Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Master of Laws in Child and Family Law

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 in Child and Family Law

Format: Online

Program Description:

What defines a family? How are children's rights evolving? The practice of child and family law requires both a sensitive manner and a discerning legal mind. The Master of Laws (LLM) in Child and Family Law degree program is designed to sharpen and inform both needs. We offer a comprehensive study of the latest in child law trial practice and legislation, international rights for children, adoption law, and domestic violence.

The opportunity to work closely with nationally-recognized faculty members and experienced practitioners in the field means you'll be well-versed in this evolving discipline.

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

Knowledge
You will demonstrate advanced knowledge of legal rules and procedures in the fields of child and family law.

Skills

You will be able to:    

  • Conduct complex and specialized legal research and analysis;
  • Engage in scholarship that contributes to the greater understanding of law and policy as it affects children and families;
  • Understand how child development and family dynamics influence child and family law and policy;
  • Effectively compare perspectives on issues facing children and families in a global environment;
  • Comprehend the historical, socio-economic and cultural context in which child and family laws, policies and practices are developed and implemented;
  • Identify and articulate areas in which laws and policies should be improved to promote positive outcomes for children, families and communities; and
  • Appreciate the unique legal and ethical needs and circumstances of child and adolescent clients.

Professional Values
You will be prepared to exercise proper professional responsibilities to your clients and serve as a leader in promoting the legal needs of children and families.

 

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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