Southern Illinois University School of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law

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Basic Information
Type: 
Public
Enrollment: 
269

Established in 1972, the Southern Illinois University School of Law is just one of three public law schools in Illinois, and the only one located in the state’s southern region.

Currently housed in the Lesar Law Building, named for the school’s first dean, it is able to provide lodging for all of its current students, and for one of the lowest tuition rates in the region at just $22,564. for residents. And — good news — you're locked into that price. The school won't raise tuition once you start your three year J.D. program. 

Along with several clinics and publications, the school boasts its Center for Health Law and Policy, formally established in 2004. One of the school's notable accomplishments: It has produced more than 120 judges in just the past 40 years.

Another highlight: The school was the first Illinois law school to create a pro bono requirement. Students must complete 35 hours of before graduation. 

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
4/1
Application Fee: 

$0

Financial Aid Deadline: 

4/1

 LSATGPA
75th Percentile1513.48
Median1403.10
25th Percentile1472.70
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$22,564$31,316
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$5500
Percent receiving grants97.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 75.90%
NJ Employment66.55
Bar Passage68.97%
State82.10%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Practical Training: 
B+
Concentrations: 
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Health Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Litigation
Public Interest/Social Justice
Real Estate Transactions
Trial Advocacy
Website: 
www.law.siu.edu