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School of Law
Director of Communications
Loyola University Chicago Announces World’s First Online-Only Master’s Programs in Global Competition Law
New LLM and MJ Degree Programs Designed for Flexibility and International Reach
CHICAGO, January 22, 2015 —The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, an international leader in teaching, research, publication, and advocacy in the competition and consumer law fields at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law, is pleased to announce the world’s first online-only master’s programs in Global Competition Law for lawyers and working professionals in the field.
The online Global Competition Law program offers a Master of Laws (LLM) degree program for students who already have a law degree and seek to strengthen their knowledge of competition and consumer law and policy. In addition, Loyola will offer the first Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree for non-lawyer professionals who wish to gain in-depth, specialized knowledge in these growing areas of law.
To facilitate learning for busy professionals, regardless of location, all courses offered in these two-year, part-time online programs are asynchronous.
“Competition and antitrust laws have become increasingly complex on a global scale,” said Spencer Waller, director of Loyola’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. “We’re excited to offer these flexible programs to professionals around the world who are interested in exploring the impact of antitrust law enforcement internationally, while earning a Loyola degree.”
Required classes in the first year include Principles of Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Law and Economics, as well as International and Comparative Competition Law. In the second year of coursework, students must take four electives and may complete an optional LLM thesis.
Both programs offer internationally renowned faculty drawn from current and former enforcement officials, professors, and practitioners from more than 10 different jurisdictions.
Applications are now being accepted for fall 2015 enrollment, and merit-based and specialized scholarships are available. To learn more, visit LUC.edu/antitrust/globalcompetition.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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