Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


JD/MEd in Law & Education Policy

To complete the JD/MEd program, students must complete 65 Law credit hours plus 24 Education credit hours for a total of 89 credit hours. The JD and MEd degrees are awarded concurrently upon the successful completion of degree requirements for both programs.

While this dual-degree program has courses with a prescribed sequence, each follows the university's regular program.  All program requirements apply for each area as well as each school's broader policies and procedures.

Course Sequence

The following curriculum is tentative; we anticipate some adjustments as faculty availability permits, especially in regard to the third year offerings.

First Year
Fall Semester Hours
LAW 110: Civil Procedure 4
LAW 150: Property 4
LAW 160: Torts 4
LAW 190: Legal Writing 2
Spring Semester Hours
LAW 120: Constitutional Law 4
LAW 130: Contracts 4
LAW 140: Criminal Law 3
LAW 194: Legal Writing 2
ELPS 420: Philosophy of Education 3
Second Year
Fall Semester Hours
Law school core foundational course 3-4
Law school core foundational course 3-4
Skills or experiential course 2
LAW 410: Advocacy 2
ELPS 405: Introduction to Educational Policy Analysis 3
ELPS 410: Sociology of Education 3
Spring Semester Hours
Law school core foundational course 3-4
Skills or experiential course 2
LAW 461: Education Law & Policy 3
RMTD 400: Introduction to Educational Research 3
ELPS 444: History of American Education 3
Third Year
Fall Semester Hours
LAW 414: Professional Responsibility 3
Law school elective 3-4
Education Law Practicum OR
ChildLaw Clinic OR
Legislation & Policy Clinic
RMTD 404: Statistical Analysis 3
Spring Semester Hours
Law school elective 3-4
Law school elective 3-4
Law Professional Skills 2
ELPS 412: Urban Analysis* 3
RMTD 406: Program Evaluation 3

 * In place of ELPS 412 students may take ELPS 510 Seminar in the Sociology of Education; ELPS 514 Sociology of Teaching; ELPS 516 The School as Organization; or another course or seminar as offered. The above sequencing of law courses in the second and third years is tentative and can be adjusted with faculty advisor approval.