Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
Master of Laws (LLM) for International Lawyers Description
Enhance your specialized legal expertise with Loyola University Chicago’s distinguished Master of Laws (LLM) for International Lawyers. Consistently ranked among the top US LLM programs by The International Jurist magazine, Loyola’s international LLM empowers aspiring legal professionals from diverse backgrounds to become effective, ethical advocates for justice and the rule of law.
Flexible and Immersive
Our international LLM program is built on the core principles of academic excellence, affordability, flexibility, and inclusion. As a Loyola student, you will be taught by leading practitioners alongside a diverse and talented community of peers. You will benefit from a rigorous curriculum, small classroom environment, and dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to providing you with the support needed to make the most of your time at Loyola.
Our program offers two distinct tracks: Track I, for foreign lawyers aiming to specialize in American law, and Track II, for those interested in private and public international law. In both tracks, you may choose a certificate focus. As an international LLM student, you will study alongside JD students from the U.S. and will have the option to choose from over 200 courses offered each year. You will also complete two mandatory classes designed to familiarize you with core concepts of the U.S. legal system and legal research and writing methods.
Supporting Student Success
As a Jesuit institution committed to academic excellence and service to others, our focus is on ensuring that each student reaches their full personal and professional potential. Our robust support structure will ensure you are fully integrated into our close-knit community. You’ll have access to resources that include on-campus tutors, workshops on studying techniques and bar exam preparation, networking opportunities, and one-on-one academic and career counseling. You will also be eligible for a generous tuition-reduction program designed to help international students secure the necessary financial resources to advance their careers at Loyola.
Beyond the Classroom
Immersion in U.S. legal and academic culture is about more than just attending classes. As a student in our LLM program, you will be encouraged to engage in wide array of extracurricular activities sponsored by the university. You will have opportunities to visit law firms and legal institutions, join in conferences and public interest projects, become active in student organizations, and participate in advocacy competitions, clinical programs, and legal journals.
Loyola is located in the heart of Chicago, which means you will be immersed in the third-largest legal market in the United States and one of the top ten global financial centers in the world. With access to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and an extensive alumni network, Chicago offers the perfect location for networking and gaining externship and employment experience.
Learn more about how you can boost your career with Loyola University Chicago’s LLM for International Lawyers program. Reach out directly to our Admissions Team at email@example.com.