Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

LLM in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Students will complete 24 credits of coursework over a period of one or two years. Courses will combine lectures, faculty demonstrations, and student presentations, including simulated depositions, jury trials, oral arguments, arbitrations, and mediations. The program will provide an opportunity for both aspiring and experienced litigators to develop and perfect their skills.

This program is suited to both recent graduates who wish to sharpen the litigation skills they developed in a J.D. or equivalent degree program, and those who have been in practice and wish to refocus their careers towards litigation.

This degree compliments Loyola’s JD Advocacy Certificate Program. Loyola's advocacy certificate is a way for JD students to set themselves apart by committing themselves to developing litigation skills. This LLM program begins where the J.D. certificate program leaves off, offering a chance to hone litigation skills at a higher level, and to take courses which cover the litigation process in a more in-depth manner. If students who have received their JD at Loyola have taken some of the elective LLM courses, some of those credits may count towards their LL.M.