Loyola Chicago’s one-year Rule of Law for Development program will prepare you for jobs in the U.S. and abroad in the growing rule of law and development field, connecting you to an engaged network of rule of law practitioner faculty and graduates from 60+ countries.
Our online program offers two master’s degree options— for both attorneys and professionals with other first degrees —and uses state-of-the-art technology and online learning best practices. An optional immersion period at Loyola’s campus in Rome, Italy, will be offered during the spring term.
The curriculum is practitioner-focused, combining rule of law theory with the latest knowledge on how to advance the rule of law to overcome today’s development challenges – violence, human rights violations, environmental destruction, poverty and hunger – and to promote sustainable economic growth.
The practice-orientated courses empower students with the skills and know-how needed to work effectively in this challenging area. A final capstone project draws on all of the coursework, enabling students to partner with outside organizations to devise solutions to actual rule of law problems.
The program is taught by renowned rule of law and development practitioners, who bring their international experiences in the field to life during the courses.
97% of alumni are currently employed in various legal, policy, development, management, and research positions in international, regional and bilateral development organizations, development banks, national authorities and public justice institutions, non-governmental organizations, law firms and corporations, and universities and think tanks.
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