Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law


Admission Standards

Admission to Loyola’s MJ program is competitive. The MJ Admissions Committee seeks applicants who will bring a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to their legal studies and who aspire to become leaders in their field. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of experience in a field working with, on behalf of, or otherwise focused on children, youth and families.

Application Process

Applicants for the MJ Degree in Children’s Law and Policy must complete an online application available on our website. Applicants must also provide Loyola with:

  • official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended,
  • two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their education or work experience,
  • a Statement of Purpose as to why you are seeking the degree
  • and a current resume

Qualified applicants are reviewed by the MJ Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. Students may begin the program in either Fall (September) and Spring (January) term.

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Contact Us

Civitas ChildLaw Center Contact Information

Email: Childlaw-Center@luc.edu
Phone: 312-915-6481
Mailing Address: 25 East Pearson St. Unit 1107, Chicago, IL 60611

MJ in Children's Law & Policy Direct Contact Information

Catherine Birmingham, Director
Phone: 312-915-7950
Email: ccolumb@luc.edu