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Future LLM Students

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

7214 St. Charles Avenue, Box 901, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Phone: 504.861.5797 | Fax: 504.861.5739
Email: bmbennet@loyno.edu | Website: law.loyno.edu/llm-united-states-law, law.loyno.edu/individualized-study-llm-us-jd-graduates

Introduction

Law school exterior—a tall white building. Deciduous trees are in view.Whatever your career goal, Loyola College of Law can help you get there. We provide you with a unique opportunity to earn certificates in both Civil and Common Law. These certificates offer you a world of flexibility to practice in Louisiana, across the country, or around the globe. And with the combination of a rigorous and diverse curriculum taught by our esteemed faculty and the practical experience of our Law Clinic, nationally renowned Skills program, externships, and study-abroad offerings, you’ll be ready to join Loyola’s distinguished alumni in their pursuit of justice and dedication to service.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Catholic institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition. The College of Law was established in 1914 and approved by the ABA in 1931. It has been a member of the AALS since 1934.

Law School Enrollment

  • Total law school enrollment: 475
  • Full-time: 370
  • Part-time: 94
  • LLM: 11

Physical Facilities

Loyola University has two campuses, located approximately five miles from the historic French Quarter. The 20-acre main campus, in the heart of the uptown residential community, faces the nationally recognized Audubon Park and Zoo, featuring beautiful 100-year-old oak trees and bird sanctuaries. The 4.2-acre Broadway campus is the home of the College of Law and the Broadway Building, which houses the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.

The law library’s collection of 371,000 volumes and microform equivalents supports the curriculum and research needs of the students, alumni, and lawyers in the area. In addition to conventional resources, the library has extensive computer facilities in place to access information outside its confines. The Online Catalog Library Center service permits the library to access a national bibliographic database of over 10 million publications. The law library houses remote-controlled viewing/listening rooms, a computerized legal research room, and two computer labs equipped with personal computers on a network with access to the Internet, LexisNexis, Westlaw, email, and other computer resources.

Housing

On-campus housing is available for graduate law students. Additionally, there are numerous private housing opportunities in the surrounding areas. For housing inquiries and assistance, please contact

Brian Bennett
Phone: 504.861.5797
Email: bmbennet@loyno.edu

LLM Programs/Areas of Specialization

LLM in United States Law for International Students

Students listen to their professor give a lecture. Some students have laptops opened in front of them; others, notepads and paper.The LLM in United States Law is primarily (but not exclusively) designed for lawyers who have obtained their first degree in law from a law school in a civil law country. Because of Louisiana’s unique civil law system, the only one among the 50 states in the country, Loyola College of Law has nurtured a group of distinguished civil law and common law faculty members. Our faculty members can help our LLM students from civil law and common law systems to gain a better understanding of both systems. By understanding both, our LLM graduates can become more proficient in those areas of their future practice when they interact with US lawyers, businessmen, government officials, or other legal institutions.

Students wishing to apply for Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s LLM in United States Law for International Students must submit the following items:

  • a completed application form—the priority application deadline for spring admission is October 1; the priority application deadline for fall admission is June 1. We will continue accepting applications based on space availability after the deadline.
  • transcripts of first law degree translated and evaluated through LSAC or other evaluation service
  • current curriculum vitae
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • a signed certification for electronic applications
  • proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS score or waiver request)

Individualized Study LLM for US JD Graduates

Students listen to a professor give a lecture. The room layout is the same as in the previous photo; however, the professor is different.Our new Individualized Study LLM for US JD Graduates is designed for US law graduates who already have a JD degree and desire further specialized training. The program will allow students to specialize by following the course requirements of the various certificate programs available to our JD students. We offer certificates in the following areas: Civil Law, Common Law, International Legal Studies, Environmental Law, Social Justice, Law Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Upon successful completion, a student will secure the LLM degree and the applicable certificate. However, a student may earn the LLM degree without obtaining a certificate.

Louisiana is the only mixed jurisdiction state in the country. This means that Loyola is one of just a few schools that can offer certificates in Common and Civil Law. This will provide you with added flexibility in deciding where to practice—whether it is in Louisiana, elsewhere in the United States, or in other civil law jurisdictions around the world.

Students wishing to apply for Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Individualized Study LLM for US JD Graduates must submit the following items:

  • a completed application form—the priority application deadline for spring admission is October 1; the priority application deadline for fall admission is June 1. We will continue accepting applications based on space availability after the deadline.
  • all college and law school transcripts
  • current curriculum vitae
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • a signed certification for electronic applications

Practical Information

  • Tuition rate: $1,393 per credit hour, plus applicable student fees
  • Graduation requirement: 24 credit hours, traditionally completed in one academic year

Financial Aid

Loans may be available for qualifying students. Please contact our Office of Law Financial Aid and Scholarships at lafinaid@loyno.edu for more information.

Scholarships may also be available from Loyola based on merit and need. Students applying for such scholarships should obtain a form from Brian Bennett (bmbennet@loyno.edu).

Student Services and Organizations

Loyola College of Law and Loyola University offer a wide array of programs and services that contribute to a complete educational experience, including

  • Academic Success Program
  • Center for International Education
  • Center for International and Comparative Programs (Law)
  • Student Health Services
  • University Counseling Center
  • Recreational Sports
  • Instructional Resources Department
  • University Ministry
  • Whelan Children’s Center
  • Montage Concert Series

Our LLM students will enjoy access to multiple student organizations, including three legal fraternities. Other student organizations include the Student Bar Association, International Law Society, Environmental Law Society, and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

Career Development Office

Our Career Development Office will assist all of our students, including LLM students and alumni, in assessing their interests and values and in defining and achieving their career aspirations. The Career Development Office educates law students and alumni regarding their professional development in the practice of law and the methods of achieving career ambitions as well as in employment options that exist for those in possession of a JD or LLM degree. By cultivating relationships with legal employers, alumni, and other members of the legal community, the Career Development Office develops employment opportunities for law students and alumni.

Office of Legal Skills and Experiential Learning

Our LLM students are invited and encouraged to participate in Loyola’s complementary skills courses. This curriculum gives students an opportunity to learn necessary skills for lawyering, such as factual investigation and counseling, trial practice, communication and negotiation, administrative boards, and law office management. Courses are taught by experienced practitioners, judges, and faculty dedicated to enriching the skills curriculum through their experience and knowledge.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact

Brian Bennett
Coordinator of External Affairs and Graduate Studies
Loyola University College of Law
7214 St. Charles Avenue, Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504.861.5797
Fax: 504.861.5739
Email: bmbennet@loyno.edu

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