Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Campus Master of Laws New Student Information

Congratulations and welcome to the Master of Laws in Health Law program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Below you will find information about starting the Master of Laws (LLM) program.

Classes for the Fall 2015 term begin on August 24, 2015.  You will receive more information about LLM Orientation, which will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015. Details about the program curriculum, registration, orientation, purchasing textbooks, and financial aid are covered in the sections below.


Please contact Karen Shaw, Director of Graduate Legal Studies, at law-gls@luc.edu or 312-915-7161 with any questions regarding registration or beginning the program.

Master of Laws Curriculum and Externships

All new LLM students should become familiar with the LLM in Health Law Curriculum. LLM students are required to complete 24 credit hours in order to receive their degree. A complete listing of fall courses can be found in LOCUS or in the fall registration packet made available by the Registrar. The schedule of health law courses can be found on the Beazley Institute website. The section below titled Registering for Classes through LOCUS will detail how to enroll.

All full-time LLM students are required to complete a health law externship. The externship allows students an opportunity to work on law related matters within health care organizations throughout the Chicago area.  Students are encouraged to complete their externship assignments during the fall semester, but may choose to enroll in the spring semester or both semesters of the program.  LLM students may earn up to 3 externship credits. More information on the health law externship program can be found here.

Students who require curriculum advisement should contact Kristin Finn, Beazley Institute Program Coordinator, at kfinn1@luc.edu.

Registering for Classes through LOCUS

Shortly after receiving your official offer of admission from the Law School Dean, the Graduate and Professional Enrollment Office will send your Loyola Universal ID (UVID) and password that will give you access to Loyola’s Online Connection to University Services or LOCUS. LOCUS is where students register for classes, check grades, and pay tuition bills.

Please register for fall classes as soon as you receive your UVID. 

At the bottom left-hand side of the LOCUS home page, you will find a Help Menu Box. Click on the link “Enrolling in a Course in LOCUS” for an easy-to-follow guide on registering for classes. If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Karen Shaw at kshaw@luc.edu.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation for LLM students will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015.  All newly admitted LLM students are required to attend this session.  Orientation runs from approximately 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, located at 25 East Pearson Street on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus.  During the orientation you will as receive pertinent information regarding program requirements, computing services, and student policies and procedures.  You will meet LLM students and law school faculty and staff. A light dinner will be provided during the session. 

Please allow plenty of time for travel and parking, which is available in nearby self-park lots or on metered street parking. Check Loyola's parking website for more information on parking around campus.

Please contact Karen Shaw at kshaw@luc.edu with any questions or concerns about orientation.

Books and Assignments

You may purchase your textbooks and materials at the Loyola University Bookstore. The bookstore is located across the street from the Corboy Law Center at 26 East Pearson Street. You can contact the bookstore by calling (312) 915-7420.

Dates to Remember

Now-August 21:

Register for classes

May 1:

Health Law LLM Fellowship Application Deadline

August 13:

New Student Orientation

August 24:

First Day of Classes

August 24-28:

Late Registration (late fee applies)
Note: August 29 is the last day to completely withdraw from a course.

September 18:

Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with a Grade of “W" (Withdrawal Passing)








Financial Assistance

Loyola’s Financial Aid Office administers financial assistance for graduate students. If you are interested in being considered for federal financial assistance, please refer to Loyola’s Financial Aid Checklist to get started. Interested students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible and also refer to Loyola Graduate Education (PDF) for more information. 

If you have questions about financial assistance or the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 773-508-7704 or lufinaid@luc.edu

Health Law Fellowship

Each year the Beazley Institute may award a fellowship to a full-time incoming LLM student. More information on applying for the fellowship can be found hereThe deadline for applications is May 1, 2015.

Student Health Insurance

All graduate and professional students enrolled for 8 or more credit hours (or registered for thesis or dissertation supervision) must have individual health care insurance. All students meeting the eligibility requirements will automatically be enrolled in and charged for Student Health Insurance by the University to their student account. Students with other insurance may waive out of Loyola’s mandatory Student Health Insurance by providing proof of other coverage and a credit for the insurance charge will post to your student account. More information regarding student health insurance can be found here.      

Certification and Immunization 

Loyola University Chicago requires all students registering for 6 credit hours or more to show proof of their immunization records to the Student Health Office. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact the Wellness Center by calling (773) 508-2530.  Please check here to review the criteria for exemption from this requirement.