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The University of Illinois College of Law (UIUC Law) is the law school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignmarker, the flagship campus of the public University of Illinois university system. The College is located in Champaign, Illinoismarker.


Law Building, North Side
The College of Law was founded in 1897 and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law honor society known as the Order of the Coif was founded at the University of Illinois College of Law in 1902.


The College of Law offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.), the first professional degree in law, as well as the Master of Laws (LL.M) and Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.), academic graduate degrees in law.

The College also offers joint degree programs with the JD; students may earn the JD along with the Ph.D in either arts and sciences or education (JD/Ph.D.), Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA), Master of Science in Finance (JD/MSF), Master of Science in either chemistry or natural resources (JD/MS), Master of Arts in either education or journalism (JD/MA); Master of Computer Science (JD/MCS); Master of Education (JD/MEd); Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (JD/MHRIR); Doctor of Medicine (JD/MD); Master of Urban Planning (JD/MUP); and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (JD/DVM).

There are currently 662 students in the J.D. program. Thirty-six students from nine countries are enrolled in the one-year international LL.M. program. Students come from 42 states, 14 countries, and 189 undergraduate institutions. Over 30 percent of students are people of color, which is the highest percentage among public universities in Illinois and in the Big Ten.

The flagship law review is the University of Illinois Law Review; the law school also publishes two specialized law journals, the Elder Law Journal and the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, which ExpressO has ranked as the #4 Science & Technology law journal. The College is also the home institution for the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, and for Law and Philosophy.

The Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Library is the College's law library. It is the 14th largest academic law library in the United States, with some 750,000 volumes.

The U.S. News & World Report law school rankings ranked the law school #23. The graduating class of 2012 has a median GPA of 3.8 and median LSAT of 166.


The College of Law has produced notable alumni that have excelled in a variety of fields.









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