Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Program Highlights

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Graduates of Loyola University Chicago School of Law will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values at a level sufficient to commence the practice of law:

Knowledge

Graduates will know and understand substantive and procedural law including the influence of the administrative state, political institutions, and other academic disciplines.

Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  • utilize skills derived from participation in supervised live-client experience, externships, or litigation and transactional practice simulations, such as interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, fact development and analysis, trial practice, document drafting, and collaborative work;
  • determine their clients needs and objectives
  • determine relevant facts,
  • conduct legal research,
  • analyze and apply relevant legal principles,
  • find solutions to legal problems, and
  • communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Professional

Formation Graduates will have a solid foundation that will prepare them to use their knowledge and skills to promote truth, justice, and the rule of law. They will be able to integrate professional values and exercise ethically responsible judgment in their legal practice and their work within the legal system. They will understand the rules, ethics, and values of the legal profession, such as honesty, civility, work-ethic, and the significance of a commitment to one’s clients and to the legal system. They will understand the importance of using their knowledge and skills in the service to those less fortunate and in need of legal assistance.

  • Broad-based curriculum that has become a model of best practices in legal education
  • Learning opportunities in Loyola’s nationally recognized Centers of Excellence in child and family law, health law, and advocacy
  • Outstanding specialty programs in tax law, education law, international law and practice, and intellectual property
  • Individual academic advising from a dean or administrator who will help craft a personal plan of study
  • Individual career counseling and resources to help assess career goals
  • Educational immersion weekends focusing on professional identity and experiential learning.
  • Strong alumni network of more than 11,000 Loyola JD graduates for networking
  • Students enrolled in Loyola University Chicago’s Weekend JD program have access to Baumhart Hall, located directly across the street from law school, for a special rate available each weekend courses are held. Loyola University Chicago is also pleased to offer special rates for Weekend JD students at area hotels.
  • State-of-the art facilities just steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile