Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Practical Lawyering Skills

A skills class is one that offers substantial instruction in the professional skills generally regarded as necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession. All J.D. students are required to complete the skills course requirement prior to graduation. To fulfill this requirement, students may take a single two credit course, or two one credit courses. Students have a wide range of course options designed to promote fundamental lawyering skills. Each semester's registration packet designates all course offerings that satisfy the skills class requirement. In addition, students receive information about this course requirement as part of regular curriculum counseling sessions conducted by the administration. Students receive credit in all skill courses.