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Degree Programs for International Students

Law is increasingly practiced on a global scale. At Loyola Law, we equip our students to become thoughtful leaders, whether they land in the U.S. or abroad. Our J.D., LL.M., and M.A. programs will give you options--whether you're representing clients in a courtroom or advocating for change in your hometown. You choose the degree that will put you on a path to greatness. 

Life in New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant city on its own, and its legal community is just as active. A number of regional and national firms have offices in New Orleans, as do many large, medium, and boutique law firms based in Louisiana. A major center for the federal and state judicial systems, New Orleans is the perfect place to make connections and launch your legal career. There are plenty of opportunities to learn from practicing attorneys while serving the local community. Get involved with local courts and gain real-world experience.

New Orleans, with its traditions and exciting landscape, serves as the perfect backdrop for learning and working toward justice. In a city known for its festivals, food, architecture, music, and rich history, you will certainly never be bored!


What We Offer

J.D. Program 

Loyola's Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree prepares students from all academic backgrounds to practice law in the United States. Some graduates use their J.D. to become traditional lawyers, while others use it to pursue other professions, like becoming a consultant or teacher. Students complete 90 academic hours over a period of six semesters of full-time study or eight semesters of part-time study. Students can explore a variety of topics, or concentrate on their passion in one of 18 areas of study, including criminal, family, or corporate law.

LL.M. Program

The LL.M. Program is designed for foreign lawyers who seek expertise in American law in general, or who want to focus on Health Law or Environmental Law. Loyola Law places a unique emphasis on comparative and international law due to its location in Louisiana. Because of our state's juncture of laws rooted in Common Law (English) and Civil Law (French) traditions, Louisiana is now considered to be a mixed jurisdiction. The College of Law’s dual curriculum and its geographic location in the international port city of New Orleans also contribute to its global focus. Our LL.M. curriculum is designed to be flexible so that LL.M. candidates can customize their course selections with their professional goals. There are only two required courses in the 24 semester hours needed for completion of the LL.M. degree. 

Master of Arts in Environmental Law

This 30-credit program will prepare you for rewarding roles in environmental sustainability, compliance, and natural resource management. Ideal for recent graduates and working professionals, our dedicated faculty and staff will help you personalize your plan of study according to your career aspirations. Graduates can apply their knowledge across many industries, including business, politics, construction, and more. No GRE or LSAT required to apply.


Master of Arts in Health Law and Administration

The Master of Arts in Health Law and Administration can be completed in as little as one year, and graduates will prepare for careers in healthcare operations, compliance, and non-lawyer risk management. This 30-credit program is ideal for recent graduates or working professionals looking to move up in their careers. A background in business, science, or psychology is ideal but not required. We’ll work with you to create a personalized plan of study to match your specific interests and aspirations. No GRE or LSAT required to apply. 


"The LL.M. for International Lawyers allowed me to connect with several foreign attorneys with similar goals as mine, thus giving us the opportunity to create a tight-knit community of international lawyers interested in practicing in New Orleans."

                                                                                                                   - Cristine Farah, LL.M '22, Quebec, Canada


In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is pleased to offer merit-based tuition scholarships to international students. All applicants are considered for a scholarship during the application process; there is no separate scholarship application process. Most scholarships are renewable, based upon academic performance and honor code conduct while enrolled at Loyola Law. Full tuition scholarship are available. 


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