Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Health Law Campus Courses

458: Canon Law Seminar

Credit Hours



Canon law plays a central role in determining how the Catholic Church handles the broad spectrum of issues involved in the daily management of a worldwide multinational organization that includes dioceses, parishes, colleges, universities, grade schools, high schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other charitable entities. Examples of these issues involve personnel and real estate matters, rights and duties of the Christian faithful, professional misconduct, foreign religious workers, the administration of ecclesiastical goods, mergers and joint ventures, and, of course, marriage and family law, especially divorces and annulments. This Canon Law Seminar should be of particular interest for students interested in the management of Catholic institutions. This course will be conducted as a seminar in which students will be invited to write a research paper and make a classroom presentation on some issue of canon law.