Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

LLM in Child and Family Law


The LLM degree is a post-graduate degree for US and foreign attorneys who seek advanced specialized training in child and family law, often with a goal of teaching, engaging in research, or refocusing their professional careers. The degree may be completed on a full-time basis in one year, or on a two-year part-time basis. To graduate, students must complete 24 credits, achieve an overall grade point average of 2.33, and submit a thesis of publishable quality or complete a capstone project. Although the degree is campus-based, LLM students have the option of taking several online child and family law courses.