Illinois Law Schools

Top Law Schools in Illinois

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As one of the 50 states in the United States of America, Illinois hosts 9 law schools that have national reputation. Check Countryaah to see a list of all towns, cities, and counties in the state of Illinois. By clicking on links to each city, you can find high schools, colleges, and universities within Illinois.

DePaul University College of Law

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.

Address: 25 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law

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 Law

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

John Marshall Law School

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 student organizations.

Address: 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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

Northern Illinois University College of Law

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

Northwestern University Law School

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 competitions.

Address: 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Southern Illinois University–Carbondale School of Law

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

University of Chicago Law School

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 classroom.

Address: 1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign College of Law

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; J.D./Interdisciplinary

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 61820

Before you can study in any of the above 9 law programs in Illinois, you will need to take the Law School Admissions Test. The exam dates throughout the year are also provided on the site.

Illinois Overview

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. Check searchforpublicschools for public primary and high schools in Illinois.

With almost twothirds 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.

Illinois Law Schools