School of Law
820 N. Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Master of Jurisprudence in Children's Law and Policy
Advocating for children and families takes more than a good heart. You need a firm understanding of the law and an ability to function effectively in the legal system.
The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Children's Law and Policy is a degree program tailored to help nonlegal professionals better serve children and families. Whether your field is social work or education, health care or law enforcement, a deeper knowledge of family law enables you to make a difference while it prepares you for a leadership position.
Upon graduation with an MJ in Children's Law and Policy from Loyola, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values necessary to advocate for children and families:
You will comprehend the basic structure of the American legal system, including the allocation of power among the branches of the federal government and between the federal and state governments. You will also be able to describe the legal relationship among children, families, and the state.
You will be able to:
You will have a solid foundation that will prepare you to use your knowledge and skills to enhance outcomes for children, youth and families and improve child and family-serving systems. You will be able to:
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999