Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. The school has designed this specialization 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. Loyola's renowned advocacy teams, experienced doctrinal and skills faculty, and extensive advocacy-related course offerings set the school apart in lawyering skills training.
Students who complete the LLM Specialization in Criminal Justice will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a criminal prosecution or defense setting.
The Criminal Justice Specialization will be recognized upon the satisfactory completion of 18 units of coursework. This includes 12 units of required courses and 6 units of electives.
Sample Course Schedule
- Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (2 units)
- Criminal Law Motion Practice (3 units)
- Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes (2 units)
- Death Penalty Law Seminar (2 units)
- Fact Investigation (2 units)
- Federal Courts (3 units)
- Habeas Corpus Litigation Seminar (2 units)
- International Criminal Law & Policy (3 units)
- Law and Genocide (2 units)
- Law and the Use of Force (3 units)
- Race, Class, and Criminal Justice (2 units)
- Sentencing and Post-Conviction: Problems & Remedies (2 units)
- White Collar Crime Seminar (2 units)