Important Deadlines, Information and Forms
There are a number of tasks that need to be completed prior to your enrollment at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Please check this page regularly for updates.
This checklist will provide you with a list of tasks to be completed prior to your enrollment.
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Jumpstart Preview & Preparation Program
The Jumpstart Preview & Preparation Program is a coordinated effort of the Chicago consortium of Law School Diversity Professionals. The program which will be held August 6-8, 2014, is designed to help law students navigate the legal educational process and confront the challenges that students will face during their first year of law school. If you are interested in participating, return the application to Christine Wainwright (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by Friday, July 18.
First year Orientation will take August 21-22. Please review the Tentative Orientation Schedule. You will be notified of any changes. Please direct any questions regarding orientation to Giselle Santibanez-Bania, Associate Director for Student Affairs, at email@example.com .
Admitted Student Programs
We hope you will have the opportunity to attend one of our programs specifically designed for admitted students. Please visit this page for details and registration information in the spring.
To secure your seat in the Fall 2014 entering class, you will need to submit two non-refundable seat deposits. The first $250 seat deposit is due by April 15, 2014 and a second seat deposit of $500 is due by June 15, 2014. These deposits will be credited to your tuition for the fall semester. Your deposit should be paid online with a credit card.
If you are no longer planning to enroll at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, please complete this form.
Update Contact Information
Please keep your contact information current. If your information changes, please notify the Law Admission Office by submitting this form.
Please complete the required Biographical Information Form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1.
Final transcript(s) from your degree-granting institution(s) showing degree conferral date must be on file with LSAC for the law school’s retrieval by August 31. Transcripts should be sent directly from your degree-granting institution to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
Continuing Duty to Disclose
As an admitted student, you have a continuing responsibility, prior to enrollment and throughout your legal education, to disclose matters that may affect your answers to questions asked in the Character and Fitness portion of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law application for admission. Please contact the Law Admission Office at email@example.com to make any amendments to your application.
Bar Admission Requirements
The School of Law advises each of its applicants that there are character, fitness and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every single jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that he/she has satisfied all of character, fitness, academic, service and other qualifications for admission to the bar in each state or states where he/she intends to practice law. Before their matriculation to law school, applicants should consult the American Bar Association’s and National Conference of Bar Examiner’s Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admissions Requirements, which is available at: http://www.ncbex.org/publications/. That Comprehensive Guide contains the character, fitness, academic, service and other qualifications for admission to the bar in Illinois, and in every other jurisdiction outside of Illinois as well. Each applicant is advised to determine, review, understand and satisfy all of the character, fitness, academic, service and other qualifications required in every state in which the applicant intends to seek admission to the bar.
Financial Aid awards detailing the cost of attendance, your eligibility for merit and need-based scholarships and loans will be sent beginning in early March. If you have not already done so, you should complete the FAFSA and ensure that Loyola University Chicago is one of the schools you list. The school code is 001710. We also recommend that you review and apply for our specialized scholarship and fellowships opportunities.
- Applying for Aid
- Cost of Attendance
- First Year Scholarships and Fellowships
- Outside Scholarships Opportunities
- Financial Aid Process at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Specialized Legal Writing Sections – Optional
The School of Law offers specialized legal writing sections for first year students interested in Child and Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law and Public Interest Law. Application Deadline: June 6, 2014
Introduction to Case Study Methods – Optional
An optional intensive five-week, ten-session course, Introduction to Case Study Methods, teaches incoming Loyola students the skills essential for success in law school. Students will learn how to read cases, prepare class discussions, and take notes, as well as how to prepare for and answer final examination questions. Deadline: June 13, 2014.
There are a number of housing options available to Loyola Chicago students.
Baumhart Residence Hall
On-campus housing is available in Baumhart Residence Hall located just across the street from the law school. If you are interested in living in Baumhart Hall, you must complete a housing application and contract through LOCUS (priority deadline: May 1). A $500 non-refundable housing deposit is required. LOCUS account information will be sent after the April 15 seat deposit deadline.
Off-Campus Housing and Living in Chicago
If you are planning to live off-campus, there is information available about neighborhoods recommended by current Loyola students, as well as a Roommate Network offered by the Law Admission Office to assist students with finding classmates as potential roommates. Sign-up information for the Roommate Network will be available in early May.
The State of Illinois requires that students provide the university with evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria. Students are asked to safeguard the health of the Loyola community by providing evidence of their immunization or by being immunized. Completed immunization forms should be submitted to the Loyola University Chicago Wellness Center by August 15.
- All law students are required to show proof of health insurance. You will automatically be charged for health insurance unless you are covered by another insurance plan.
- If you have your own insurance coverage, or are covered by a parent or spouse’s plan, you may waive out of Loyola’s Student Health Insurance by providing proof of other coverage. You will need to complete the waiver through LOCUS, once you have registered for classes. The fall semester waiver deadline is October 1.
- Students accepting Loyola’s Health Insurance may choose the “fast-track” enrollment option once they have an insurance charge on their student account. Fast-tracking confirms that you have accepted Loyola’s student health insurance coverage, activates your enrollment into the plan, and allows an insurance card to be generated within 7-10 business days.
Class Schedule and Registration Information
In July, you will receive an assigned class schedule from the Law Admission Office. You will be required to register yourself for classes through the University’s LOCUS system.
Student ID Cards
Once incoming law students have completed their online class registration, they will be able to get their student ID cards. Pictures may be taken Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm at the Campus Card Office located in the lobby of the Corboy Law Center.
In order to receive a refund from any loans, after tuition has been paid, you need to sign up for Direct Deposit through LOCUS. Refunds are typically available 10 days prior to the start of school. Please complete this process by August 1.
Loyola generates electronic bills (E-Bills) for incoming law students on July 15, which will be due on August 5. If you have completed the loan application process and your financial account indicates that funds will be arriving prior to the start of school, you will not be assessed a late fee. Loyola offers several payment plans for those who will be covering some portion of their tuition out-of-pocket. As a reminder, your seat deposit will be paid toward your fall semester tuition.
Loyola offers several installment plans for those who will be covering some portion of their tuition out-of-pocket. As reminder, your seat deposit will be paid toward your fall semester tuition.
All incoming law students will receive a Loyola email account and access to LOCUS (Loyola’s Online Connection to University Services). If you are considering purchasing a new laptop, please review the recommended specifications.
Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus Bookstore is located directly across the street from the School of Law. Loyola students can add Rambler Bucks to their campus card to purchase books at the Loyola bookstore. If a student is unsure of the total cost of books, supplies and other expected purchases, the Campus Card Office suggests contacting the bookstore with inquiries. Any funds not used in the purchase of books or supplies at the bookstore are non-refundable, but they can be used at any location that accepts Rambler Bucks.
Students can use the Charge Authorization Form to add Rambler Bucks to his/her campus card, while charging the amount requested to his/her student account in LOCUS. Funds can be added in increments of $100, but not exceeding $800 per semester. These funds will be placed on the campus card for immediate use, and the charge will then be added to the student account to be paid in full along with all tuition and fees. Students must comply with the assigned deadline for each term.
Please review the academic calendar for important dates.
Staying Best Friends
The first of three Staying Best Friends gatherings will be held on Friday, September 5 from 6:00-7:30 pm. This program is designed for couples who would like to achieve their J.D. at Loyola and not lose their spouse or significant other in the process. One partner or both partners may be obtaining a JD to participate. If you are interested, please send your RSVP to Father Jerry Overbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1L Orientation Public Service Day
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is committed to the Jesuit tradition of service to others. Your first opportunity to participate in a service activity as a Loyola University Chicago School of Law student will take place during orientation week, on either Monday, August 18 or Wednesday, August 20. Please complete the registration form if you are interested in participating and email it to Conor Desmond at email@example.com by July 21.
The School of Law is pleased to offer a small group of incoming first-year students the opportunity to participate in a single session Writing Workshop. The Writing Workshop will meet on Saturday, August 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. To register, please contact Andrea Yelin at AndreaYelin@aol.com. Registration closes on August 8.