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Loyola University Chicago School of Law Receives Additional Grant Support from US Department of State to Fund Partnership with African Union
Funds Will Provide Additional Year of Student Scholarships to Advance Rule of Law in Africa

CHICAGO, October 21, 2015—Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has received additional funding from the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to support its milestone partnership agreement with the African Union. Under the terms in the Memorandum of Understanding signed last year, the partnership assists the African Union and African Regional Economic Communities/Organizations (RECS) in strengthening governance and the rule of law to ensure peace, security, and stability on the African continent.

The INL grant amendment will provide financing for an additional year of cooperation totaling $468,000, resulting in a total grant of nearly $1.8 million over four years. The grant supports 22 student scholarships for selected AU and RECS staff members to enroll in the school’s Master of Laws in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) program.

Upon graduation from the PROLAW program, participating staff members return to their respective countries to assume the task of strengthening governance and the rule of law. The grant also funds complimentary seminars and workshops organized by the School of Law at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The program of cooperation will promote the rule of law to more than 120 African Union and REC professionals over four years.

Launched in 2011, the one-year, LLM degree program offered at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center in Italy provides a practice-oriented program of study aimed at graduating rule of law professionals who are working to advance social justice and effective governance in their own countries and across the globe. The graduates of the PROLAW program are currently working in 38 countries around the world.

For more information on PROLAW, the School of Law’s LLM in Rule of Law for Development, visit LUC.edu/PROLAW.

About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for more than 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, public interest law, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, child and family law, rule of law for development, tax law, and international law for foreign lawyers, as well as online programs in business, global competition law, and health law. In addition, the school offers online Master of Jurisprudence programs for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law, health law, and global competition law. The school also offers two on-campus doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw). To learn more about school, visit LUC.edu/law or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaLaw.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 11,000 undergraduates 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 11 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, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 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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