Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Graduate Legal Studies

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MJ, LLM, SJD Admissions

Loyola’s Graduate Law Programs provide an opportunity for recent graduates, practitioners, and scholars to focus study in specialized areas of law in order to enhance career options and to use the law more efficiently and effectively for the betterment of society.

Graduate Legal Studies Degree Programs

The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) is a post-baccalaureate degree that allows professionals to enhance career related skills through the study of the laws, governmental policy, and the legal system. This degree is designed to infuse career based knowledge with legal education.

The Master of Laws (LLM) is an advanced law degree that allows concentrated study in various areas of the law.  This degree will offer domestic and international graduates holding a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, or its equivalent, an opportunity to establish or enhance their careers within legal practice and/or academia.

The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree is the highest degree that can be received in law.  and SJD candidates conduct original academic research in a particular area of law which results in the completion of a doctoral dissertation.  Loyola offers a concentration of this degree in health law and policy. Recipients of an SJD also hold a Master of Laws (LLM) degree and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree or its equivalent.