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Juris Doctor

We know you’re busy, so we’ll be brief. We've created the following short steps to help you get to know us. And in the process, we'll ease your navigation of the application process at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Explore One of the country's top legal centers

Opportunity abounds

Chicago is home to many of the nation’s top trial and transactional lawyers. You'll want to investigate the externships and clinics which emphasize our commitment to public service and social justice. You'll see how our approach will help you become the ethical, practice-ready attorney expected by today's leading law firms.

And we'll encourage you to use your knowledge to help others. Our students make a difference in culturally and economically diverse areas across the city, throughout the country, and around the world.

Our programs are designed to meet your needs. In addition to our full-time JD degree, we offer a weekend JD to fit your professional schedule. Whether you choose our full-time or weekend program, you'll benefit from:

  • Opportunities for specialization
  • Integration of academic rigor and practical experience
  • Our distinguished faculty

Visit Welcome to the neighborhood

Get a firsthand look

Our location in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile places you at the hub of the city and its opportunities. See for yourself. Our facilities will tell you a great deal about who we are and what we value. We hope you'll take the time to:

  • Take a campus tour
  • Watch a law class in session
  • Join a question-and-answer discussion
  • Explore our vibrant Gold Coast neighborhood

And, just in case you can't get here, we'll bring our story to you. Check our schedule to see when we'll be visiting your area.

ApplyLook to the LSAC

Help us get to know you

Let's break the process down to a few initial steps. If you haven't done so already, create your account at LSAC. Use this account to:

  • Register for the LSAT
  • Review important dates and deadlines
  • Sign up for their Credential Assembly Service (CAS)
  • Complete your JD application
  • Submit your academic transcript, letter(s) of recommendation and other required documentation

Get all the details about what and how to submit a completed application file.

Check Your StatusAfter you apply

Visit your Status Page

The LSAC website will acknowledge receipt of your application. We'll review your application and let you know if anything is missing. And we'll keep you updated on your admission process from application through acceptance.

Pay For Your Education Invest in your future

Our graduates are proof of our value

Law school is a substantial investment. At Loyola University Chicago School of Law, we will do everything we can to help you secure financial support for your legal education. Explore these potential sources of financial assistance.

  • Merit scholarships (automatically reviewed with your application)
  • Fellowships (require deadline-sensitive special application)
  • Specialized scholarships (require deadline-sensitive special application)
  • Need-based scholarships
  • Outside Scholarships
  • Federal loans

For more information, check out our Types of Aid and Resources page.