Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration

In 2010, Loyola Law School launched its Advocacy Institute, a program designed to give the next generation of Loyola students the practical skills demanded by the market, while fostering Loyola's mission of upholding the highest standards of ethics, promoting the fair administration of justice, and facilitating our commitment to serving the community. While Loyola's renowned advocacy teams, experienced doctrinal and skills faculty, and extensive advocacy-related course offerings already set it apart in lawyering skills training, the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration Program is a new academic component of Loyola's Advocacy Institute, which will provide a comprehensive and unique academic experience.

Students who complete the program will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a civil litigation setting. An important component of the Concentration Program is the Civil Litigation Skills Practicum, a two-semester course allowing students to participate in the planning and execution of each major phase of pre-trial litigation through a simulated client representation. Further, as a capstone experience, all students will participate in an externship or similar intensive integrated opportunity allowing them to see the application of those skills to real life disputes.

Program Benefits:

  • Individual student/faculty course counseling
  • Extensive lawyering skills course offerings
  • Opportunity to "litigate" a simulated civil dispute
  • Opportunity to draft litigation documents under faculty supervision
  • Practitioner-in-residence programs
  • Judge-in-residence programs
  • Priority registration for Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration events
  • Designation on transcript upon successful completion
  • Opportunity for honors recognition upon graduation