Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Master of Laws for International Lawyers

Address:

820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

Phone:

1-312-915-8900

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Laws for International Lawyers

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Law is increasingly practiced on a global scale, with attorneys that understand how the laws of their home country and that of the U.S. intersect.

Outstanding lawyers from over 45 countries have chosen Loyola to boost their career with a master's degree. One-on-one academic and career counseling, supportive faculty, and access to worldwide legal networks are just a few benefits of our LLM Program for International Lawyers. And your educational experience will be enhanced by your immersion with U.S. students.

As a Loyola student, you will study with leading practitioners in the same classes as your U.S. peers. You may choose to complete one of two tracks:

Track 1: Immersion in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers

Designed for foreign lawyers who seek to develop an expertise in American law, the rigorous curriculum immerses you in the foundations of U.S. law and legal thought and provides a thorough training in legal skills critical to advising clients in the U.S. or globally. The students in this track plan to sit for a bar exam and/or stay in the US to practice. 

Track 2: International Law with a Certificate Focus

Designed for students interested in private and public international law, you may earn a focus certificate in any of Loyola’s specialty areas, all of which include strong international and comparative components: arbitration, mediation, negotiation; business and corporate; child and family; competition; health; human rights; intellectual property; tax; or trade law. Under the guidance of our engaged international faculty, you also may develop your own focus to match your academic interests and professional goals.

Upon graduation with an LLM from Loyola, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values:

Knowledge

In the Immersion in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers program, you will demonstrate:

  • A foundational understanding of the U.S. legal system and the U.S. substantive and procedural law relevant to your specialty focus
  • Familiarity with the rules of professional ethics
  • An understanding of U.S. legal discourse, case analysis, and legal reasoning

In the International Law with a focus program, you will demonstrate:

  • A foundational understanding of international law from a U.S. perspective and the U.S. substantive and procedural law relevant to your specialty focus
  • A familiarity of cultural issues raised in international and U.S. law
  • An understanding of U.S. legal discourse, case analysis, and legal reasoning

Skills

You will be able to:

  • Use U.S. legal authority and perform legal analysis and problem-solving methods employed by U.S. lawyers
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Legal English, in both written and oral communications
  • Communicate effectively on sophisticated legal topics, both orally and in writing
  • Market your professional skills
  • Demonstrate professionalism consistent with the U.S. legal profession's values and standards

Professional Values
You will be prepared to exercise the professional and practical skills that are essential for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession.
 

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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