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About UIC Law

Our Mission

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (UIC Law)—Chicago’s public law school—is a diverse, dynamic, and scholarly community that educates students to become ethical, innovative, and multidisciplinary problem-solvers and counselors who pursue justice in a rapidly changing world.

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The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is Chicago’s largest university. The addition of UIC Law grows the university to 16 academic colleges that serve more than 31,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

As the 16th college, UIC Law hosts interdisciplinary programs to train our students for the future of law practice through multidisciplinary perspectives; enhancing our traditional strengths in intellectual property, lawyering skills, and experiential education; and building innovative programs in law and health sciences.

UIC Law is proudly recognized as a diverse, innovative institution that promotes excellence in all aspects of legal education. We provide one of the most comprehensive and aggressive JD skills-training curricula in the country, including trial and appellate advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, client counseling, negotiations, and legal writing. In addition, our Centers for Excellence provide graduate law programs in employee benefits, intellectual property law, and real estate law.

UIC Law degree candidates benefit from a combination of academic and practical instruction by full-time and practicing adjunct faculty. Students are also encouraged to gain legal experience by taking advantage of legal clinic opportunities, externships, practicum, and professional education events, and by participating in specific programs designed to prepare students for the bar examination. Students are also encouraged to consult the resources and expertise of the Career Services Office as they prepare for their careers.

The law school will continue its engagement with the community, promote excellence, inspire innovation, and produce the next generation of talented lawyers and leaders for Chicago and beyond.

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