Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

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Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers many degree programs. Please click on the degree you are interested in for more information.

Academic excellence, service for others and a focus on values and ethics form the foundation for a superior legal education at Loyola University Chicago School Law. Each of the school’s degree programs provides an innovative curriculum, renowned and accessible faculty, and exceptional student services and support.

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Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers both a traditional Full-Time JD program as well as an innovative Weekend JD program.  Both programs offer an innovative curriculum designed to prepare graduates to practice law in any American jurisdiction.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers Master of Laws (LLM) degrees in several specialty areas.

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 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.

The LLM in Global Competition Law is offered exclusively online through Loyola’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. This program is designed for attorneys who wish to develop or enhance a special expertise in competition and consumer law.  Courses focus on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic aspects of competition law and policy. 

Loyola University Chicago’s LLM for International Lawyers offers two tracks. The first is 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. Track I is not open to lawyers who already have a degree from a U.S. law school. The second track 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. 

Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degrees for professionals in several specialty areas.

Established by the Center for Business Law in 1998, the MJ degree in Business 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, with a special emphasis on compliance. Students complete coursework via the online study, distance learning environment.

Established by the Civitas ChildLaw Center in 1994, the MJ 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 Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies in 2015, the MJ in Global Competition Law degree program is designed for non-lawyer competition and consumer professionals. The curriculum provides a comprehensive working knowledge of the competition law field and provides graduates with the expertise needed to navigate issues of competition law, regulation, and policy.

Established by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy in 1986, the MJ 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.

 

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy

Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Chicago School of Law admit students without regard to their race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, military discharge or status, marital status, parental status, or any other protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and other activities generally accorded or made available to students at Loyola. Loyola University of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago School of Law do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, military discharge or status, marital status, parental status, or any other protected status in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other Loyola administered programs. Otherwise qualified persons are not subject to discrimination on the basis of disability. The School of Law shall not use admission policies or take other action to preclude admission of applicants or retention of students on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The law school shall foster and maintain equality of opportunity for students, faculty, and staff, without discrimination or segregation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.