Competition is vital to the global economy

Consumers and competitors rely on antitrust and consumer protection laws to promote and protect competition. Loyola’s competition and consumer protection law curriculum will empower you to understand and advocate for checks and balances on economic power. Your coursework will complement the extracurricular activities and practical experience you will gain as part of the certificate program.


There are three requirements for the JD Certificate in Competition and Consumer Protection Law: coursework; practical experience; and extracurricular activities.


To be eligible for the JD Certificate, you must complete at least 12 credits in the competition and consumer law curriculum, including two required courses, and must receive a grade of B or better in each course. Students should monitor their progress on the Competition and Consumer Protection Law Certificate Application by completing curricular counseling each year.

Required Courses

  • Antitrust

  • Consumer Law

Elective Courses

  • Administrative Law

  • Antitrust in Health Care Field

  • Antitrust and Intellectual Property Seminar

  • Bankruptcy

  • Class Actions

  • Corporate Compliance Programs

  • Cyberlaw

  • European Union Competition Law (Online) †

  • European Union Privacy Law (Online) †

  • Food & Drug Law

  • Independent Research (the topic must be approved by the Institute’s Director)

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • International Business Transactions

  • International and Comparative Antitrust Law (Online)  †

  • International Trade Law

  • Law and Economics

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Privacy Law

JD students may also be able to count other campus or online coursework toward the JD Certificate in Competition and Consumer Protection Law with permission of the Institute’s Director or Associate Director.

†Subject to administrative approval for campus JD students to enroll in these courses.

Practical Experience

Each student must complete a Consumer Protection/Antitrust Law Externship or clinical or work experience. All clinical experiences and volunteer/employment experiences must be approved in advance. Pre-approved paid work, work as a research assistant, or volunteer work all count toward the experiential requirement. Alternatively students may hold Consumer Law Review positions.

Extracurricular Activities

Second and third year students must attend at least 2 competition and consumer protection law events per academic year, including speakers and conferences.

Applying for your Certificate

After completion of all requirements, you must complete an application for the Certificate in Competition and Consumer Protection Law. Submit your application to the Institute’s Associate Director for approval, who will then submit the application to the Registrar.