Loyola University Chicago School of Law
On the basis of the cooperation between the Department of Law of the University of Konstanz and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, up to five graduates of the University of Konstanz per academic year may receive a letter of recommendation of the Department of Law in order to apply for the LLM Program for International Lawyers at the Loyola University Chicago.
If admitted to Loyola University Chicago, the tuition of these students is reduced by 50 %.
Content of Study Program
The LLM Program for International Lawyers offers two alternative tracks.
Track 1: Immersion in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
Designed for foreign lawyers who seek to develop an expertise in specific aspects of American law and possibly take a U.S. bar exam, the curriculum teaches the foundations of U.S. law and legal thought and provides a thorough training in legal skills critical to advising clients in the U.S. or globally.
Track 2: International Law with a Certificate Focus
Designed for students interested in private and public international law, students may choose a focus in any of Loyola's specialty areas, all of which include strong international and comparative components: arbitration, mediation, and negotiation; business; child and family; competition; health; human rights; intellectual property; tax; or trade law. An individual focus to match personal academic interests and professional goals may be developed as well.
Students will complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of study over a period of one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). The 2018-2019 tuition rate per credit hour is 1,550 USD, amounting to 37,200 USB total. With the 50 % reduction, 18,600 USD remain.
Please find further information on the website for the LLM Program for International Lawyers.
An application is possible for graduates or students of the University of Konstanz who completed the Erste juristische Prüfung or who are in the final phase of their studies. Please apply for a letter of recommendation at the Department of Law in order to be eligible for the program. With this document, students may apply independently at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Applicants shall document English language proficiency by submitting a TOEFL score of at least 100 ibt (or 7.0 on the IELTS), with fairly evenly distributed sub scores. They should also provide a medical insurance certificate.
It is recommended to apply at the Loyola University Chicago 3 to 5 months before the start of classes.
- In the winter semester, classes start in August/September. It is recommended to apply in March/April.
- In the summer semester, classes start in January. It is recommended to apply in August/September.
At least one additional month before your planned date for the application to the Loyola University Chicago, you should apply for the letter of recommendation at the Department of Law.
If you are interested in the program or have any questions, please contact the LL.M. Coordinator at the Department of Law.