Loyola Law School's Celebrated Commitment to Social Justice
is exemplified by its social and criminal justice clinics, which allow students to benefit from the experience of handling live matters of consequence while working toward securing justice for the underserved.
As a Jesuit institution, Loyola Law School stresses the Jesuit tradition of "the service of faith and promotion of justice." The "promotion of justice" requires students to confront the structures of our world that perpetuate poverty and injustice, and to embark on well-planned strategies for making the world more just. Law students are especially well-equipped to promote social justice by using their legal education and knowledge to help the poorest, most vulnerable members of society. These include, among others, at-risk youth; undocumented, indigent immigrants; the wrongfully convicted; victims of human rights abuses; children with learning disabilities; and children prosecuted as adults and sentenced for unconstitutionally long terms. At Loyola Law School's clinics, students advance social justice for such individuals while gaining invaluable hands-on experience helping live clients in a variety of settings.