As one of the 50 states in the United States of America, Illinois hosts
9 law schools that have national reputation. Check
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Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.S. Public Service
Management; J.D./M.A. International Studies; J.D./M.A. Computer
Science; J.D./M.S. Computer Science
Student activities: At DePaul, students build their legal skills,
enhance their resumes, establish job search networks and form
lifelong friendships through participation in a variety of student
journals and organizations. DePaul offers a particularly rich
selection, giving graduates a competitive advantage in their
professional development. http://www.law.depaul.edu/students/organizations_journals/
Address: 25 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./LL.M. Taxation; J.D./M.S.
Financial Markets; J.D./LL.M. Financial Services Law; J.D./M.S.
Environmental Management; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.P.H.; JD/LL.M. Family
Student activities: Chicago-Kent Law Review; Journals:
International and Comparative Law, Intellectual Property (student).
Moot Court Honor Society, AALSA Moot Court, BALSA Moot Court,
Environmental Law Moot Court, I.P. Moot Court, International Law
Moot Court. Trial Advocacy: ATLA Competition, National Trial
Competition, and others. Student Organizations: 25, under umbrella
of Student Bar Association.
Address: 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.; J.D./M.A.; J.D./LL.M.
Employee Benefits Law; J.D./LL.M. Intellectual Property Law; J.D./LL.M.
Information Technology Law; J.D./LL.M. International Business/Trade
; J.D./LL.M. Real Estate Law; J.D./LL.M. Tax Law
Student activities: We offer five honors programs: John Marshall
Law Review, Journal of Computer and Information Law, Review of
Intellectual Property Law, Moot Court, and Trial Advocacy and
Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council. In addition to our
award-winning Student Bar Association, we support more than 50
Address: 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./M.B.A.
Student activities: Journals include the Loyola Law Journal,
Consumer Law Review, International Law Journal, Annals of Health
Law, Children's Legal Rights Journal and Public Interest Law
Reporter. Students compete each year in 25 moot court, trial
advocacy and skills competitions here and abroad. There are nearly
30 student organizations.
Address: Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Chicago, IL 60611
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.A.
Student activities: The College has many student organizations
which provide an excellent opportunity for students to become more
involved in their law school community. The Student Bar Association
serves as the "umbrella organization" of these groups. The Law
Review is a student-edited journal that publishes articles designed
to assist the legal community.
Address: Swen Parson Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./Ph.D.; M.S. Law/M.S.
Journalism; J.D./LL.M Tax; LL.M-Certificate in Management
Student activities: Our students automatically belong to the
Student Bar Association, which gives them a voice in curriculum and
administration. More than 50 active organizations have grown out of
students' diverse interests. Six scholarly journals are available
for research, writing, and editing. Students have the opportunity to
participate on national trial teams and in national moot court
Address: 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.Acc; J.D./M.P.A.;
J.D./M.D.; J.D./Ph.D; J.D./M.S.W.; J.D./MS.Ed.; J.D./MS E CE
Student activities: The School of Law publishes the Southern
Illinois University Law Journal, and students write and edit
articles for the Journal of Legal Medicine. Students compete in
several appellate moot court and trial competitions including the
National Health Law Moot Court competition hosted by SIU. Students
are also active in more than twenty student organizations.
Address: 1150 Douglas Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.P.P.; J.D./A.M.
International Relations; J.D./Ph.D.
Student activities: The Law School publishes six professional
journals. Student-edited Journals include the University of Chicago
Law Review, Chicago Journal of International Law and the University
of Chicago Legal Forum. There are over forty student groups ranging
from the Federalist Society to Street Law, to the Chicago Law Animal
Welfare Society (CLAWS) which students participate in outside the
Address: 1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Joint degrees awarded: J.D./M.B.A.; J.D./M.H.R.I.R.; J.D./M.Ed.;
J.D./Ph.D.Ed.; J.D./M.D.; J.D./M.U.P.; J.D./D.V.M.; J.D./M.C.S.;
J.D./M.S. Journalism; J.D./M.S.N.Res.; J.D./M.S. Chemistry;
J.D./Doctorate of Political Science; J.D./Doctorate of Philosophy;
Student activities: There are 36 student organizations, ensuring
that all students have the opportunity to become actively involved
in the law school community. Student awards, for a plethora of
accomplishments, continue to grow in number and size. There are
multiple journals and opportunities for student publications. There
are also numerous skills competitions, including 7 moot court
options throughout the year.
Address: 504 E Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign, IL
Before you can study in any of the above
9 law programs in
Illinois, you will need to take the Law School Admissions Test. Try
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testing centers in Illinois. The exam dates throughout the year are
also provided on the site.
Illinois, a state of the Midwest,
USA; 146,000 km2, 12.9 million residents (2011),
of which 15% are black. The capital is Springfield (116,250
homes; 2010), Chicago's largest city (2.7
million homes). Illinois was admitted to the Union in 1818
as the 21st state. Nicknames: The Prairie State and The
Land of Lincoln.
With almost two - thirds of the population
and the majority of the state's economic activities within its
metropolitan area, Chicago is the dominant center in almost every
respect. The rest of the state, often referred to as Downstate
Illinois, consists almost exclusively of cultivated prairie with a
sprawling rural population and a number of small and medium-sized
towns, led by Rockford, Peoria and Springfield.
Rural areas form part of the flat and highly mechanized "corn
belt" from Ohio in the east to Kansas in the west, where agriculture
benefits from a fertile black soil and a rainy, temperate climate
with July temperatures of 21-25 ° C in average. In addition to
maize, soybeans, wheat and fodder plants are mainly grown, while the
animal sector is dominated by meat and dairy cattle and pigs. The
agricultural products form the basis of the food industry, which,
together with other large industries, makes Illinois one of the
United States' leading manufacturers of, among other
things. machinery, steel, means of transport, nuclear power,
electronics, plastics, chemicals and preservatives. At the same time
as continued growth in commodity production, employment in both
agriculture (since the 1950s) and industry (since the 1970s) has
decreased, so that approx.4/5 of the workforce
is now employed in Chicago, and to a lesser degree the other cities,
diversified and rapidly growing service sector, including trade,
transport and banking, insurance and finance. Total economic
revenue, expressed in GDP, is surpassed in the United States only by
the states of California, New York and Texas.
Far to the south between the Ohio and Mississippi boundaries is a
small hillside landscape that holds most of the state's still active
coal mines and the only major forest area, the Shawnee National
Forest. The area is a popular excursion destination, as are isolated
stretches of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, which, after the
opening of The Illinois Waterway (1933), are both part of
the shipping route between the Gulf of Mexico in the south and Lake
Michigan in the north.
Large earthquakes indicate a Native American presence long before
the French exploration of the Mississippi River in the 1600s, which
led to settlements both from the north and from the south. Britain
acquired in 1763 the area which, after the American Revolution
of 1775-83, had changing affiliation with the United States; it
gained territory as a territory in 1809 and in 1818 was admitted as
a state. By 1804, the Sacindians had surrendered their land in
Illinois, and during the Black Hawks War in 1832, the Indians were
expelled from the state. Illinois was divided into the slave issue
with significant immigration from the South, but faced the American
Civil War 1861-65 on the North States side. After the war, the state
became one of the United States' most important agricultural centers
and pioneered in its efforts to regulate railroad companies.