Education Immersion Weekends
WHAT TO EXPECT: THE EIW STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Online students are required to attend an Education Immersion Weekend (EIW) as follows:
All students enrolled in the online MJ and LLM degree programs must attend two EIWs during their online studies: once after their third term in the program, and once again after they have completed their sixth (or final) term in the program. Both weekends are mandatory and are already scheduled at the time of new student orientation. Students are welcome to attend more than the two mandatory EIW weekends.
During each EIW, students participate in live presentations by faculty and other national experts, receive career and professional development training, and network with other students, faculty and administrators. At their first EIW experience, students will workshop their thesis topics with faculty and fellow students. At their final EIW, students attend graduation ceremonies and celebrations.
EIW weekends are meant to provide faculty, administrators, and students opportunities to get to know one another. In additional to educational and professional development programming, each weekend’s activities include group activities to promote networking and social interaction. Dress is business or business casual.
THESIS TOPIC WORKSHOP
Part of the EIW experience revolves around the thesis. During the first EIW, students are expected to make a simple, ten-minute oral presentation to fellow students and faculty in a casual, classroom setting. During the presentation, students are expected to briefly describe their thesis topic, why they have selected it, and what they hope to learn in the process of researching and writing the paper. Students should plan to workshop their topic no later than their fourth term in the program.
If you plan to workshop your topic, you must complete and email our thesis topic questionnaire to HLBLStudentAdvising@luc.edu at least two weeks in advance of the EIW. To keep the presentations short and promote valuable interaction with the faculty and students, you presentations should not include any audio/visual aids. Short handouts are permitted, but not required.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO LOYOLA
Prior to each EIW, students should check their Loyola email for announcements about the weekend, including an agenda and instructions for RSVPs. Questions about upcoming EIWs should be directed to HLBLStudentAdvising@luc.edu
Students are responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements. Everything you need to know about traveling to the Water Tower Campus, local hotels, etc. can be found in Loyola's Water Tower Campus Guide. Simply scroll down for travel directions, hotel information, campus maps, and nearby attractions. The Chicago tourism website is also an excellent source for information for planning your visits.
Students will be provided with additional information for EIW experiences outside of Chicago, including destination guides, hotel recommendations, and other travel information.
WHILE YOU ARE ON CAMPUS
Students who wish to have an official Loyola ID card picture taken can do so during the EIW weekend. The Campus Card office is located in the lobby of the Corboy Law Center and more information can be found on Loyola’s campus card page.
Wi-Fi access is available to Loyola students on our private Wi-Fi network while you are in the Corboy Law Center. To access Wi-Fi in the law school building, you will need a) your LOCUS ID and password, b) ensure your laptop has up-to-date virus protection and c) perform all necessary critical updates for Windows or Mac on your laptop. Additional information regarding the Wi-Fi network at the Corboy Law Center can be found here.