Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Graduate Law Degree Programs

‌Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD) in Health Law and Policy
The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the highest degree an attorney can earn. SJD candidates conduct original academic research in a particular area of law and complete a dissertation. Loyola offers a concentration of this degree in health law and policy. Recipients of an SJD also hold a Master of Laws (LLM) degree and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree or its equivalent.

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Master of Laws (LLM)
The Master of Laws (LLM) is an advanced law degree that allows specialized study in various areas of the law. Loyola offers this degree in the following concentrations: advocacy, business law, child and family law, global competition lawhealth law, international and U.S. law for foreign lawyers, rule of law for development, and tax law. Recipients of an LLM also hold a Juris Doctor (JD) degree or its equivalent. This degree will offer graduates an opportunity to establish or enhance their careers within legal practice and/or academia.

Master of Jurisprudence (MJ)
The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) is a post-baccalaureate degree that allows professionals to enhance career related skills through the study of the laws, governmental policy, and the legal system. This degree is designed to infuse career based knowledge with legal education. Loyola offers this degree in the follow concentrations: business law, children’s law and policy, global competition law, and health law. Recipients of this degree have professional experience in the fields of business, child and family services, and health care. Students are offered an opportunity to become more effective in legal communication, to understand how the law relates and impacts their particular career fields, and to enhance their career opportunities as they continue to grow and develop within their respective industries. Students complete the MJ as an online study.