Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers many degree programs. Please click on the degree you are interested in for more information.
Established in 1908, Loyola's Juris Doctor program is the principal degree program of the School of Law. The School of Law qualified to become a member of the Association of American Law Schools in 1924, and accreditation by the American Bar Association followed in 1925. Today, the Juris Doctor program contains an innovative curriculum designed to prepare graduates to practice law in any American jurisdiction. In addition to the three year full-time program, Loyola offers a part-time evening option that is completed in four years.
LLM or Master of Laws for attorneys
Established in 2010 by the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy, this legal concentration offers a comprehensive study of litigation and dispute resolution skills, including coursework and simulations in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, mediation, and arbitration.
Established by the Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law in 1999, this legal concentration area offers a comprehensive study of the law as it relates to business organizations and planning, international trade, corporate counseling and transactions as well as business finance and technology.
Established by the Civitas ChildLaw Center in 1995, this legal concentration area offers a comprehensive study in child law trial practice and legislation, international rights for children, adoption law, and domestic violence.
Established by the Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy in 1988, this legal concentration area offers a comprehensive study of complex health care regulations particularly in the areas of managed care, corporate transactions, health care finance, government health policy, and Medicare.
The LLM in Rule of Law for Development is offered in Rome and focuses on preparing holders of JD or equivalent law degrees with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to make them effective rule of law advisors in countries experiencing economic or political transition. This unique program emphasizes the practical aspects of rule of law advisory work and prepares students for leadership roles in nationally and internationally backed rule of law initiatives such as those carried out under the aegis of the United Nations and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
Established through the Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law and the Tax Law Program in 2001, this legal concentration area offers a comprehensive study of the law as it relates to federal income tax, corporation and partnership tax, estate and gift planning as well as tax procedures and litigation.
Designed for foreign lawyers and students who plan to sit for the New York bar exam and/or stay in the U.S. to practice. The curriculum includes core courses required by the New York State Board of Law Examiners for foreign lawyers obtaining an LLM degree (for detailed information please visit www.nysba.org). Additionally, students may choose from the more than 250 classes offered each semester to complete their curriculum. Track I is not open to lawyers who already have a degree from a U.S. law school.
Loyola University Chicago’s second new LLM program for international lawyers allows students to study international law and choose their own focus area. Foreign lawyers and students as well as JD graduates are eligible to apply. The school provides model curricula for all of its areas of expertise, but welcomes students to develop their own focus. Students work with the international office and professors to select a set of courses that suit their academic and professional goals.
MJ or Master of Jurisprudence for non-attorneys
Established by the Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law in 1998, the M.J. degree in Business and Corporate Governance Law has provided education on the most recent and relevant advances in the law as it relates to business organizations and structures, financial operations, and corporate responsibility. Students complete coursework via the online study, distance learning environment.
MJ in Child and Family Law
Established by the Civitas ChildLaw Center in 1994, the M.J. degree in Child and Family Law has provided education on the most recent and relevant advances in the law as it relates to the safety and well-being of children. Students have the option to enroll in the program’s standard M.J. degree in Child and Family Law or the program’s dual degree with the School of Social Work, the M.J./M.S.W. degree.
Established by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy in 1986, the M.J. degree in Health Law has provided education on the most recent and relevant advances in the law as it relates to health care policy, administration, and technology. Students complete coursework via the online study, distance learning environment.