Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time Juris Doctor

Address:

820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

Phone:

1-312-915-8900

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Full-Time Juris Doctor

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Loyola's Juris Doctor (JD) program combines the academic rigor you expect with the practical experience you'll need to rise above the competition. Working with our nationally-recognized faculty, you'll learn to effectively apply the law to real-world scenarios. As a Loyola graduate, you'll be prepared for practice from day one, ready to meet (and exceed) the demands of prospective clients and employers.

Upon graduation with a JD degree from Loyola, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values necessary to commence the ethical practice of law:

Knowledge

You will be proficient in substantive and procedural law, including the influence of the administrative state, political institutions, and other academic disciplines.

Skills

You will be able to:

  • Utilize skills derived from participation in supervised live-client experiences, externships, or litigation and transactional practice simulations, such as interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, fact development and analysis, problem solving, design thinking, trial practice, document drafting, and collaborative work
  • Determine your clients' needs and objectives
  • Determine relevant facts and understand their relevance to your client's legal position
  • Conduct legal research
  • Analyze and apply relevant legal principles
  • Find solutions to legal problems
  • Communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

Professional Values

You will have a solid foundation that will prepare you to use your knowledge and skills to promote truth, justice, and the rule of law. You will be able to:

  • Integrate professional values
  • Exercise ethically responsible judgment in your legal practice and your work within the legal system
  • Understand the rules, ethics, and values of the legal profession, such as honesty, civility and work-ethic
  • Know the significance of a commitment to your clients and to the legal system
  • Understand the importance of using your knowledge and skills in the service to those less fortunate and in need of legal assistance
     

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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