Please review the following detailed explanations of the application procedures for the LLM Program for International Lawyers. Should you have a specific question, please contact the Office for International and Foreign LLM Programs for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-915-7091.
Applicants for the LLM for International Lawyers must have a law degree from a foreign country which would be equivalent to the JD Degree. Depending on the legal education system, this would include graduates who, in their country, are:
- Qualified to take the bar examination, and/or
- Qualified to enter the practical phase preceding the bar exam, or
- Admitted to practicing law.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) list of minimum degree requirements serves as a guideline to determine which law degrees qualify.
Students in the graduate programs at Loyola University Chicago School of Law are carefully selected to ensure that they will have an outstanding academic experience. For the LLM Program for International Lawyers, the school prefers applications from lawyers with at least one year of professional experience after the first law degree, but also encourages applications from students in their last year of university-based education if they have a strong academic record. Applicants must demonstrate academic maturity, professional abilities, and cultural versatility (including language skills) that will enable them immediately to integrate into Loyola’s intellectual environment and to participate actively in the academic life.
We enroll two LLM classes each year. In the spring semester, courses begin in late January. In the fall semester, courses begin in late August. We currently have a rolling admissions system for the LLM Program for International Lawyers. While we do not have a strict deadline, we recommend completing the application as soon as possible to leave enough time for the visa process. Generally, students who apply early have increased chances to be admitted. We keep our class deliberately small (between 10 and 20 students) to ensure that we can continue to provide individual academic and career counseling.
The application consists of the LLM application form and various supporting documents. The application form is processed by the Graduate Office of Loyola University. Click on the link, create a user name and password and follow the steps. When prompted to choose the degree you are seeking, click on Master’s Degree. From the drop-down list with all graduate degrees at Loyola choose either International Law LLM or US Law for Foreign Lawyers LLM. Choose your starting semester (Fall Semester or Spring Semester).
You do not have to finish the form in one sitting, but can return to complete it at a later point, logging in with the user name and password. All information previously entered will be saved. Similarly, you do not need to have all documents prepared when submitting the application. You may start the application and then submit the documents later as they become available. The application will be reviewed once all supporting documents are received.
For questions and advice, please contact the Office of Foreign and International LLM Programs at email@example.com or 312-915-7091.