Education Immersion Weekends
To enhance the online learning experience, Loyola hosts Education Immersion Weekends (EIWs) several times each year. EIWs offer programming to reinforce learning objectives, provide a venue for networking, and foster communication among students, alumni, and faculty. EIW weekends may be held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law or in a rotating location outside Chicago.
REGISTRATION AND AGENDAS FOR UPCOMING EIWS
August 11-13, 2016, at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA
- Health Law and Business Law Combined EIW
September 23-24, 2016, at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL
- Business Law EIW held in conjunction with First Annual Loyola University Chicago Compliance Conference
October 28-29, 2016, at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL
- Health Law EIW held in Conjunction with Annual Beazley Symposium on Health Care
WHAT TO EXPECT: THE EIW STUDENT EXPERIENCE
All students enrolled in the online MJ and LLM degree programs must attend two EIWs during their online studies: once after their third term in the program, and once again after they have completed their sixth (or final) term in the program. Students are welcome to attend more than the two mandatory EIW weekends.
During each EIW, students participate in live presentations by faculty and other national experts, receive career and professional development training, and network with other students, faculty and administrators. At their first EIW experience, students will workshop their thesis topics with faculty and fellow students. At their final EIW, students attend graduation ceremonies and celebrations.
THESIS TOPIC WORKSHOP
Part of the EIW experience involves thesis preparation. During the first EIW, students will participate in the thesis topic workshop. Participants will prepare a thesis topic questionnaire before the EIW and then will a simple, five-minute oral presentation to fellow students and faculty in a casual, classroom setting during the EIW. During the presentation, students are expected to briefly describe their thesis topic, why they have selected it, and what they hope to learn in the process of researching and writing the paper. Instructions for completing a thesis topic questionnaire will be sent prior to each EIW.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO LOYOLA
Prior to each EIW, students should check their Loyola email for announcements about the weekend, including an agenda and instructions for RSVPs. Questions about upcoming EIWs should be directed to HLBLStudentAdvising@luc.edu
Students are responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements. Everything you need to know about traveling to the Water Tower Campus, local hotels, etc. can be found in Loyola's Water Tower Campus Guide.
WHILE YOU ARE ON CAMPUS
Students who wish to have an official Loyola ID card picture taken can do so during the EIW weekend. The Campus Card office is located in the lobby of the Corboy Law Center and more information can be found on Loyola’s campus card page.
Wi-Fi access is available to Loyola students on our private Wi-Fi network while you are in the Corboy Law Center. To access Wi-Fi in the law school building, you will need a) your LOCUS ID and password, b) ensure your laptop has up-to-date virus protection and c) perform all necessary critical updates for Windows or Mac on your laptop. Additional information regarding the Wi-Fi network at the Corboy Law Center can be found here.