Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a relatively small, urban, Jesuit law school situated inside a much larger research-oriented university. Founded nearly 100 years ago, the school is located in downtown Chicago near the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue. The school’s Jesuit affiliation has helped it affirm its conviction that law is a service profession, and that law students and graduates should be provided with opportunities to use their skills to assist the vulnerable and disadvantaged. These important factors provide the underpinnings behind LUC’s advocacy of “legal education on a human scale.”
Below is the 3 page transcript of our interview with the law school’s admissions staff on November 6, 2003.
What new changes are occurring on campus and how is Loyola University Chicago School of Law evolving?
We are celebrating the following achievements within the law school:
- 20th Anniversary of our Community Law Clinic
- 20th Anniversary of the Institute for Health Law
- 20th Anniversary of Dean Nina S. Appel, and Associate Deans Thomas Haney and James Faught in their positions.
- 10th Anniversary of the Child and Family Law Center
Are you seeing any early indications of how this year’s application volume may compare to the 2002-2003 season?
Applications are slightly ahead of last year.
How about the demographic make up of the applicant pool?
About 40% of entering class is from out of state, representing 26 states for Fall, 2003.
Your school has both full-time day students and part-time day and evening students. How much interaction occurs between these different groups and do they feel they get opportunities to learn from each other?
During orientation, there are a number of events combining the two groups. There is significant interaction after the first year of course work, since many of the electives are offered in the evening, and the two groups blend from that time on. In addition, participation in co-curricular activities, such as journals, student organizations, trial teams is composed of all students.
What other degrees does the Law School offer in addition to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree?
- Masters of Jurisprudence (M.J.) in Child and Family Law; Health Law; and Business Law
- L.L.M. in Child and Family Law; Health Law; and Tax
- S.J.D. and D.Law in Health Law
About 3% of our students continue for an L.L.M subsequent to or as part of the accelerated option.
Is there a difference in the acceptance rates of applicants under the Early Notification Option and those who apply after January 15?