Loyola University Chicago

Rule of Law for Development Institute

School of Law

LLM in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW LLM)


The Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW LLM) is a one-year practice-oriented master’s degree program for students with a first degree in law. The program is offered at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and was launched in 2011. The PROLAW LLM program provides students with foundational knowledge and skills required to become the most qualified and well-prepared rule of law innovators and leaders in their countries and geographical regions.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with the degree of LLM in Rule of Law for Development will:

  • receive advanced training to rule of law practitioners;
  • develop and expand professional expertise in rule of law development reform, and
  • be equipped with the specific knowledge and skills needed to inspire, lead and manage efforts to strengthen the rule of law and prospects for national development.

Visit the general PROLAW overview pages  to find out more details about the vision behind PROLAW, exciting graduate reports and student testimonials, as well as watching the PROLAW video