Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

JD/MEd in Law & Education Policy


This dual-degree program offered by the School of Law and the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program of the School of Education focuses on educational policy within a legal framework. This program will produce legal professionals who have a grasp of U.S. education policy issues by joining Loyola’s strengths in education policy studies and analysis with its expertise in children’s rights and education law.

This joint program connects education law and policy issues in the interests of effective advocacy, informed policymaking and social-justice informed work in each of these fields.

Program benefits

  • Earn JD and MEd degrees simultaneously at a much lower cost and in a much shorter time than if the two degrees were pursued independently.
  • Enjoy the support of a prestigious center and its network of accomplished faculty and distinguished alumni: The Civitas ChildLaw Center and its Education Law and Policy Institute.
  • Have the option to live and study two blocks from Chicago's Magnificent Mile in the Loyola's Baumhart Hall.

To learn more about the JD/MEd dual-degree program, contact:

  • Miranda Johnson, Director, Education Law and Policy Institute
    Phone: 312.915.7952
    E-mail: mjohnson11@luc.edu
  • Dr. Kate Phillippo, Program Director and Graduate Program Chair, Cultural & Educational Policy Studies
    Phone: 312.915.6910
    E-mail: kphillippo@luc.edu

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