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Alumni & Friends

Since the first class graduated in 1976, the number of SIU School of Law graduates had grown to over 3,629 individuals. The alumni are a supportive network willing to assist current students and recent graduates in a variety of ways, including externships, bar preparation and employment opportunities.

Our alumni enjoy success in many different areas, both in the public and private sectors. Alumni practice law in 49 of the 50 states and internationally in over 10 countries. Seventy-seven alumni have or are currently filling federal and state judgeships with 23% of those being filled by women.


Annual Giving Form


2013-14 Alumni Save-the-Date Events
Alumni Receptions
Admission Ceremony to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
CLE Events

video link Watch Slide Show of Activities from 2012

Alumni in the News

David Atchison ’76 named to the Board of Trustees, elected Vice Chair of the new health    system created by the merger of Edward Hospital & Health Services
Steven C.Langhoff '97 joins Decatur law firm as a partner
Dennis Orsey ’79 will receive the 2013 Board of Governors Award from the Illinois State Bar    Association at the organization’s 137th annual meeting
Stephen Friedel ’96, former Fayette County State’s Attorney, has joined the law firm of    Tapella & Eberspacher LLC
Phoebe S. Bowers, Class of ’03, named partner at Fuller & Quigg
Laura Beasley, Class of ’01,  elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Association of    Defense Trial Counsel
Rochelle S. Knapp, Class of ’11, sworn in as Justice of the Peace - Sussex County, Delaware
Robert Bonjean III ’97 has been named Morgan County state’s attorney
Letisha Luecking Orlet ‘11 has joined the national foreclosure defense team at Consumer    Attorney Services. 
Tom Coupé '03 Works to Protect City’s Most Vulnerable
Chad Turner ’97 has been hired as prosecutor in Morgan County, Illinois
Christopher Koelker, Class of '98, appointed associate judge in 20th Judicial Circuit (IL)
Neil T. Schroeder '93 elected associate judge
Ashley Niebur ‘10 acceps position of ICUL’s manager-state governmental affairs
Mollie (Nolan) Werwas, Class of 2006, elected to membership at Kopon Airdo in Chicago
Eric Hill, Class of 2001, elected partner of HeplerBroom LLC.
Ashley Nierbur, Class of 2010, featured in article about her work at the
  Illinois Municipal League
Elizabeth Gastelum, Class of '08, featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Alisha L. Huls '03 joins Husch Blackwell
Circuit Judge Paul W. Lamar '83
Associate Judge Brian T. Otwell '84
Andrew Roszak '08
Sean M. Smoot '94
Class Notes


Dean's Note - November 2012
Annual Report (2010)
Law Suits
Law Suits information for students
Alumni Address or Employment Update
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Alumni eNews - November, 2011
Alumni eNews - March, 2012
Alumni eNews - June, 2012


Alumni Directory/Online Community
Alumni Judges
IL Map of SIU Law Alumni
U.S. Map of SIU Law Alumni


Deans of SIU School of Law
Alumni Achievement Award Recipients


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