Loyola University Chicago

School of Law



The Online LLM in Global Competition Law degree is a 20-credit program that can be completed on a part-time basis in two calendar years.  All students must complete 12 required credits and 8 elective credits in order to receive the LLM degree.  LLM students may prepare a thesis under the direction of a Loyola faculty member in lieu of one of their elective courses. 

Students take two courses each semester.  Required courses must be completed during the first year of the program.  LLM students choosing to do a thesis should take the LLM Thesis Project in the final term of the program. Students are also encouraged to come to Loyola's Chicago campus during their tenure in the program for Education Immersion Weekends.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

All Global Competition Law LLM students must take these required courses, totaling 12 credits:

Fall Semester (Year 1)

  • 852 - Principles of Competition Law (3) (Online)
  • 853 - Intellectual Property Survey (3) (Online)

Spring Semester (Year 1)

  • 854 - Law & Economics of Competition (3) (Online)
  • 855 - International and Comparative Antitrust Law (3) (Online)

Elective Courses

All LLM students must take 8 elective credits from these groups in their second year in the program.

Fall Semester (Year 2)

Two of the following courses:

  • 865 - Corporate Compliance (2) (Online)
  • 868 - U.S. Antitrust Law (2) (Online)
  • 871 - European Union Competition Law (2) (Online)

Spring Semester (Year 2)

  • 867 - Chinese/Indian Comp Law (2) (Online)
  • 873 - Institutions and Enforcement (2) (Online)
  • 869 - International Cartel Regulation (2) (Online)
  • 870 - LLM thesis (2) (Online)

Educational Immersion Weekends
In order to reinforce online learning objectives and foster communication between students and faculty, all online Global Competition Law LLM students are invited to come to Loyola's Chicago campus during their tenure in the program for an Education Immersion Weekend (EIW). During the EIW, held in April of each year, students gather in person to workshop their thesis topics and present finished theses to faculty committees, attend the annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium with national and international legal experts, participate in graduation celebrations, and network and socialize with students, faculty, and alumni. Students are responsible for all travel and lodging expenses but most meals and entertainment will be provided.