Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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As a Jesuit law school, Loyola is committed to the notion of using the law for public service.

"Social justice goes to the core of our mission as a Jesuit catholic institution," said Dean Michael Kaufman. 

As a result, its law centers are among the largest and best known throughout the nation. Its child law and health law centers in particular prepare students to excel in these areas of advocacy. It has one of the top ranked health law programs in the nation. 

Among its innovations is the school’s commitment to experiential learning, giving every student a chance to tackle a clinic, participate in an externship or try simulation coursework. It is one of the leaders in offering simulation courses. 

It recently revamped its part-time program into a weekend program, where students attend classes on 14 weekends, and take online classes in between. It is one of only four schools that offers that much distance education. 

"We are committed to make the part-time program identical to the regular program, except for schedule," Kaufman said. "This is part of the future of legal education. The recession required us to take stock, and we became innovative."

Loyola’s century-old commitment to the study of law also has given it the reputation for producing some of the best litigators and trial attorneys in the area. It also has one of the most active alumni groups — known as the Circle of Advocates — that helps mentor and provides programming for students.

Students appreciate the school’s campuses in international cities such as Rome and Beijing, as well as programs in London, France and Strasberg.


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75th Percentile1603.53
25th Percentile1543.02
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$35,492$35,492
Living Expenses
Median grant$20000
Percent receiving grants83.90%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 85.80%
NJ Employment71.2
Bar Passage79.40%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2016: Practical Training: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Law and Procedure
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy