Loyola University Chicago
For over 100 years, the School of Law has offered excellence in legal education to men and women from across the country and around the world. The school's innovative, broad-based curriculum draws on the interdisciplinary strengths of Loyola University Chicago to train tomorrow's lawyers to be counselors, planners, mediators, arbitrators, judges, policy makers and litigators.
Today, nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the School of Law take advantage of classes taught by full-time faculty and by part-time faculty who are practicing attorneys in greater Chicago. Law classes take place in the Philip H. Corboy Loyola Law Center, 25 E. Pearson St., on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, just off North Michigan Avenue, Chicago's Magnificent Mile. The Law Center features classrooms and lecture halls equipped with the latest technology, facilities for legal clinics and a courtroom for practice.
Students can complement their studies by joining one or more of the more than 30 student-run organizations, or working on one of the school's six distinguished law publications. The School of Law offers an atmosphere that encourages learning while nurturing personal growth through the Jesuit ideals of service and ethics.
Law students at Loyola build strong relationships with the faculty that last well beyond their years at the school. As a result, alumni feel a strong bond to the School of Law and to each other, as demonstrated by their active participation as mentors, and as coaches and judges for student competitions. Alumni also generously support scholarships and other activities at the school.
Loyola University Chicago’s promise is “preparing people to lead extraordinary lives,” and it is a promise that is reflected in everything we do at the School of Law.
We are part of a Jesuit educational heritage, that while welcoming students and faculty of all faith traditions, emphasized academic excellence, ethics, and an active commitment to justice. We believe that the law is a force for positively changing society, and service to others is a theme that runs through all our efforts—inside and outside the classroom.
Our students consistently rate our faculty as exceptionally caring and approachable, resulting in a very supportive environment that helps our students succeed. In additional to challenging classroom learning, our students take advantage of multiple hands-on experiences in our clinics and through externships. Our expanded international curriculum and study-abroad programs provide solid preparation for the increasingly global practice of law, and our national recognized Centers of Excellence bring together teaching, research, service, and public policy efforts in child and family law, health law, advocacy, and other specialty areas in which Loyola leads.
Long recognized as a leader in legal education, Loyola prepares students to meet the legal professional’s constantly evolving needs—and looks toward the legal trends of tomorrow.