Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Joseph Tennial

“There are many things to like about the Weekend JD program, but best of all is its flexibility.”

Joseph Tennial
Chicago, IL

BS in Psychology and Pre-Law
Xavier University of Louisiana

United States Senate, Office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Why did you decide to attend Loyola’s Weekend JD program?
I was initially attracted to Loyola’s Weekend JD program because of its reputation and unconventional model, which I thought would be great for me as a part-time student.  However, I was most impressed by the outreach of the law school community, who immediately made me feel welcomed, and provided continuous communication and support throughout the entire admissions process. 

What do you like best about the program?
There are many things to like about the weekend program, but best of all is its flexibility.  The bi-weekly class schedule, coupled with online learning, allows me the freedom to create a schedule that’s best for me any given week.

What do you plan to do with your law degree?
I certainly want to practice, however, I’ve yet to decide between criminal or international law.

What advice can you give prospective students interested in applying to Loyola’s Weekend JD program?
I encourage every prospective student to reach out to Admissions, current students, and alumni.  As I learned during this process, everyone at the law school wants you to succeed and will continuously provide invaluable resources to help you make the best decisions.

In five words or less, describe Loyola University Chicago School of Law
A community invested in you.

Other information (hobbies, interests, family, etc.):
I enjoy traveling, discovering new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

Meet students from Loyola’s Weekend JD Program

Students enrolled in our Weekend JD program bring a wealth of experience and perspectives.

David Grady

Clarendon Hills, IL

“The technology Loyola utilizes outside of the classroom allows students to study at times that fit their busy schedules.”


Alexandrya Black

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

“As a wife and mother with a full-time career, attending law school did not seem possible for me, but Loyola’s Weekend JD program opened an exciting door.”


Joseph Tennial

Chicago, IL

“There are many things to like about the Weekend JD program, but best of all is its flexibility.”


Ebru Basaran-Shull

Ankara, Turkey

“This program gives me the opportunity to pursue a JD degree, continue on with my career, and maintain balance in my personal life.”