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Graduate Legal Studies


LLM in Child and Family Law

A nationally-recognized leader in legal education and advocacy for children, Loyola offers the Master of Laws (LLM) degree for legal professionals who seek a specialized understanding of the law in order to serve the unique needs of children and their families. This advanced degree program, the only one of its kind in the nation, emphasizes the interdisciplinary knowledge and practice-oriented skills needed to advocate effectively for children and their families, promoting justice for children through the new legal specialty of pediatric law.

Intended for graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools, the LLM in Child and Family degree program is keyed to the individual background and interests of attorneys and emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, advanced skills training and scholarly research on legal issues affecting children.

Applicants must have received their JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or, in the case of international lawyers, from a similarly accredited program. Applications should be submitted by July 1 of each year.

Foreign students are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a minimum score of 650 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The score must be no more than two years old. 

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