PROGRAM IN RULE OF LAW FOR DEVELOPMENT (PROLAW)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Program in Rule of Law for Development (PROLAW) works to support sustained progress towards rule of law in countries that are developing, in economic transition, or recovering from violent conflict. Its vision is a world in which all countries are governed under the rule of law that facilitates their pursuit of justice and sustainable development. PROLAW’s practice-oriented
academic programs are focused on two degree tracks leading to the Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development for students with law degrees and the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development for students with degrees in other fields.
To achieve our vision of rule of law-based societies, we seek to equip legal and development professionals with the knowledge and practical skills needed to inspire, lead and manage efforts to strengthen law and institutions to further national development. The PROLAW curricula is taught by practitioner-experts with
deep multi-jurisdiction experience in supporting national initiatives aimed at improving the rule of law. They help the students develop in-depth knowledge and skills on how to provide actionable advice and guidance in such key areas as conflict prevention, peace building, legal empowerment, access to justice, anti-corruption, gender equity and environmental sustainability. The program has agreements with the African Union and the Organization of American States which are focusing on building those organization’s capacity to promote the rule of law in their regions.
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