Prospective Students | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Prospective Students | School of Law | SIU

Prospective Students

Our graduates enter their careers undaunted

They demonstrate the nimble thinking, versatility and know-how that translates into professional longevity – the chance to share their careers to fit their passions.  It’s the result of learning from faculty with deep connections to the profession, as well as global ties that empower our students to take their learning beyond borders and to another level.

Practice Ready

Our students master theory. But they understand that theory will only take them so far. To go the distance, they take on the hard work of developing as professionals with a skill set they never stop adapting-skills that are in short supply and great demand. Our students begin to grow into their roles as expert communicators, negotiators, and advocates as participants in Externships, our award-winning Professionalism Program which emphasizes professional development from day one, and a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as moot court, trial advocacy, legal clinics, and pro bono projects.

What our Alumni are Doing

SIU Law alumni work in 49 states and around the world. More than 100 alumni serve or have served as state and federal judges. Our alumni are a supportive community willing to assist current students and recent graduates in a variety of ways, including externships, networking and employment opportunities. 

Dove and Dove AttorneysI run the family firm in Shelbyville, IL, called Dove & Dove and am absolutely blessed to work with two other SIU Law grads: Kaylee Boehm and Dustin Probst. We are doing fantastic here and can barely keep up with the work.  

Just wanted you to know that we are doing great, and I could not choose two better associates. They are driven, smart, not afraid to work and SO great with our clients. The communication skills all three of us learned at SIU are invaluable to our small town practice.

Best Regards,

Elizabeth E. Nohren, Partner

Dove & Dove, Attorneys at Law
Shelbyville, Illinois