Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Office of Graduate Legal Studies
25 E. Pearson Street

Chicago, IL 60611

United States


School Website
www.luc.edu

Loyola University Chicago - Full Profile

The University

About Loyola University Chicago

Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, is the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is nearly 16,000 students, which includes more than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola's 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master's degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the "top national universities" by U.S. News & World Report, and the University is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu.

The Law School

About Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for over 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, public interest law, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, business law, child and family law, health law, and tax law. The school offers two International LLM Programs at its Chicago campus: the LLM in US Law for Foreign Lawyers, and the LLM in International Law with Focus Option for foreign lawyers or JD graduates. A Master of Laws degree program is also offered in rule of law for development at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center. In addition, the school offers the Master of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business law, and an online program in child and family law, and health law. The School of Law also offers two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw).

The Program

The School of Law offers the LLM in Business and Corporate Governance Law, the LLM in Child and Family Law, the LLM in Health Law, the LLM in Rule of Law for Development, the LLM in Tax Law, the LLM in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and two International LLM Programs: the LLM in US Law for Foreign Lawyers, and the LLM in International Law with Focus Option for foreign lawyers or JD graduates.

Length of Program: All LLM programs can be completed on a full-time basis over a 1-year period. Additionally, all programs except for the LLM in Rule of Law for Development may be completed on a part-time basis over a 2-year period. Students must complete 21 hours of course work and a 3-credit-hour thesis paper. (LLM in Tax Law candidates must complete 24 hours of course work and a 2-credit thesis paper. LLM in Rule of Law for Development candidates must complete 24 hours of course work and a 3-credit hour thesis paper. LLM in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution candidates complete simulated exercises in lieu of a thesis paper. For the International LLM Programs the thesis paper is optional.)

Accelerated Option: Under the accelerated option, LLM degree candidates are only required to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of study. The accelerated option is only available to graduates of Loyola’s JD program at the School of Law, or to those who have completed and received a grade of “B” or better in six credits of course work taken at Loyola in one of its LLM concentration areas as a visiting JD student. More information about the accelerated option can be found at LUC.edu/llm.

Online Option: The LLM in Health Law and Policy is also offered as an online study. The online option is only available to attorneys who have a minimum of 3 years of legal and/or health care experience.

Location: All programs are offered in the Chicago area except for the LLM in Rule of Law for Development. This program is offered at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy.

LLM in Business and Corporate Governance Law - Established by the Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law in 1999, this legal concentration offers a comprehensive study of the law as it relates to business organizations and planning, international trade, corporate counseling and transactions, and business finance and technology.

LLM in Child and Family Law - Established by the Civitas ChildLaw Center in 1995, this legal concentration offers comprehensive study in child law trial practice and legislation, international rights for children, adoption law, and domestic violence.

LLM in Health Law and Policy - The LLM in Health Law and Policy is offered on campus and online. Established by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy in 1987, this concentration focuses on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic realities of health care delivery, particularly in the areas of managed care, corporate transactions, health care finance, and government health policy.

LLM in Rule of Law for Development - The LLM in Rule of Law for Development is offered in Rome, Italy, and focuses on preparing holders of JD or equivalent law degrees with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to make them effective rule of law advisors in developing countries and countries experiencing economic or political transition. It is the first program that focuses on the practical aspects of rule of law advisory work and prepares students for leadership roles in nationally and internationally backed rule of law initiatives such as those carried out under the aegis of international organizations such as the United Nations, and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). Visit: www.luc.edu/prolaw

LLM in Tax Law - Established through the Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law and the Tax Law Program in 2001, this legal concentration area offers a comprehensive study of the law as it relates to federal income tax, corporation and partnership tax, estate and gift planning, and tax procedures and litigation. Graduates of other law schools must demonstrate a high level of achievement in JD tax courses comparable to those required for the Loyola tax certificate.

LLM in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Established by the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy in 2010, this program offers students education and training in all three areas of dispute resolution: trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution. Students will learn the theory of each area of law and participate in mock dispute resolution situations. There is no thesis required for this LLM program; instead, students will complete 24 hours of coursework.

The International LLM Programs (visit:http://www.luc.edu/law/academics/LLM.html) are structured for a relatively small group of predominantly foreign lawyers and law students who will enjoy individualized academic counseling to create a rigorous curriculum that suits their academic and professional interests. The programs offer two tracks:

LLM in US Law for Foreign Lawyers - Track I is designed for foreign lawyers and students who plan to sit for the New York bar exam and/or stay in the U.S. to practice. The curriculum includes core courses required by the New York State Board of Law Examiners (for detailed information please visit www.nysba.org). Additionally, students may choose from the more than 250 classes offered each semester to complete their curriculum. This Track I is not open to lawyers who already have a JD degree from a U.S. law school.

LLM in Interntational Law with Focus Option - Track II allows students to study international law and choose their own focus area. Students in Track II have more flexibility to design their own curriculum. All of the law school’s specialty areas - health law, child and family law, advocacy, business and tax, antitrust, and intellectual property - have strong international and comparative components. The school provides model curricula for all of its areas of expertise, but welcomes students to develop their own focus. Students work with the international office and professors to select a set of courses that suits their academic and professional goals.

Application Procedure

Application Requirements

· A $50 non-refundable application fee (fee waived for online application)
· A completed application form
· Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work. Transcripts must verify completion of a bachelor’s degree and a primary law degree (e.g., JD or LLB).
· Two letters of recommendation
· A 1–2 page statement of purpose
· A resume outlining your work experience, education, professional or academic achievements, or any information you believe is relevant for your application
· A personal interview may be required.

For the most up-to-date application requirements, visit LUC.edu/llm.
International applicants and U.S. residents with degrees from institutions outside of the U.S. must visit http://www.luc.edu/law/academics/LLM.html for up-to-date and specific details regarding the above listed requirements.
Application Deadlines - Deadlines vary and are subject to change. Please check LUC.edu/llm for the most up-to-date information.

Contact Information - The application and all supporting documents not submitted online must be sent to Graduate Enrollment Management at the following address:

Graduate Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-8950
E-mail: [email protected]
LUC.edu/gpem

For further information about the academic program, or to arrange a visit, please contact:
Office of Graduate Legal Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-7161
Fax: (312) 915-7201
E-mail: [email protected]
LUC.edu/llm

For information about the International LLM Programs please contact:
Office of Foreign and International LLM Programs
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E. Person Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-915-7091
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.luc.edu/law/academics/LLM.html

Programs at Loyola University Chicago

Full-Time

Languages
English
Intakes
September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Program takes place in Rome.
  • Tuition based on 27 credit hours and applicable additional fees.
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English
Duration
12 months
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  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
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English
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12 months
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  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
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English
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August
Duration
12 months
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  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
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Part-Time

Languages
English
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
Languages
English
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
  • Possibility to take some of the courses online.
Languages
English
Intakes
August
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
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English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
24 months
Concentrations
Immersion in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
International Law with Focus Option
Features
  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.

Distance Learning

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English
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
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English
Intakes
August
Duration
24 months
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  • Tuition based on 24 credit hours.
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English
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January,  August
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English
Duration
24 months
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Languages
English
Duration
24 months
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  • Tuition based on 20 credit hours.
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