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University of Illinois (College of Law )

What opportunities await you as you embark upon one of the most exciting professional journeys possible - the journey into the law! At the University of Illinois College of Law you'll be intellectually challenged by faculty renowned in their fields - authors of leading casebooks, texts, articles, and policy papers; whose path-breaking work regularly alters the course of legal reform. You'll be surrounded by peers of remarkable intelligence, experience, and promise in a learning environment famous for its collegiality and cooperative spirit. And you'll join a network of successful alumni some 9,000 strong who have found tremendous success in virtually every major U.S. city and over 60 countries.

Established more than a century ago, the College shares the world-class reputation of the University of Illinois. One of 16 colleges, schools, and institutes on the University's flagship Urbana-Champaign campus, the law school is consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 public law schools and a peer of the nation's private elite. You'll find the College of Law to be a unique blend of tradition and innovation, attributes you might expect from a college sharing space with the birthplace of the light-emitting diode and the first graphical Web browser.

From wireless computing areas and over 1,000 data ports to an extensive library currently ranked 14th in the nation, the all-inclusive environment of the law building facilitates your immersion in legal learning. Complementing a full array of courses are writing and editing responsibilities for scholarly journals, participation in clinical programs and competitions-from moot courts to trial teams to negotiation-opportunities for involvement in more than 40 student organizations, and invitations to study abroad. A robust schedule of lectures and conferences gives regular opportunities for lively student involvement in question-and-answer sessions with renowned legal scholars and prominent members of the judiciary.

Beyond the walls of the College, you'll find a community that mirrors the diversity of experiences offered by the large University that is at its soul. Rich in social, cultural, athletic, and volunteer opportunities, Champaign-Urbana is a lovely and lively College town just two hours from one of the world's great cities. I invite you to begin your exploration of the array of experiences available at Illinois by visiting the College, attending a class, and talking with students and professors. I am confident that you will join us in thinking this a very special place.

What type of institution will you choose to study the law? If it's the College of Law, you'll find an environment that is both collaborative and challenging while traditional and progressive. It's a place where you will meet new intellectual goals and form enduring friendships for life.

You will also find a very accessible and accomplished group of faculty members. So not only are your professors noted legal experts and authors affecting law around the globe, but people you will enjoy getting to know-whether you're going over the day's classroom discussion, talking about sports or movies, or debating the latest major court case. It's a key difference: well-connected, well-published faculty members who still care about students and teaching. You'll also discover a wonderfully supportive administration that works to make your experience at the College of Law the best it can be.

Your fellow students make this a special place, too. The most diverse student body in the Midwest, they excelled as undergraduates at some of the nation's finest colleges and universities. The 2005-2006 entering class boasted a median grade point average of 3.32 and a median LSAT of 166. But we don't accept applicants based on scores alone. We read each application carefully, looking for students who will succeed at the College of Law and enrich the overall learning environment.

Employers from all over the country come to Champaign-Urbana to interview College of Law students every year, and there are a multitude of other job sources available including our resume submission program, career fairs, and our electronic job bank where thousands of positions are posted yearly. See where some of our graduates have gone in our National Employment map.

In addition to a full array of courses, you'll find writing and editing responsibilities for scholarly journals, participation in competitions - from moot courts to trial teams to negotiation - as well as clinical offerings in four different areas-civil litigation, employee justice, international human rights, and transactions and community economic development.

Fully explore all of this web site to learn about the College of Law. Then come visit us, meet students, and take a building tour. Or drop by and introduce yourself when we're traveling in your area. Determine for yourself why this is a great place to study the law.

School name:University of IllinoisCollege of Law
Address:504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Zip & city:IL 61820  Illinois

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