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PROLAW

Application Process

We accept applications on a rolling basis, and we invite you to apply now for our fall term, which begins in September.  After we have received all required application materials, please allow a minimum of two weeks for an admission decision. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

For consideration for admission, you must submit:

A Completed Application Form

We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Official Transcripts

Applicants must request their universities to submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in progress. Attested copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Two Letters of Recommendation

If you supply your recommender's e-mail address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only two letters, no more, no less. Your recommenders must be familiar with your academic or professional performance and provide letters in support of your application. Please provide your recommenders with an overview of the LLM degree program and instruct them to specifically address your critical thinking skills and your aptitude for undertaking graduate legal studies. The LLM Admission Committee may also contact your recommenders via telephone or e-mail should it need further clarification of the recommendation.

Resume

Applicants may submit a current resume through the online application, e-mail it to gradapp@luc.edu, or mail it to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

Statement of Purpose

Please discuss your motivation, career aspirations, and demonstrated interest in subject area as well as your professional and personal skills. Please also address how the PROLAW™ degree will help you make a sustainable difference in rule of law work. Your statement should not be more than two pages.

Applicants may submit the statement through the online application, e-mail it to gradapp@luc.edu, or mail it to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

 

For International Applicants:

We strongly encourage international students to apply to the program and you may be required to submit additional materials.

Language Test Requirement

An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. For the TOEFL, a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based or 600 on the written-based test is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 7.5 is required. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive test scores directly from the testing service.

This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

Transcript Evaluation

Applicants who completed post-secondary education abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) for evaluation of credentials. You must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation, and it must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.

Educational Credential Evaluators, INC. (ECE)

Phone: 414.289.3400

Please request a course-by-course evaluation report and have the official report sent to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

Click here for more detailed instructions on how to complete the ECE.

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