Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

Non-Degree Programs

Student-At-Large Program

We’re dedicated to providing lifelong education to attorneys and child and family serving professionals. We are pleased to now offer individuals the flexibility of taking our cutting-edge online courses as a student-at-large. Courses can be taken either for credit or no credit.

A sampling of courses includes:

  • Introduction to the Study of Law and the Legal System
  • Introduction to Children’s Law and Policy
  • Leadership Development
  • Child Welfare Law and Policy
  • Juvenile Justice Law and Policy
  • Family Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Children’s Health Law and Policy 
  • Legislation and Law Reform
  • International Children’s Rights

A complete list of courses and descriptions can be found here.


Tuition is charged on a per-credit hour basis and is based on the University’s current tuition for our degree programs. Current rates, which are the same whether students-at-large are taking courses for credit or no credit, can be found here. Please note that attorneys will pay the LLM rate and non-attorneys will pay the MJ rate.

Credit/No Credit
Courses can be taken for credit or no credit. If you’re considering applying courses towards an MJ or LLM degree, you can take up to 3 courses for credit. Students must successfully complete a course for it to be counted towards our degree programs. Please note that admission to our degree programs is not guaranteed until students complete and meet our application requirements.

Alumni Discount
We support and encourage our alumni to invest in lifelong learning. All Loyola University Chicago School of Law alumni can audit a course as a student-at-large at a 50% tuition discount. Courses must be a class for credit/no-credit

Our online courses are available to all experienced attorneys and health care professionals (except those listed as "for attorneys only" or “with permission”) based on availability and class size. Loyola University Chicago School of Law alumni may also take campus courses subject to approval and availability. A complete list of courses and descriptions can be found here.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit
Upon request, Illinois CLE credit may be available for some campus and online courses. More information will be provided at the time of enrollment.

Contact Us
Still need assistance in determining if a course is right for you, if you have the appropriate experience level or whether to take for credit or no credit? Contact us to answer your questions.