Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Certificate in Transactional Law

Loyola University Chicago School of Law has developed a structured transactional law curriculum that provides valuable training for students who ultimately enter a transactional law focused practice. The corporate and business law faculty have identified a core curriculum that provides thorough study of the fundamentals in the major areas of transactional law. In addition, the Certificate in Transactional Law has been designed to allow students who are also interested in pursuing the Certificate in Tax Law to earn both.

Each student who completes this core transactional law curriculum with a grade point average of 3.0 or better will be awarded a Certificate in Transactional Law with the JD degree. The Certificate in Transactional Law enables Loyola JD students to convey the depth of their training to the transactionally focused law departments of firms of all sizes.

Required Courses

Students who wish to earn the Certificate in Transactional Law must complete the following core transactional law curriculum:

Elective Courses

Students who wish to earn the Certificate in Transactional Law must select two (2) elective courses from among the following offerings:

Applying for the Certificate in Transactional Law

If you are scheduled to graduate, please click here to download an application form.

Here's how to get started:

  1. You must take Federal Income Tax in the Fall of your 2L year and Corporate & Partnership Tax in the Spring of your 2L year. 
  2. Complete the application form at the beginning of your 3L year and have Professor Dunck or Hanisch sign it before your graduation interview.
  3. Submit the signed form at your graduation interview.

Receiving the Certificate

The certificate will appear as an official comment on the JD transcript, and degree candidates and alumni are free to indicate their certificate status on their resumes and bios. Actual certificates will be given to students at the time that diplomas are distributed, usually 4-6 weeks after the graduation ceremony. Please note that certificate status will not be noted in the commencement program or at the commencement ceremony.