Prepare to Change Lives at UIC Law
At UIC Law, our mission is to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community. As part of the University of Illinois Chicago—Chicago’s largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution—you have more resources and opportunities than ever before to impact your community. From our nationally recognized faculty and programs to the impact of our Community Legal Clinics, we offer you more than just an education. At UIC Law, we prepare you with the knowledge, skills, experience, and values to change lives.
Recent Recognition & Awards
2021 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property Law (preLaw magazine)
2021 Best Law Schools for Practical Training (preLaw magazine)
2021 Most Diverse Law Schools in the Nation (preLaw magazine)
Academic Degree Programs
Pave Your Path to Justice.
JD Program Details
Enhance Your Marketability.
Joint Degree Program Areas
Heighten Your Knowledge. Expand Your Impact.
Advance Your Career.
Community Legal Clinic Recognition & Awards
2020-2021 ISBA LEAC Excellence in Legal Education Award: Fair Housing Clinic
2018 Illinois Department of Human Rights Human Rights Day Award: Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic
2017 ISBA Human Rights Section Gertz Award: International Human Rights Clinic
2016 ISBA Excellence in Legal Education Award: Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic
2016 2016 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Public Service Award: Veterans Legal Clinic
A Community of Support
Student Support Resources
2021 Greatest Resources for Minority Students - #10 (Princeton Review)
2020 Best Law Schools for African-American Students (preLaw magazine)
2020 Best Law Schools for Asian Students (preLaw magazine)
2020 Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students (preLaw magazine)
2016 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Inductee
“I am honored to serve Chicago and to carry this law school’s history of opportunity, inclusion, innovation, and excellence forward into the future.”
Faculty Points of Pride
50% of our full-time faculty hold law degrees from Top 15 law schools.
45% of our full-time faculty are women.
35% of our full-time faculty are professors of color.
Questions about the UIC Law Transaction?
On August 16, 2019, The John Marshall Law School and the University of Illinois at Chicago joined to create UIC Law, Chicago’s only public law school. In anticipation of your further interest in UIC Law, we’ve prepared answers to some of the most-frequently asked questions.