College Profile


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, 2023)

Nonresident Alien 28 25 1    
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 28 17 3    
Hispanics of any race 32 16 0    
:: For non-Hispanics only ::          
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0 0    
Asian 22 36 0    
Black or African American 8 18 0    
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 1 0    
White 148 120 2    
Two or more races 7 7 0    
TOTAL 273 240 6    


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 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.

Campus Safety

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available. This report includes statistics from the previous three years concerning reported crime that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus and statistics for fires in on-campus student housing. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and other safety information along with fire safety policies and procedures. You may obtain a hard copy of this report by contacting the Division of Public Safety or by accessing the following website