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Loyola University Chicago (School of Law)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. Our mission is to educate diverse, talented students to be responsible leaders in a rapidly changing, interdependent world, to prepare graduates who will be ethical advocates for justice and the rule of law, and to contribute to a deeper understanding of law and legal institutions through a commitment to research, scholarship and public service. (Adopted by the law faculty, 2002).

For nearly 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 Maguire Hall, located at One East Pearson Street, on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, just off North Michigan Avenue, Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Our facility is dedicated to the law school with classrooms, lecture halls, offices, walk-up computers, facilities for legal clinics and a courtroom for practice. The School of Law moved to the new Law Center in June 2005.

In addition, student 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.
Law students at Loyola build relationships with their teachers that last well beyond their years at the school. As a result, alumni feel a strong bond to the school and each other as demonstrated by their active participation as mentors, or as coaches and judges for student competitions. Alumni also provide financial support to scholarships and other activities at the school.
Beyond the academic structure, the school offers an atmosphere that encourages learning while nurturing personal growth through the Jesuit ideals of service and ethics.

Loyola's curriculum is structured around a core curriculum and an extensive elective curriculum.

The core curriculum consists of required courses in first and second years, in addition to a course in Professional Responsibility in a student's final year. The core curriculum is designed to insure that all students receive a complete grounding in subjects that the faculty have decided constitute the firm foundation upon which every lawyer in every area of legal practice must build.

The elective curriculum allows students to choose courses that will advance them in their own particular career goals. The elective curriculum is unusually extensive, particularly in areas in which Loyola has established centers of excellence: health law, child and family law, and advocacy. In addition to these offerings in specialized areas of legal practice, Loyola provides its students with many opportunities to investigate and reflect upon the historical, philosophical, moral and social dimensions of the law.

Students may elect to participate in certificate programs in certain areas, upon the completion of established requirements. The faculty have established these programs to allow students to develop their interest in and exposure to a particular area of law in a structured way.

School name:Loyola University ChicagoSchool of Law
Address:One E. Pearson Street
Zip & city:IL 60611 Illinois

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