Loyola University Chicago, School of Law offers 8 LLM programs. 4 of the programs are open exclusively to attorneys who have received their JD from a U.S. law school. Also, two are available to attorneys who received their degree in any country. The final two are available exclusively to international students who wish to either practice law in the U.S. or expand their knowledge of U.S. law for practice outside of the country.

LLM in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) - taught

The PROLAW LLM is a practice-oriented degree program for law graduates and lawyers offered at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center in Italy. You'll complete all courses in Italy from September to April and complete your capstone project requirement by June 30 from your home country through online interaction with your project advisor.

Location: John Felice Rome Center in Italy

Single/Double Diploma: Single Diploma

Language: English

Number of Places/Students per year: not specified

Duration:  3 terms – fall, spring, summer

Price/Fee: $1,550.00 - per credit hour

Scholarships: YES  

Accommodation: Most students live in long-stay residences or private apartments close to campus, which is in the Balduina district of Monte Mario. This location is close to public transportation, providing a short, 20-minute ride to the Vatican City or an easy, 40 minute trip to downtown.

Application process for the LLM programs is simple. You can apply at any time for any upcoming open term, if the deadline has not passed. The Admissions Committee will review your file once you have submitted:

To apply to the program, you must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or the international equivalent as well as a primary law degree. Additionally, you should demonstrate an interest or experience in rule of law and governance matters through past work or volunteer experience.

  1. First Step- Period of time : July 1: Application deadline, fall enrollment only
  2. Necessary Docs:
  • APPLICATION FORM - Our online application form is free on the website. You can start the application at any time and return to complete it when you are ready.
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS - You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION - If you supply your referre's email address on the online application form, we will send a personalised link by which to upload the letter.
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE - We want to know your motivation for returning to school, your career aspirations, and how you believe our program will help you meet your goals. You can submit the statement through the online application.
  • RESUME - A current resume or curriculum vitae can be uploaded through the online application.
  1. Additional docs for Non-EU/EEA - NONE
  2. Supplements ( if one master requires )
  • Transcript evaluation. You must submit an official transcript evaluation for all postsecondary schooling outside of the U.S. (except study abroad coursework), regardless of the language of the instruction or transcript
  • English language test requirement. An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum acceptable total score for the Internet Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFl is 100. The minimum acceptable total score for the IELTS exam is 7.0. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. Programs may offer a waiver for the language requirement under certain conditions.

Program Structure:

To earn a PROLAW LLM, you must complete 27 credit hours of coursework, including nine courses and a major rule of law capstone Project.

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