Established in the Public Interest
The Southern Illinois University School of Law was founded as a public law school by the Illinois General Assembly to serve the public interest.
Serving the Public Good
Law students, under the supervision of clinical faculty, interview, advise and represent clients in court, while receiving class credit for work in the Legal Clinic.
"The surrounding nature is beautiful and is a nice escape from the stresses of law school." David Swendsen, Class of 2012
SIU Law made the list of 'The A Schools' in the National Jurist magazine's article about the "Best Value Law Schools." read more
Congratulations to the 2012 Intramural Moot Court Teams
Thank you to the speakers, professors, and students that made the 2013 SIU Law Journal Symposium "Guantanamo Bay: What Next?" a great success
read the Daily Egyptian's story about the symposium here./>
SIU Law Moot Court teams bring home awards including Best Brief and Best Oralist from the Domenick L. Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court Competition
read more about the competition here
Dean Cynthia Fountaine & SIU Law Students in Europe to Study International Legal Systems
The Legal Globalization & Comparative Law class focuses on international legal and political systems, with emphasis on Germany read their blog here/>
Professor Dervan & SIU Law Students meet US Consul General Niels Marquardt in Sydney, Australia
Follow their activities for the legal globalization & comparative law course regarding international white collar crime. Read blog here/>
2013 Beatty Jurist-in-Residence Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens
spoke with students from the Women's Law Forum as part of her visit to SIU Law. read more here./>
Anthony Murray, who with help from the Illinois Innocence Project, was released from prison after 14 years, spoke at SIU Law about his experience.
read more here./>
Professor Cindy Buys,Wenjun Wang,visiting legal scholar from China and Assistant Professor Mike Koehler
Wang gave a presentation to several members of the law faculty read more here/>
2012-2013 Outstanding Service Awards Recipients
Read more about the winners here/>
The Federalist Society and Law School Republicans recently hosted guest speaker
John Lott, Jr., who presented “More Guns, Less Crime”
Assistant Professor Mike Koehler (pictured left) with Denis McInerney, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Speaking at a corporate crime conference at the National Press Club in D.C., read more about the agenda here/>
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Four SIU Law students get a professional launch with a high-powered internship read more here
News & UPCOMING Events
Media Advisory: 15th Annual SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute focuses on Medical-Legal Partnerships
Jimmy Persells, Class of ’93, honored for pro bono contributions
Dean Cynthia Fountaine profiled in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIH's Woody Thorne and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Senior Attorney Diane Goffinet about the upcoming Health Policy Institute
Associate Professor Chris Behan earns Foundation for the Defense of Democracies fellowship to study terrorism
SIU Law was proud to host the naturalization ceremony for 69 new American citizens
Suzanne Schmitz and Courtney Cox appointed to Senator Durbin's bipartisan screening committee to consider applications for Federal Judiciary
Dean's Colloquium Speaker, Nancy S. Kim, presents "Click to Accept: How Online Contracts Shape the Internet and Our Behavior"
Dean's Colloquium Speaker, Professor Paul Rose, presents "State Capitalism and the Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds" April 10, 2013
New York Times references Professor Mike Koehler in article about investigation into Microsoft Bribery Allegations
2013 Ryan Bioethicist Kevin Fitzgerald presented "The Promise and Peril of Personalized Medicine"
Dean Cynthia Fountaine and SIU Law Students in Europe to Study International Legal Systems
Professor Dervan and SIU Law Students meet US Consul General Niels Marquardt in Sydney, Australia
Associate Professor Bill Drennan talks to NPR about Florida Atlantic University's deal to sell naming rights to its new football stadium to a controversial private prison company.
Brian Salmo, Class of '09, featured in "How A Business-Minded Attorney Is Helping St. Louis Entrepreneurs"
Christopher Koelker, Class of '98, appointed associate judge in 20th Judicial Circuit (IL)
Neil Schroeder, Class of '93, appointed associate judge in Third Judicial Circuit
Article by 3L Brian Lee and Professor Alice Noble-Allgire receives ABA's Probate and Property 2012 Excellence in Writing Award
Wall Street Journal Blog discusses Assistant Professor Mike Koehler's FCPA enforcement data research
ABA article features first-ever CJS International Internal Investigations Conference conceived and organized by Assistant Professor Lucian Dervan
ABA Journal readers vote Legal Writing Prof Blog, started by Professor Liemer, among top 14
Fourth Annual 'Women in Leadership Program' includes keynote speaker Judge Melissa Chapman, Appellate Court of Illinois, 5th District
Professor Keith Beyler appointed to Sen. Mark Kirk's screening committee for federal judges