Loyola University Chicago School of Law


Loyola University Chicago School of Law is an ideal place to start your legal career. Loyola offers academic excellence and intellectual openness, with emphasis on service to others. Dedicated to preparing you for professional practice, our Jesuit-inspired tradition develops students for responsible leadership through research, scholarship and public service, in close collaboration with our distinguished faculty. Loyola’s Jesuit heritage further promotes a strong spirit of community and an interest in the development of the student as a whole person.

Application Deadline August 1
Tuition Fee $1,410.00 per credit hour.
Start Date 2015-09-01
Duration full-time 2
Languages English
Website http://www.luc.edu/law/centers/healthlaw/degrees/info/sjd.html
Description Loyola admits only 1-3 students into the SJD program annually. We keep our enrollments deliberately small to ensure a high degree of faculty-student interaction and individualized attention while preparing the dissertation. We draw students from around the nation and the world.
Completion Requirement All SJD students must complete 10 credit hours of health law coursework. Additionally, each candidate must complete an original dissertation. The curriculum includes a limited amount of health law course work (depending on the experience of the candidate) and may include fieldwork, such as teaching, course development, continuing education instruction, or lectures. The full elective curriculum is determined in conjunction with the doctoral program director and may be comprised of online and/or campus courses. The doctoral dissertation research and supervision courses are campus-based but do not require residency in Chicago, as each student will work individually with their doctoral advisor. Before the end of the first year, candidates must complete a comprehensive outline and a first draft of dissertation. During the second year, candidates will write a doctoral dissertation and present it to a doctoral committee and to the law school community.
Scholarships Scholarship funds are awarded based on academic achievement, talent, or other qualities. Any funds awarded from organizations other than Loyola University Chicago are typically referred to as "outside scholarships." Scholarships usually do not need to be repaid.


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