PROLAW is a one-year degree program taught at LUC’s campus in Rome, which prepares students to become qualified and effective rule of law advisors, particularly in countries that are developing, in economic transition, or recovering from violent conflict.
On October 28, 2015, Prof. Bill Loris met with Bill Gates Sr. in Seattle to update Mr. Gates on how the PROLAW graduates are now applying their learning to promote justice and security in their own countries.
Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has received additional funding from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to support its milestone partnership agreement with the African Union.
African Union/PROLAW scholars traveled to Chicago in May for Loyola’s law commencement and on to Washington, DC, to attend meetings at the State Department, Capitol Hill, and other key Washington-based rule of law and development organizations, including the World Bank.
In June 2014, a group of high-level rule of law and development specialists met informally in Washington, DC, at the invitation of Loyola’s PROLAW program to initiate a policy discussion on the merits of refocusing some of the current assistance aimed at building the rule of law on strengthening rule of law capacity, ownership, and local leadership rather than on improving specific features of given legal systems.
The following press release announcing Loyola’s $1.3 million grant from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs to support PROLAW’s recent milestone partnership agreement with the African Union was distributed today.
Multi-Year Agreement Signed in Washington, DC will Strengthen African Union Governance and Rule of Law - $1.3 million grant received from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in support.
Students enrolled in Loyola’s LLM in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) held a special ceremony to celebrate the end of the coursework portion of the degree program. David J. Lane, U.S Ambassador to the UN agencies in Rome, was among the speakers to deliver remarks at the ceremony.
In late May, the PROLAW Program Director supported the efforts of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Judiciary in Ulan Bator, Mongolia to improve the judiciary’s handling of cases involving international commercial contracts.
Do you want to become a rule of law leader in your country? Or are you interested in a career helping others build their own rule of law? Then Loyola's PROLAW program (otherwise known as the LLM in Rule of Law for Development) is worth considering.
It's about meaning. Countries living without the rule of law are prone to poverty, injustice, and insecurity. Why not do something about it? Join a growing number of lawyers, judges, and other law graduates who are turning their privilege into progress through Loyola's PROLAW program.
Loyola Law prepares practically minded leaders for careers linked to social issues, including health care and children's rights. PROLAW takes this paradigm international, reinforcing Loyola’s commitment to peace and justice.