Why SIU Law | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Why SIU Law | School of Law | SIU

Why SIU Law

Beyond SIU’s essential resources to help you develop intellectually and professionally, consider these five reasons to apply now to SIU Law.

Strong academic programs

We offer the Juris Doctor Program, plus innovative joint degree programs that give you a distinct edge in the competitive marketplace. Our curriculum features a rare component—Writing Across the Curriculum—that confirms our graduates have the communication skills necessary for success in the real world. Armed with an SIU Law degree, you can go anywhere.

Focus from day one

Our “small by design” program emphasizes practical, individualized legal preparation that begins the first year. There’s also our supportive Academic Success Program and assistance from Career Services early on to help you determine your goals.

Room for passion

SIU Law attracts enthusiastic students who want to make a difference in people’s lives. They challenge one another and shape a career to fit their interests. They also have a passion for staying on top of legal trends in an always-changing profession.

Opportunity to practice

Our location and strong regional ties allow you to work directly with clients in areas that matter most to you. Our location provides some of the best opportunities to complement our practice-ready curriculum.  A high percentage of our students take advantage of Clinical and Field Experience opportunities where they explore a variety of practice environments. 

Nimbleness to shape your future

SIU Law students demonstrate creative thinking, versatility, and savvy know-how that translate into professional longevity and personal satisfaction. We prepare you to work with and through change, just as the legal profession itself adapts to the world around us.