School of Law
820 N. Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Crafting an opening statement. Studying the evidence. Delivering oral arguments. Perfecting these skills (and many more) can transform an attorney into a great advocate. The Masters of Laws (LLM) in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution degree program is designed for practicing attorneys refocusing their careers toward litigation or dispute resolution as well as recent graduates who wish to sharpen the skills developed in a JD or equivalent degree program.
Your coursework combines lectures, faculty demonstrations, and student presentations. And you'll gain invaluable experience through simulated depositions, jury trials, oral arguments, arbitrations, and mediations. All three areas of dispute resolution will be covered.
Upon graduation with an LLM in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution from Loyola, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values:
You will possess advanced knowledge of procedural and evidentiary rules as applied in a litigation setting. You will also gain an in-depth practical understanding of how to conduct a trial and argue an appeal. You will become proficient in various forms of dispute resolution techniques and be able to determine when these types of methods are most appropriately used throughout the litigation process.
You will be able to:
You will be able to ethically counsel clients in all stages of litigation and dispute resolution, including:
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999