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PROLAW expands

PROLAW expands

Loyola’s Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program, offered at the University’s John Felice Rome Center in Italy, has been expanded to include a one-year, practice-oriented master’s degree program for non-lawyers.

PROLAW’s Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development, which will be offered beginning in fall 2017, will run in tandem with Loyola’s Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development. The new MJ program is designed to support and strengthen the efforts of international professionals who do not have law degrees and currently work or aspire to work as advisors promoting the rule of law in transitional economies and developing countries.

Launched in 2011, PROLAW is a unique program that provides practical training to advance social justice through effective, sustainable governance and improved rule of law. Now in its sixth year, PROLAW has trained 104 legal professionals from 44 countries to be among the most qualified and well-prepared rule of law leaders in their countries and geographical regions.

“The launch of the new MJ in Rule of Law for Development reflects Loyola’s longstanding belief that establishing and strengthening the rule of law requires a multidisciplinary effort,” says William Loris, PROLAW program director. “We could not be more pleased to expand our program offerings to qualified individuals who will help to strengthen Loyola’s worldwide network of outstanding rule of law innovators and leaders.”

To earn an MJ in Rule of Law for Development, students must complete 30 credit hours of on-campus coursework at the Rome Center and a major rule of law capstone project in their home countries.  For more information on PROLAW, click here.