About the School
SIU 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.
SIU School of Law, the only public law school in the region, offers a tuition rate that is among the lowest in the country. In addition, over 90% of our students are awarded a scholarship at
Not from Illinois? Non-residents will receive a tuition scholarship to offset the out-of-state tuition difference.
Combined with the affordable cost of living in scenic Southern Illinois, our graduates have a debt load below the national law school average. That means students have more freedom to chart their own career path. Cost and Aid.
Members of SIU Law faculty include scholars nationally recognized in their fields. Our faculty has established strong relationships and deep connections to the legal profession that they’re willing to share with students. Our professors are known not only for their legal
An esteemed Lawyering Skills Program and the ABA Gambrell
Our powerful alumni network is a great tool that assists current students and recent graduates in a variety of ways, including externships and employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Alumni practice law in 49 of the 50 states and internationally in more than 10 countries. More than 100 alumni have held federal and state judgeships. Get inspired with a few success stories.
Carbondale is a picturesque setting and classic university town. Its population of 26,000 includes approximately 17,000 university students of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds. Living in a city with a major research-level institution has advantages, such as an array of cultural, social, and athletic events held throughout the year.