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Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW)

Loyola’s Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program is a unique academic and experiential learning program that prepares students for jobs in the U.S. and abroad in the growing rule of law and development field, allowing for wide-ranging career options in the public, private, civil society and academic sectors. In addition to acquiring fundamental rule of law knowledge and skills, students will also gain a large international network and exposure to real-world challenges through experienced practitioner faculty members and an engaged alumni network. The diverse group of students follow the program together as a cohort, creating a positive environment for sharing diverse experiences and learning.

The program consists of one-year Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degrees in Rule of Law for Development. The LLM program is for those applicants with a first degree in law. The MJ program is for applicants with a first degree in a different subject.


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