Loyola University Chicago LLM

 

Loyola University Chicago, School Of Law LLM Programs

Loyola University Chicago, School of Law offers 8 LLM programs. Four of the programs are open exclusively to attorneys who have received their JD from a U.S. law school. Also, two are available to attorneys who received their degree in any country. The final two are available exclusively to international students who wish to either practice law in the U.S. or expand their knowledge of U.S. law for practice outside of the country. Most programs can be completed on a full-time basis in one year or over two years on a part-time basis.

The following programs are open to attorneys around the word:

Loyola LLM in Business and Corporate Governance Law

The LLM in Business and Corporate Governance Law is available to new law graduates and to practicing attorneys who wish to better understand contemporary business issues. It is a 24 credit program that requires a 2.5 average GPA and the completion of a paper of publishable quality on an approved business law topic. International students are required to take the courses Fundamentals of the American Legal System and Legal Research and Writing – Business Law. The four general required courses for the program are Business Organizations, Business Planning, International Business Transactions, and LLM Paper Business Law.

Loyola LLM in Rule of Law Development

The LLM in Rule of Law Development, also known as PROLAW is a 27 unit program open to students from around the world that is offered on a full-time basis at the University’s Rome, Italy campus. The program began in September 2011 with the goal of creating attorneys who are able to be effective and qualified rule of law advisors in national and international initiatives in countries going through violent conflict recovery, economic transition, or sustained development. Courses on topics such as civil and penal law reform, commercial law reform, human rights, preparing for climate change, gender equality, legally empowerment initiatives against poverty, justice reform financing, and aid for trade initiatives. The PROLAW program also runs a visiting lecturers’ series which speakers from the United Nations and other prominent international organizations come to campus to share their experiences with LLM students.

Loyola LLM in Child and Family Law

This program is available for U.S.-trained and international attorneys who are looking for advanced training in child and family law. The degree requires the completion of 24 units with a 2.33 minimum GPA and either a thesis or capstone project. There are no required courses except for the thesis or capstone, giving students the freedom to develop their own course of study. It is a campus-based program with the option to take several courses online. Students can also participate in internships, externships, and clinics such as the Center for Child and Family Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Clinic and the ChildLaw Policy and Legislation Clinic to get practical experience.

The final two programs are open exclusively to students who received their degrees outside the United States.

Loyola LLM in International Law

The LLM in International Law is designed for foreign attorneys who wish to design their own course of study. It is a 24 to 26 unit course of study that can be undertaken on either a full-time or part-time basis. Students can chose from any of the specialties available in the other LLM programs or can create their own course of study under the direction of a law professor. There are two tracks within the LLM in International Law: Immersion in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers, which is designed for foreign attorneys who intend to stay and practice in the U.S., and International Law with Focus Option, which students can individualize to suit their interests. The courses Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Legal Research and Writing are required for both tracks. International Business Transactions and International Law and Practice are required for Track 2, while Professional Responsibility and courses on subjects that will be covered in the New York bar exam are required for Track 1.

Loyola LLM in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers

The LLM in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers was developed in 2012 to allow international attorneys to learn about US law and policy and to meet the bar exam requirements in some states. It is available exclusively to international attorneys and is a 24 to 26 unit course of study that can be undertaken on either a full-time or part-time basis. Students in the program can pursue one of two tracks, either Track I: Immersion in U.S. Law, for students who intend to take the Bar exam or practice in the U.S., or Track II: International Law with a Focus Option in areas including international trade law, intellectual property law, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation, child and family law, health law, antitrust law, or business and tax law.

These last three programs are open exclusively to U.S. trained attorneys in various places in their careers.

Loyola LLM in Health Law

The LLM in Health Law is open to U.S.-based attorneys who wish to develop special expertise in health law. It is a 24 unit program that can be completed on campus or online. Students that would prefer to pursue the degree online must have practiced law for a minimum of three years to be eligible for the online program.

Loyola LLM in Tax Law

The LLM in Tax Law is open to U.S.-trained attorneys who wish to expand their knowledge of tax law, corporate law or general business law. It is a 26 unit course that can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

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

The Advocacy LLM is a 24 unit program open to U.S. trained students who wish to learn additional advocacy skills beyond what was taught in their JD program and what they have learned from practicing law. Students are required to complete the following courses in order to be granted an LLM in Advocacy:

  • Advanced Evidence
  • Advanced Trial Practice
  • Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

Loyola University Chicago, School Of Law LLM Admission

As a result of the extensive LLM program offerings at Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, the admission criteria vary from program to program. Students are encouraged to carefully consider the program that meets their needs and then follow the application process for the degree of their choosing.

Typically, the following materials are required:

  • application form
  • resume
  • statement of purpose
  • transcripts
  • letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL 100 Internet-based 600 paper-based or IELTS 7.5 (for Corporate, above 650), waived for students coming from the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand
  • application fee of $50 ONLY for applications submitted by paper (online is free)

 

Loyola University Chicago, School Of Law LLM Tuition

To learn Loyola LLM tuition, visit the school bursar website. Tuition figures do change for students attending part-time, online or through the school’s campus in Rome.

Loyola University Chicago, School Of Law LLM Scholarships

Scholarship assistance varies by program. Students in the International LLM program may qualify for a merit-based tuition reduction scholarship. Rule of Law Development LLM students may also qualify for full or partial scholarships. Students in the Corporate LLM program do not qualify for scholarships. For more information about scholarships for LLM students, visit our LLM Scholarships page.

Loyola University Chicago, School Of Law LLM Employment

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Office of Career Services is primarily geared towards JD students. However, LLM students may avail of some of the Office’s resources as well.

Graduates of the Rule of Law Development LLM program, or PROLAW, have been employed by the environmental nonprofit organization Natural Justice in Capetown, South Africa and the Technical Secretariat of the Coordination Council for the Implementation of the Criminal Justice System in Mexico. Graduates of the Loyola LLM in Child and Family Law positions in the U.S., Advocate of High Court of South Africa, Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project, Los Angeles, Illinois Appellate Defender

Loyola University Chicago, School Of Law LLM Contact

Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-7161
Fax: (312) 915-7201
E-mail: Law-GLS@luc.edu
www.luc.edu/law/graduatelegalstudies

Foreign and International
LL.M. Programs
Office 1423
Phone: (312) 915-7901
Fax: (312) 915-7201
www.luc.edu/law