Loyola University Chicago School of Law

at 25 E Pearson St, Chicago, 60611 United States

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E Pearson St
Chicago , IL 60611
United States
Contact Phone
P: 312-9157549


Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the law school of the Loyola University Chicago, in Illinois. Established in 1909, by the Society of Jesus, the Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago, within walking distance of the Water Tower (only surviving downtown building of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire), the John Hancock Center (one of the tallest buildings in the United States), Holy Name Cathedral and the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue. Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers degrees and combined degree programs, including the S.J.D., the equivalent of the Doctorate Degree in Law. Loyola University Chicago and its Water Tower campus also holds art exhibitions and other cultural events.Admission to Loyola is competitive. The Fall 2011 entering class had a median GPA of 3.37, a median LSAT of 160. The July 2010 Illinois Bar Exam pass rate for first-time test takers was 89%. US News Rankings 2012 ranked it 67th out of 201 ABA approved law schools.According to Loyola's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 48.3% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.AcademicsThere are fourteen major degree programs offered at the School of Law: doctor of jurisprudence, master of laws in either business law, child and family law, health law or tax law. Students may pursue a master of jurisprudence in either business law, child and family law or health law. There are two major doctoral degrees: doctor of juridical sciences in health law and policy which is the highest degree any attorney may obtain in the United States and the doctor of laws . Dual degree programs are offered with the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, Department of Political Science, Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Business .

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