Certificate in Social Justice

The Social Justice Certificate Program aims to recognize and enhance Loyola’s core mission of advancing social justice and pursuing academic excellence through the Jesuit ideals.  Through hands-on experience and focused academic study, students will be better positioned to effectively advocate for social justice in non-profit and government settings, as well as provide a strong signal of a student’s commitment to social justice to fellowship programs and future employers.  The experiential component requires that students complete the equivalent of one academic year of supervised legal work addressing the needs of the poor and marginalized.  The doctrinal component focuses on the legal and policy frameworks that structure rights and access for the poor and marginalized.


Social Justice Certificate faculty members are committed to assisting students interested in public service. The Certificate Program will also contribute to our rich community of public service here at Loyola Law through partnerships with faculty, staff, and students.

Andrea Armstrong, Professor of Law


Robert A. Garda, Jr., Fanny Edith Winn Distinguished Professor of Law


William P. Quigley, Director of the Law Clinic and Gillis Long Poverty Law Center


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Audit Sheet
Fact Sheet

Additional Resources

Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
Gillis Long Poverty Law Center
The Office of Skills and Experiential Learning