The Loyola College of Law is one of the few schools in the country that offers curricula in both civil and common law, giving you options of practicing law in Louisiana, across the country, or around the world. Four joint degree programs and seven certificates (as of fall 2021) in specialized fields will give you the knowledge and credentials you need to practice the type of law that interests you most. And because we know that for some students going to law school full-time is not an option due to life's demands, we offer part-time night and day programs so you can get your degree on your terms.
Juris Doctorate Degree
Loyola has been educating practice-ready attorneys for over 100 years. Join our committed and caring community of faculty, staff, and students in one of the world's greatest cities.
LL.M. Programs for U.S. Lawyers
Loyola's LL.M. program offers U.S. attorneys the opportunity to specialize in Health Law, Environmental Law, or Immigration Law - or design and individualized curriculum under the guidance of Loyola's dedicated faculty.
LL.M. for International Lawyers
Loyola has a rich tradition of educating lawyers in both the civil law and common law traditions, giving you added flexibility in deciding where to practice, whether in Louisiana, other parts of the United States, or internationally.
M.A. in Environmental Law & Health Law and Compliance
The M.A. programs at the College of Law are designed to give non-lawyer professionals a fundamental understanding of the highly regulated fields of healthcare and environmental law.
Here's why we're unique.
Mixed jurisdiction of Louisiana • Dedicated faculty mentors • Personalized career services • Small legal research and writing classes • Internships, special projects and public interest activities • experiential learning starting in the first year • Overseas summer programs • Strong student organizations • The City of New Orleans
What's "Experiential Learning"?
One of the most important aspects of Loyola's Jesuit education is experiential learning. In the first year, students research, write and advocate for clients in simulated cases as part of the Lawyering Program. By the third year, students are working with real clients and trying real cases.
Through coursework and while participating in intramural and intercollegiate moot court and trial advocacy competitions, students build and perfect the art of persuasive oral advocacy and the skills of proficient brief writing.
Externships give students the opportunity to combine classroom learning with real legal practice. Students earn course credit while placed with judges, government agencies, and legal nonprofits across the region.
In the Law Clinic, students practice under the supervision of faculty in areas including immigration, family, children’s rights, criminal defense, workplace justice, prosecution, technology and legal innovation, and community justice.
When our graduates leave us, they leave with the real-world experience they need to start their careers.
Develop specialized expertise with a certificate.
The College of Law offers seven (as of fall 2021) certificates to students wishing to develop specialized expertise in a particular area of law. Certificates are awarded to students who have completed all requirements for graduation with additional course work in their chosen area(s) of expertise.
Get the individualized attention you need and maximize your academic strengths through presentations, workshops, skills seminars, study groups and one-on-one tutorials.
Bar Exam Preparation
Loyola offers courses, lectures, workshops and individual tutoring for students and alumni in their preparation for any bar examination.
Enjoy a world of opportunities when you study abroad.
Our Summer Legal Studies programs take students to Austria, Greece, Panama and China to gain a more holistic appreciation and understanding of law by immersing them in the legal systems and cultures of their host countries.