Students will complete 24 credits of coursework over a period of one or two years. Courses will combine lectures, faculty demonstrations, and student presentations, including simulated depositions, jury trials, oral arguments, arbitrations, and mediations. The program will provide an opportunity for both aspiring and experienced litigators to develop and perfect their skills.
This program is suited to both recent graduates who wish to sharpen the litigation skills they developed in a J.D. program, and those who have been in practice and wish to refocus their careers towards litigation.
Compliment to our J.D. Advocacy Certificate Program
Loyola's advocacy certificate is a way for J.D. students to set themselves apart from other J.D students by committing themselves to developing litigation skills. The LL.M. program begins where the J.D. certificate program leaves off, offering a chance to hone litigation skills at a higher level, and to take courses which cover the litigation process in a more in-depth manner. If students who have received their J.D. at Loyola have taken some of the elective LL.M. courses, we may allow some of those credits to count towards their LL.M.
24 credit hours
Full-time Students: 1 Year; Part-time Students: 2 Years All students must complete 12 credits of required courses, listed below. The remaining 12 credits must be completed from a list of elective Advocacy courses. Different courses will be offered each semester.
The full-time J.D. program can be completed in three academic years; the part-time program takes longer. A part-time student in good standing may apply to transfer to the full-time program after the first year and complete the degree requirements within three years. Full-time students are permitted to take elective courses in the evening, and part-time students may take elective courses in the day. After the first year, a student may transfer from one division of the School of Law to another with the dean's permission. A division transfer is permitted only once in a student's law school career.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission