Illinois Law students are talented and ambitious, academically strong as well as geographically and experientially diverse. They are competitive, yet collegial, and place a high value on teamwork. Many are actively engaged in the array of opportunities available outside of the classroom.
Full-Time JD Enrollment (As of October 5, 2020)
|Race and Ethnicity Unknown||15||10|
|Hispanics of any race||24||19|
|:: For non-Hispanics only ::|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0||0|
|Black or African American||7||13|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||0|
|Two or more races||9||4|
The University of Illinois’ law faculty has a long and distinguished tradition of advancing scholarship and research, training students in the knowledge, skills, and temperament to achieve professional excellence and leadership, and seeking beneficial change in law and society. They are:
- Industry leaders
- Acclaimed teachers
- Interdisciplinary experts
- Committed to public engagement
More than 11,000 College of Law alumni, located around the world, provide a solid base of support for the school and a global network of potential employers for students. In the past year, College of Law alumni provided financial support for student scholarship, faculty positions, programmatic support, and facility enhancements. College of Law alumni and students have collaborated on the innovative Loan Repayment Assistance Program and numerous law school events, including workshops, lectures, panel presentations, reunions, admitted student events, and the Alumni-Student Career Conference.
The College of Law building is a three-story facility of roughly 160,000 square feet, located on the University of Illinois flagship campus in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The building features an auditorium, a courtroom, five classrooms, four seminar rooms, clinical and experiential learning spaces, a bookstore, a café, and two student gathering areas. The law building also houses the 58,000 square foot Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Library, which features a spacious reading room, student collaboration areas, quiet study rooms, and a classroom/conference room.
Our Chicago Program courses are taught in the Illini Center in downtown Chicago, the Dirksen Federal Building, the Chicago Bar Association, and in the offices of several preeminent law firms, including Winston & Strawn, Kirkland & Ellis, and McDermott Will & Emery.
The University of Illinois
Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact. Learn more about the University of Illinois.