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Center for Health Law and Policy

The Health Law Program at the Southern Illinois University School of Law was developed in the early 1980s to advance education and research regarding critical issues in health law and public policy and medical ethics. Read more about the Center

Continuing Legal Education Programs

SIU School of Law is an accredited provider of continuing legal education for Illinois attorneys. Attorneys licensed in other states will need to check their own states' rules related to what programs will qualify. Read more about upcoming programs

International Law Programs & Activities


SIU students and faculty are involved in a number of international law-related activities, including a variety of international law courses, a summer study abroad program in Ireland and Wales, an Asylum and Refugee Law moot court team, an Immigration Detention Project, and an active student-run International Law Society (ILS), which hosts speakers and programs related to international law.  Each year, several SIU faculty members and students engage in international and comparative law research, conferences, and other projects. For more information, click here.

Self Help Legal Center


The Self Help Legal Center can assist individuals with a legal problem by finding the self help packet, video, brochure, or publication that they need. Our self help publications are available for public use and copying at the Self Help Legal Center in the SIU Law Library during normal library hours.

Individual in-person assistance from the students who work at the Center can be obtained by calling or e-mailing the Center and scheduling an appointment. Individuals are encouraged to download self help legal information and forms for free from our web site.

The Center administers classes on divorce, child support, and visitation. The classes are an opportunity for individuals to receive help in completing forms and to ask questions about filing forms, court procedure, and hearings. The Center is open to all members of the public regardless of their age, gender, income level, or residency status.

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Semester in Practice


Three semester away programs allow students to study away from the law school in Carbondale while earning a full semester's credit. The programs combine a substantial externship and courses related to their field of study. Read more about the Semester Away Programs

Women in Leadership Program


The Women in Leadership program seeks to help students build their own leadership skills while learning about the challenges that women face as leaders with the legal profession.  The program currently consists of two courses:  a one-credit introductory workshop on leadership issues, and a two-credit, semester-long course.  Read more about the Women in Leadership Program