Centers, Institutes, and Programs
Loyola University Chicago School of Law has many internationally renowned Centers, Institutes, and Programs. Please click on the Center, Institute or Program you are interested in for more information.
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy was created in 1984 to recognize the need for an academic forum to study the burgeoning field of health law and to foster a dialogue between the legal and health care professions. The Institute today is comprised of students, faculty, researchers, practitioners, lecturers, librarians and staff working together to fulfill a common mission: We educate the health law leaders of tomorrow.
Loyola’s Center for Compliance Studies is home to one of the best compliance programs in the country, featuring a robust compliance curriculum, an advisory board of national practitioners, the Journal of Regulatory Compliance and Inside Compliance Blog, and a compliance symposium. We offer compliance-focused graduate degrees for both practicing attorneys and non-legal professionals. JD students can also choose to concentrate their studies in compliance. The Center offers more than 40 compliance courses taught by respected academics and practitioners in the field. Loyola is also one of only a few institutions in the US accredited by the Compliance Certification Board.
The Center for Business Law recognizes the rapid changes in today's society from downsizing and global competition to explosive new technologies. Our exceptional programs in business and law provide education and training in the legal dimensions of contemporary business. The involvement of our faculty, practicing attorneys, jurists and business professionals allows us to provide students with opportunities to learn the practical aspects and gain experience in the current issues of the legal and business world. We conduct academic, practical work, seminars and training in support of our mission: to offer legal education on a human scale.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is committed to the Jesuit tradition of service to others. Loyola provides many opportunities for students to use their legal skills to help those in need. From our clinical programs to student groups, there are numerous ways for students to engage in public interest work during law school. We also have many students and alumni working in the public interest community as part of their careers or as a pro bono activity.
The Civitas ChildLaw Center provides a wide range of curricular and extracurricular opportunities for students who seek specialized training in child and family law and advocacy. These offerings, the most comprehensive available at any law school, are intended to equip students with the interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills they will use throughout their professional careers.
Launched in April 2018, Loyola’s Curt and Linda Rodin Center for Social Justice builds upon the School of Law’s unwavering commitment to social justice to strengthen and further develop several of its leading programs that advance fairness, equity, and justice internally and in marginalized communities throughout Chicago. The center is committed to helping students embrace social justice work as a life-long commitment through their legal careers, pro bono activities, or personal values.
As one of the most respected advocacy programs in the nation, Loyola continues to set a standard for excellence. Loyola graduates are among the most effective trial and appellate lawyers in Chicago and in the country. Students in our advocacy program are given the opportunity to learn from distinguished academics as well as experienced attorneys as they prepare for careers as litigators.
Antitrust is an influential area of the law that seeks to maintain a competitive economy for the benefit of consumers and competitors. The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies is a non-partisan, independent academic center designed to explore the impact of antitrust enforcement on the individual consumer and the public, and to shape policy issues.
The Institute for Investor Protection is a non-partisan, independent academic center that promotes investor protection for the individual consumer and the public, and seeks to shape policy issues affecting investors. The aim of the Institute is to educate investors on the availability of the private remedies Congress and the judiciary envisioned would serve to deter disclosure violations.