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Preparing you for practice

Advocacy is the heart of legal education at Loyola University Chicago. With one of the most respected advocacy programs in the nation, Loyola continues to set a standard for excellence. Loyola graduates are among the most effective trial, appellate, and dispute resolution lawyers in Chicago and across the country. Named for a Loyola graduate and legendary litigator, the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy brings together the school’s many academic programs and cocurricular activities in the multifaceted discipline of advocacy.

The Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy's wide-ranging curriculum offers Loyola students a wealth of expertise, distinguished academics, and courses taught by experienced attorneys in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and dispute resolution. In recognition of the importance of the art of advocacy, all students are required to take skills and experiential learning courses. Students who wish to continue their advocacy studies may earn the center’s advocacy certificate. For lawyers seeking more in-depth training, an LLM in advocacy is also offered.

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Loyola is ranked #10 in the country by Fordham Law's Aggregate Trial Competition Performance Ranking, which measures success at national & regional competition levels.

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The Blakely Advocacy Institute ranked Loyola’s moot court program 15th in the country for 2021-22.

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Loyola ranked #21 in the country in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report.

Degree Programs

We are pleased to offer a Certificate in Advocacy for JD students and an LLM in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. These programs are designed for you to develop the litigation and dispute resolution skills that will set you apart and make you an effective advocate.

An active learner discovers her calling in litigation

An active learner discovers her calling in litigation

Participating both inside and outside the classroom, a 3L finds her career path.

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Trial advocacy program advances Loyola’s anti-racist mission

Trial advocacy program advances Loyola’s anti-racist mission

When the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy presented its biannual Women in Litigation Conference this fall, leaders took the opportunity to advance its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

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Meet the interim dean

Meet the interim dean

Interim Dean Zelda Harris discusses the law school’s anti-racist mission, her proudest accomplishment, and why there’s never been a better time to attend law school

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