Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#7 in Healthcare Law
#6 in Part-time Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at Loyola University Chicago has an application deadline of March 1. Its tuition is full-time: $40,582 per year and part-time: $30,642 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 13.7:1. The School of Law at Loyola University Chicago has 190 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Loyola University Chicago has a highly ranked healthcare law specialty program, as well as a well regarded part-time law option for students. Law students looking to complete a dual degree have options through other university departments, with programs including a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business and a J.D./Master of Social Work with the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. For students seeking legal training without the intention of becoming a practicing lawyer, the School of Law offers a unique online Master of Jurisprudence degree in Children’s Law and Policy.
J.D. students have a variety of ways to get hands on legal training, whether through legal clinics, including the federal tax clinic and the health justice project, or school-coordinated externships. There are also school initiatives to consider, such as the Law and Religion program and a Life After Innocence project that works to help wrongly convicted inmates readjust to society with free legal help and skills training. In addition, the law school operates a variety of centers and institutes, including the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, which is home to the Center for Catholic Health Care and Sponsorship, and the Civitas ChildLaw Center, which includes the International Children’s Rights Initiative and the ChildLaw Policy Institute.
For extracurricular involvement, Loyola University Chicago students can check out more than 30 clubs and organizations, as well as law reviews including the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and the Loyola Consumer Law Review.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$0|
|Part-time program application fee||$0|
|Admissions Phone||(312) 915-7170|
|Full- and part-time faculty||190|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||274|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $40,582 per year
|Room and board||$13,950|
|Employed at graduation 2||33.1%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$62,058|
|Median public service starting salary||$33,900|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||397,631|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data