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Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

Program Structure

LLM candidates must complete 21 hours of course work and a 3-credit LLM thesis. The degree may be pursued on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two-year) basis. The LLM course of study includes four required courses: Child, Parent and State, Interdisciplinary Child Law Seminar, Child Law Trial Practice, and Child Law Legislation. The remaining course work consists of electives chosen on the basis of a candidate's area of interest.

In addition to formal courses, attorneys may represent child clients through the Child Law Clinic and assist in the editing of the Children's Legal Rights Journal, a journal produced jointly between Loyola and the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. Externship opportunities are available in Chicago's large child advocacy community. Candidates are able to meet local and national leaders in children's advocacy through a bi-weekly symposia series sponsored by Loyola's Child Law Center.

 

FULL-TIME SCHEDULE

Spring

Required

LLM Seminar
Child, Parent and State

Electives

Child and Family Law Clinic
ChildLaw Legislation
Children's Legal Rights Journal
Family Law
Mediation Seminar

Fall

Required

Interdisciplinary ChildLaw Seminar
ChildLaw Trial Practice (January Intersession)
Juvenile Justice
LLM Paper

Electives

Child and Family Law Clinic
Children's Legal Rights Journal
Child and Family Law Mediation
Street Law
Adoption Law Seminar

 

 

PART-TIME SCHEDULE

Fall

Required

LLM Seminar
Child, Parent, and State
Elective (1)

Spring

Required

ChildLaw Trial Practice
Juvenile Justice
Interdisciplinary ChildLaw Seminar

Summer

Elective

Children's Summer Institute
Child and Family Law Clinic

Fall

Elective (5)

Child and Family Law Clinic
ChildLaw Legislation
Children's Legal Rights Journal
Family Law
Law and Education
Law and Poverty
Mediation Seminar

Spring

Required

LLM Paper

Elective (2)

Child and Family Law Clinic
Children's Legal Rights Journal
Street Law
Adoption Law Seminar

Loyola

SCHOOL OF LAW CIVITAS CHILDLAW CENTER
Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street Suite 1107 · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.6481
· E-mail: ChildLaw-Center@luc.edu · www.luc.edu/childlaw

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