Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Introduction

More than 100 years of academics, justice and service.

In 1914, the Loyola College of Law opened its doors and has been opening the minds of future law professionals ever since. Here, in the halls and classrooms of the college’s Uptown New Orleans campus, we further the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor, pursuit of justice, and service to others through our ABA-accredited civil and common law programs. Federal judges, state and local politicians, law firm partners, corporate attorneys, and executives—they all started their illustrious law careers with a Loyola education. As we begin our second century, we look forward to educating the next generation of legal professionals committed to using the law to make a difference in the world.

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Academics

Start here. Go anywhere.

We know that students have their own unique paths. That’s why the Loyola College of Law offers a wealth of options to fit each student’s goals.

We are one of the few schools in the country that offers curricula in both civil and common law, giving you options of practicing law in Louisiana, across the country, or around the world. Three joint degree programs and nine certificates in specialized fields will give you the knowledge and credentials you need to practice the type of law that interests you most. And because we know that for some students going to law school full-time is not an option due to life's demands, we offer part-time night and day programs so you can get your degree on your terms.

Degree Programs

  • Juris Doctorate Degree
  • LL.M. in United States Law
  • Individualized Study LL.M. for U.S. J.D. Graduates

Combined Degree Programs

  • Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/ Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in Civil Law and Common Law
  • Certificate in Environmental Law
  • Certificate in International Legal Studies
  • Certificate in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
  • Certificate in Social Justice
  • Certificate in Taxation Law
  • Certificate in Immigration and Citizenship Law and Practice
  • Certificate in Health Law

Law Clinic

Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice

Why New Orleans?

New Orleans is a vibrant city on its own, and its legal community is just as active. A number of regional and national firms have offices in New Orleans, as do many large, medium, and boutique law firms based in Louisiana.

The College of Law offers many different areas of focus to serve a diverse population of corporations, entrepreneurs, environmental interests, entertainers, local and federal government agencies, military needs, international interests, families, and the community at large.

New Orleans is also a major center for the federal and state judicial systems. At the state level, it is the home of the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and numerous district courts with civil and criminal jurisdiction. At the federal level, it is the home of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, as well as various federal administrative courts.

New Orleans, with its traditions and exciting landscape, serves as the perfect backdrop for learning and working toward justice.

Museums

New Orleans is home to a number of top-notch museums, including The National World War II Museum, The New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, The Cabildo.

Festivals

Some of the nation's most unique and popular festivals are based in New Orleans, including Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, French Quarter Festival, and dozens more.

Music

Though New Orleans has long been considered the American epicenter of Jazz and Blues music, the city features more than 80 live music venues that play host to folk, Cajun, funk, rock, and R&B music.

Food

New Orleans is the nation's ultimate culinary melting pot! Well over 1,000 restaurants span the Greater New Orleans area. Whether you're looking for Creole and Cajun specialties, traditional Southern home-cooking, cutting-edge gastronomical delights, European-style fare, or the freshest seafood in the South, you'll surely find it in the Big Easy.

Sports

The Crescent City is home to the New Orleans Saints NFL football team, the New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball team, the New Orleans Zephyrs AAA baseball team, and the New Orleans Jesters National Premier League Soccer team. For a full listing of New Orleans sporting teams and events, please visit www.sportsnola.com.

Visit

We invite you to discover Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in person. Please contact Tori Luwisch to schedule an individual visit or group information session to experience the sights and sounds of Loyola and New Orleans.

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LL.M. Program in United States Law for International Students

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA New Orleans

When you commit to coming to the United States for your Master’s of Law (LL.M.) degree, you deserve a school that will show the same amount commitment to you. The LL.M. program at Loyola is designed to bring a personal approach to your studies. With a maximum of 20 students each year, our dedicated faculty and staff can devote all the time and attention you need to get the most out of your time at Loyola. [+]

We take your education personally. When you commit to coming to the United States for your Master’s of Law (LL.M.) degree, you deserve a school that will show the same amount commitment to you. The LL.M. program at Loyola is designed to bring a personal approach to your studies. With a maximum of 20 students each year, our dedicated faculty and staff can devote all the time and attention you need to get the most out of your time at Loyola. Louisiana is the only mixed jurisdiction state in the country, which means 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 that’s in Louisiana, around the United States or almost anywhere in the world. But while you’re in school you will spend the year living in one of the most international and culturally diverse cities in the country: New Orleans. Advantages of Our LL.M. Program What Makes Loyola Unique? Study Civil Law in the Civil Code jurisdiction of Louisiana (like many European, Latin American & Middle Eastern jurisdictions). Also study Common Law (like all other U.S. states, and in the U.K., Canada, Australia & throughout the Commonwealth). Qualify to sit for the New York (common law), Louisiana (civil law) & other U.S. bar exams. Work with an individual faculty mentor assigned to you to help monitor your academic success. Dedicated career services will help you achieve your career goals.... [-]

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