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Loyola a leader in the growing area of compliance

Loyola a leader in the growing area of compliance

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) to expand its curricular offerings in the area of compliance studies to provide students with the qualifications required to sit for the CCB’s healthcare and all-industry compliance certification exams. 

The CCB offers the country’s leading compliance certification in compliance and ethics, ethics professional-international, healthcare, healthcare research, and healthcare privacy. Certification in these growing areas is beneficial to law graduates who seek professional compliance career opportunities in all industries, including consulting and law practice management.  The formal CCB accreditation process ensures that a school’s course offerings are sufficient to qualify its students to take the all-industry compliance certifications. 

With its continually expanding curriculum, the Loyola now offers more than 40 online and campus compliance courses to students enrolled in the School of Law’s Juris Doctor, Master of Jurisprudence, and Master of Laws degree programs. Students at Loyola gain the practical skills required to navigate the critical area of compliance studies, and are eligible to earn a compliance concentration in corporate, health care, privacy, research and life sciences, or global compliance. 

Loyola is one of only 10 universities in the United States to receive accreditation by the CCB, which permits its students to qualify for the compliance certifications. In addition, Loyola is the only CCB accredited law school to offer graduate degrees with focuses in all five areas of study. 

“Loyola is leading the way in compliance studies,” says Ryan Meade, director of Regulatory Compliance Studies at the School of Law. “Our exceptional program offers a robust curriculum that combines theory and practice, and allows students to pursue a concentration as part of their studies. To put it simply, Loyola graduates are getting jobs because they are better prepared.”

As part of its expanding compliance programming, Loyola has launched a new academic journal, Loyola Journal of Regulatory Compliance, as well as a blog, Inside Compliance.  The blog provides news alerts, brief commentaries, and short essays covering academic and practical reviews of regulations, administrative law, and operational approaches to compliance. Blog contributors include Loyola student editors, faculty, alumni, and guest bloggers from other law schools. The Journal of Regulatory Compliance will publish its first issue and host an inaugural compliance conference this fall. 

In addition to earning high marks of approval from the CCB, Loyola maintains close partnerships with the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, and the Health Care Compliance Association, which provide graduating students with educational benefits, job postings, and access to a strong network of compliance professionals.

For more information, visit LUC.edu/compliancestudies.