Loyola University Chicago

School of Law


The Online MJ in Global Competition Law degree is a 20-credit program that is designed to 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 MJ degree.  MJ students are not eligible to enroll for a thesis and must complete their degree through elective course work.

Students take two courses each semester.  Required courses must be completed during the first year 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 MJ 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 MJ 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)

Education Immersion Weekends
In order to reinforce online learning objectives and foster communication between students and faculty, all online Global Competition Law MJ 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 late April of each year, MJ students attend the annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium with national and international legal experts, attend LLM thesis presentations and other special programming, 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.