Requirements

The requirements for the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration were developed by an advisory group of practitioners and academics, both alumni and friends of Loyola with the intent of preparing graduates to be exposed to the legal doctrines and skills necessary to be effective new attorneys.  

Core Requirements

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of the following required first-year day/second-year evening courses:

Required Courses:

Successful completion of the following advanced required courses:

Completion of the Civil Litigation Skills Research Requirement:

Students in the Concentration must complete the Civil Litigation Skills Research requirement. The research requirement is included within the Civil Litigation Skills Practicum.

Required Experiential Component:

Successful completion of an experiential course, externship, or clinic. Pre-approved experiences are listed below. Any externship or other experiential opportunity must be pre-approved by the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration Faculty Advisor to fulfill the requirement.

Required Participation in Out-of-Class Concentration Events:

Students in the Concentration are expected to participate in out-of-class activities/events sponsored by the Concentration. At a minimum, students must participate in at least one out-of-class event/activity in each semester that such activities/events are held. Students may be excused from participation in advance by the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Concentration Faculty Advisor.

Suggested Elective Courses:

In addition to the required courses noted above, students in the Concentration are encouraged to take the following additional courses to the extent their schedule permits:

Suggested Service Opportunity:

Below are a list of advocacy related volunteer opportunities which may be used not only to fulfill your pro bono service hour requirement for graduation, but may also provide you with more hands-on experience and networking opportunities.