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Loyola University Chicago School of Law by Teresa Cajot

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a Jesuit institution that offers full and part-time JD programs, dual degree programs, and advanced degree legal programs. As an affiliate of Loyola University Chicago, the law school offers a broad-based curriculum that pulls from the interdisciplinary resources available through the university. The law school’s mission is to foster the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and a focus on service to others.

The law school’s roots can be traced back to 1870

The School of Law’s Centers and Institutes include

when Loyola University Chicago was established by the

the Beazley Institute for Health and Law Policy, the

Society of Jesus as St. Ignatius College. In 1908, the

Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law,

Lincoln College of Law was founded by several Chicago

the Center for Public Interest Law, the Civitas ChildLaw

attorneys who hoped to establish a union with St.

Center, Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy, the Institute

Ignatius College. These plans fell into place that same

for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and the Institute for

year when St. Ignatius College reorganized into Loyola

Investor Protection.

University. The Lincoln College of Law was established as the Loyola University Law Department. Classes were

With more than 30 student-run organizations,

only offered on a part-time basis until 1921 when the

Loyola offers ample social, networking, and learning

law school officially opened a full-time day division.

opportunities. Student organizations include the

In 1924 the School of Law became a member of the

American Bar Association, the Arts and the Law

Association of American Law Schools and the following

Society, the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Evening

year it received American Bar Association accreditation.

Students Association, the Hellenic Bar Association, the Loyola Pipeline Project, the Reproductive Issues

Today the School of Law is located within the Philip H.

Society, the Securities Law Society, and many

Corboy Loyola Law Center on the Water Tower Campus.


The School of Law, which boasts nearly 1,000 students, offers certificates in health law, tax law, advocacy,

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s publications

public interest, child and family law, and international

consist of the Annals of Health Law, the Children’s

law and practice.

Legal Rights Journal, the Consumer Law Review, the International Law Review, the Loyola Law Review, and

Students are encouraged to gain practical experience

the Public Interest Law Reporter.

through the law school’s clinical offerings which include the Business Law Clinic, the Child and Family

The School of Law offers summer study abroad

Law Clinic, the Community Law Clinic, the Federal

opportunities in China and Rome, as well as other

Tax Clinic, and the Health Justice Project. Additional

opportunities in Chile, England, Africa, India, and

experiential opportunities are available through the


Loyola Externship Program for both full-and part-time students.


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Students and alumni are encouraged to access the

mock interviews, panel presentations, interview

Office of Career Services for a range of professional

programs, and job postings.

development tools including individualized counseling,


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