Loyola Chicago to offer LL.M. and masters in Global Competition Law

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law is launching the first online-only master’s program in Global Competition Law for lawyers and working professionals in the field.

The school’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies will offer a LL.M. for attorneys and a Master of Jurisprudence for non-lawyer professionals.

“Competition and antitrust laws have become increasingly complex on a global scale,” said Spencer Waller, director of Loyola’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. “We’re excited to offer these flexible programs to professionals around the world who are interested in exploring the impact of antitrust law enforcement internationally, while earning a Loyola degree.”

To facilitate learning for busy professionals, regardless of location, all courses offered in these two-year, part-time online programs are asynchronous, meaning students can take classes on their schedule.

Required classes in the first year include Principles of Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Law and Economics, as well as International and Comparative Competition Law. In the second year of coursework, students must take four electives and may complete an optional LL.M. thesis.

Both programs will include faculty who are former enforcement officials, professors, and practitioners.

Applications are now being accepted for fall 2015 enrollment, and merit-based and specialized scholarships are available.