Loyola Law School is ranked 9th in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. The school has designed this specialization to give the next generation of Loyola students the practical skills demanded by the market, while fostering Loyola's mission of upholding the highest standards of ethics, promoting the fair administration of justice, and facilitating our commitment to serving the community. Loyola's renowned advocacy teams, experienced doctrinal and skills faculty, and extensive advocacy-related course offerings set the school apart in lawyering skills training.
Students who complete the program will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a civil litigation setting.
Loyola also has an entire building, the Girardi Building, specifically designed to offer students the best and most realistic experience in trial advocacy. The building includes the beautiful Robinson Courtroom, a classroom that replicates the design of a real U.S. courtroom. The Robinson Courtroom is used by students to present oral arguments, cross examine witnesses, and assist clients in fictional cases before faculty and real judges.
The Civil Litigation and Advocacy Specialization will be recognized with the satisfactory completion of 17 units of prescribed coursework. This includes 17 units of required courses. Students may choose from the list of elective courses to supplement the required courses.
- Evidence (4 units)
- Trial Advocacy (3 units)
- Civil Procedure (5 units)
- Torts or Contracts (5 units)