University of Illinois College of Law

504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820 | Google Map

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Founded 1897 | ABA Accredited 1923

Established in 1897 and ABA approved since 1923, the University of Illinois College of Law has educated law students for over a century. Located in the college town of Champaign, IL, the school recently ranked among the top 23 law schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. In comparison to other law schools, the College of Law’s tuition is relatively low, which gives graduates more freedom to pursue the career opportunities of their choice.

During the first year, students study the traditional courses taught at most other law schools in the nation. The second and third years are almost entirely elective, with the exception of a writing requirement and a required course in professional responsibility. Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of courses, and the school offers special programs in Environmental Law, Intellectual Property, Interdisciplinary Study, International Legal Studies, Public Interest Law and Public Policy, Skills Training, Taxation and a Trial Advocacy Program. In addition, the school is home to several in-house clinics. Students have the opportunity to pursue a number of study abroad programs and joint and advanced degrees in order to diversify their educational experience.


Philip J. McConnaughay, Dean at the Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law Frederick J. Kapala, United States Federal Judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Lloyd A. Karmeier, Justice Supreme Court of Illinois Jesse Jackson, Jr., U.S. Congressman Michael Masse, Composer and producer of popular music

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