Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

School of Law


Loyola University Chicago accepts applications for the Master of Laws (LLM) in Global Competition Law for the fall term only and admissions decisions are made on an ongoing basis. Early applications are advised and strongly preferred on or before June 1st of the year when the applicant wishes to begin the program. Applications are complete once all supporting documentation has been submitted. The Loyola Admissions Committee seeks applicants who will bring a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to the Global Competition Law program and who aspire to increase their legal knowledge of the business and regulatory landscape in order to more effectively perform in their chosen field. The LLM program attracts talented and motivated lawyers from around the world who appreciate the educational benefits and professional development opportunities a graduate legal education offers.

Application Deadline

Fall Term 
Application Deadline: July 1
Term Begins: late September
Term Ends: early-December  

LLM Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Applicants must possess a minimum of two years of professional experience.

Note: The LLM DOES NOT require the GRE or any other entrance examination as part of the admissions process.

Application Process for LLM Program

- Applications for the Master of Laws (LLM) program are only accepted online. Use the link below to begin the application process.

- There is no fee to apply.

- All applicants are required to provide Loyola with:

1) official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
2) two letters of recommendation from a person familiar with their education or work experience;
3) a current resume or CV; and
4) a 1-2 page essay detailing the applicant’s motivation for applying to the program and how the applicants plans to utilize their graduate degree in Global Competition Law law.

- Applicant files are presented to and reviewed by the Loyola Admissions Committee only after all application materials have been received. Accepted applicants are notified promptly. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management at 312-915-8950 or GradApp@luc.edu.

International Applicants are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts, regardless of what language the instruction or transcript is in, to the Educational Credential Evaluators at http://www.ece.org to determine equivalency to a U.S. degree. If you already have a US law degree, you will be able to skip this evaluation. In addition to the evaluation, which must be sent to Loyola directly from the credential service, you must send one set of transcripts/mark sheets to the address below. Please review all requirements for international applicants.

Supporting Documentation

If you are nearing the admissions deadline, please be aware of these documentation submission shortcuts:

  1. We will accept “unofficial” copies of your transcripts (i.e., those that you may already have in your possession or can easily download from your alma mater’s website) for review purposes only. We must have all official transcripts before you’ll be allowed to register for your second semester classes. Make sure to follow the directions provided in the online application regarding where to send all official transcripts.
  2. Second, you may also submit your resume and personal statement as word or pdf documents via email. 
  3. Finally, your letter writers may submit their recommendations directly via email.

All of these items must be sent via email to both and gradapp@luc.edu. If you have questions, please contact us at 800.424.3986.

Graduate Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Online Application Form
You will be asked to create a login account to access the online application.