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SIU Law prides itself on being a collaborative, tight-knit community that allows you to thrive. Through relationships, experiences, and connections, the School of Law opens doors so you can navigate a career on your terms. 

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  Affordable Quality - #16 out of 193 law schools for average debt incurred at graduation per U.S. News and World Report

  Serving the Public Good - 170+ local, state, and federal alumni judges

 Small Town Charm, Big City Diversity - Just hours from the major midwest cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, and Memphis, and easily accessible by airports, railways, and interstate highways.

Why SIU Law?

JD Program

The Juris Doctor (JD) degree is a post-baccalaureate program designed for those who wish to practice law. Traditionally, the 90-credit hour program takes three years to complete. This program is a full-time, day-time program with fall admission only. This program is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Since the first class graduated in 1976, the number of SIU School of Law graduates has grown to more than 4,600. Our alumni network is a great tool that assists current students and recent graduates in a variety of ways, including mentoring, externships, and employment opportunities in all sectors of the legal market. Alumni practice law in 46 of the 50 states and internationally in 9 countries.  Join the Experience »

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New Faculty Hires:

Brandy Johnson
Brandy Johnson

David Lourie
David Lourie



There will be a variety of activities throughout the weekend, starting with building tours on Friday afternoon and ending with an Alumni Breakfast on Sunday celebrating the Charter Class of 1976.

Please make accommodations now, details and schedule of events can be found here.

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We are recognizing our past and applauding our present and future.  View details for our 50th anniversary celebration.