliance Courses
Corporate Compliance
Advanced Corporate Compliance
Advanced Privacy Compliance
Global Compliance
International Business Transactions
Privacy and Security of Corporate Information
Securities Regulation
Securities Regulation for Lawyers
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Highlighting ways that compliance programs address privacy and data security of information. Courses examine US privacy laws, international privacy obligations, and programmatic ways to manage risk.

Privacy Compliance Courses
European Union Privacy Law (online)
Health Care Privacy and Security (online)
Health Information Privacy and Technology (campus)
Privacy and Security of Corporation Information (online)
Privacy Breach Incident Management and Reporting (online)
Privacy Program Management (online)

Exploring how compliance programs address the continuum of risk for clinical research and life sciences activities.

Clinical Research Compliance Courses
Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation (campus)
Administrative Law and Regulation (online)
Advanced FDA Law (online)
Human Subjects Protection (online)
Life Sciences, Research and the FDA (campus or online)

Students enrolled in the JD, MJ in Health Law, MJ in Business Law, LLM in Health Law, and online LLM in Business Law degree programs may pursue a certificate in compliance studies as part of their program. Students concentrating their studies in compliance may be eligible for industry exams and certifications through Loyola’s unique partnerships with leading compliance associations. View the Certificate in Compliance Studies webpage for a complete overview of this program.

Students must take 15 credits of compliance coursework during their degree program, earning a B or better average in compliance courses. Students are also required to take either Corporate Compliance or Health Care Compliance, depending on their program and area of interest. MJ and LLM students must complete a thesis on a compliance topic. JD students are encouraged to write a paper on a compliance topic as part of a course or an independent study. Students should fill the remaining compliance credits with compliance coursework in their area of focus or in a variety of compliance courses, including compliance stills courses such as Compliance Training Methods or Drafting Policies and Procedures. Visit the Certificate in Compliance Studies webpage for a complete overview of requirements
Students interested in a compliance studies certificate or advising regarding the compliance curriculum should contact a student advisor at HLBLstudentadvising@luc.edu for further assistance.
Graduating students wishing to apply for a Certificate in Compliance Studies should fill out the concentration form and submit it to HLBLstudentadvising@luc.edu upon receiving all final course grades.

Loyola students are eligible to pursue industry certification in compliance or privacy through Loyola’s unique relationships with industry associations and accreditation bodies.

Many compliance positions require certification through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Based on the strength of Loyola’s curriculum in compliance, the CCB has accredited Loyola University Chicago School of Law. With this accreditation, Loyola JD, LLM, and MJ students who successfully complete at least 15 hours of compliance course work, on campus or online, are automatically eligible to sit for the CCB exams without having to fulfill professional work experience requirements.

The CCB offers the following health care-related certifications:
  • Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
  • Certification in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)
  • Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)
The CCB also offers the following corporate compliance related certifications:
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I)
A CCB certification is a valuable asset and is increasingly becoming a requirement for obtaining a compliance-related job. Loyola’s CCB accreditation allows students a distinct advantage in pursuing these CCB certifications.
For more information about Loyola’s Compliance Certification Board accreditation and fulfilling the requirements to sit for the CCB examinations, please click here.
Loyola has also partnered with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (the “IAPP”). The IAPP created the first professional certification information privacy, and IAPP designations are now the preeminent credentials in the privacy industry. The IAPP offers three certification options:
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
Loyola students are eligible to receive training, membership, and certification from the IAPP at a significantly discounted rate. For more information please visit the IAPP’s dedicated Loyola page .

Privacy Law Program

We are pleased to offer a new Certificate in Privacy Law program, designed to educate all professionals on laws and policies in the increasingly important area of privacy law. This program, separate from our masters-level and JD degrees, offers specialized privacy training for individuals seeking careers in privacy or to better understand this complex and changing field. The program will launch in Fall 2017.

View the complete privacy curriculum and certificate requirements here.

Meet our Faculty and Students

"The faculty teaching compliance courses at Loyola are second to none. All of our faculty work in the compliance profession and live with the issues they teach. Students are not just taught theory but learn from professors who need to manage regulatory compliance programs every day." - Ryan Meade, Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies

Kim Brandt

Chief Healthcare Investigative Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee

“I love the diversity of the students. They bring so many fascinating perspectives and different backgrounds.”

MORE

Benjamin Bresnick

JD Student, 2016

“The trick, and the thing that Loyola is very skilled at accomplishing, is showing you how to apply the foundational law and operationalize it. This is where the value lives.”

MORE

Susan Wagner

MJ Student, Expected August 2016

“The knowledge of the professors is invaluable– knowing that they have careers in these fields, outside of their teaching at the university, enables them to put these concepts into real-life situations.”

MORE

Click here for a full list of compliance faculty.

Student Resources

Students enrolled in the JD, MJ in Health Law, MJ in Business Law, LLM in Health Law, and online LLM in Business Law degree programs may pursue a concentration in compliance as part of their studies. Students concentrating their studies in compliance may be eligible for industry exams and certifications through Loyola’s unique partnerships with leading compliance associations.

Online Programs Academic Calendar

Term Begins Ends Study/Paper Period Ends*
Spring 2016 January 11, 2016 April 3, 2016 April 10, 2016
Summer 2016 May 16, 2016 August 7, 2016 August 14, 2016
Fall 2016 September 12, 2016 December 4, 2016 December 11, 2016

Campus Programs Academic Calendar

Tuition & Fees

Careers in Compliance

Education Immersion Weekends