Areas of Strength

Coursework in the College of Law is rooted in the work of leading legal theorists and multi-disciplinary research.

While there are no specific degree concentrations, you’ll gain experience in Illinois’ areas of strength.

Business and Law

From our wide-ranging business course offerings, students will benefit from the expertise of our faculty in bankruptcy, commercial law, corporate law, labor law, and tax law. Our departments of finance and accounting have been nationally recognized, and all of our offerings provide a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in business-related fields.

Criminal Law

Illinois Law has long history of strength in the field of criminal law and procedure. The College’s curriculum begins with the required first-year course, Criminal Law, providing all students with a strong foundation in this area. Advanced criminal law provide students who wish to pursue careers that handle criminal cases or are interested in public policy issues surrounding the criminal process a rich and in-depth knowledge of the field to prepare them for work in the field.

Environmental Law

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world-class research institution dedicated to sustainability, with renowned faculty working on groundbreaking environmental issues. With interdisciplinary cooperation, few law schools can compete with Illinois’ breadth of environmental offerings or its commitment to environmental teaching. 

Public Interest

Advancing justice and the public good is the cornerstone of the College of Law, and we are committed to training the next generation of public interest and government lawyers. From loan repayment assistance, fellowships, and specific scholarships, to a career counselor devoted entirely to public interest, Illinois Law offers significant resources and support for students aspiring to careers in the public sector.