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  • Top 15 #15 in Legal Writing Programs (2023 U.S. News & World Report)

  • Top 25 #21 in Trial Advocacy Programs (2023 U.S. News & World Report)

  • Top 30 #28 in Part-Time Programs (2023 U.S. News & World Report)

  • Top 10 #9 in Greatest Resources for Minority Students (2022 Princeton Review)

  • 2022-2017 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property Law (preLaw magazine)

  • 2021-2017 Best Law Schools for Practical Training (preLaw magazine)

UIC Law Launches HELPP for Students and the Community Heading link

Led by Dean Amy T. Campbell, the nation’s first Associate Dean for Law & Health Sciences, UIC Law’s new Health Equity, Law & Policy Program (HELPP) is on a mission to tackle the systemic factors that impede health equity in our communities. Through a combination of national, state, and local partnerships with nonprofit organizations and government agencies; multidisciplinary collaborations within the larger University of Illinois Chicago; and academic programs dedicated to preparing students to address current and emerging health law and policy issues, HELPP is working to develop and implement practical legal and health care interventions that benefit Chicago and provide a model for other communities.

Learn More about HELPP

New Academic Programs Heading link

1L Antiracist Curriculum Project

Associate Dean Teri McMurtry-Chubb Teaching

Under the leadership of Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development, UIC Law has debuted a comprehensive set of tools and materials for faculty to integrate antiracist teaching and practice throughout the core first-year curriculum.

JD Concentrations

Professor Hugh Mundy Teaching

Responding to our rapidly evolving society, UIC Law has launched three new JD concentrations to better prepare our graduates to pursue justice on behalf of their clients and shape the policies that impact our future.

JD/Master of Public Health

Associate Dean Amy T. Campbell Teaching

Developed by Professor Amy Campbell, the nation’s only Associate Dean for Law & Health Sciences, the new joint JD/MPH program, offered collaboratively with the UIC School of Public Health, prepares aspiring attorneys with the tools and competencies to address the legal and policy issues that impact health equity, justice, and inclusion.

Nationally Recognized Faculty Scholars Heading link

  • 50 % of our full-time faculty hold degrees from Top 20 law schools.

  • 44 % of our full-time faculty are women.

  • 40 % of our full-time faculty are professors of color.

Core DEI Strategies for the Classroom Heading link

Prominent critical-race-and-gender scholar Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb‘s new, comprehensive pedagogical how-to book on diversity, equity and inclusion teaching methods. Strategies & Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to DEI Pedagogy, Course Planning, and Classroom Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer Legal Education, is now available to legal academics online as a free download.

Learn More about This Free DEI Resource

Recent Faculty Book & Journal Publications Heading link

Professor Alberto Bernabe

  • Guarding the Guardians: Should Guardians ad Litem Be Immune From Liability for Negligence?, 51 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1001 (2020)

Professor Megan Bess

  • Grit, Growth Mindset, and the Path to Successful Lawyering, 89 UMKC L. Rev. 493 (2021)
  • “Effective Collaboration in Online Courses” in Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era (Carolina Academic Press 2021)

Professor Cynthia D. Bond

  • “Using Skills Pedagogy to Enrich the Family Law Classroom” in Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom (Carolina Academic Press 2021)

Associate Dean Amy T. Campbell

  • Addressing the Community Trauma of Inequity Holistically: The Head and the Heart Behind Structural Interventions, 98 Denv. L. Rev. 1 (2021)

Professor Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak

  • Making A Case for the Right to A Healthy Environment for the Protection of Vulnerable Communities: A Case of Coal-Ash Disaster in Puerto Rico, 9 Mich. J. Envtl. & Admin. L. 379 (2020)

Professor Yelena Duterte

  • Review of Recent Veterans Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit, 2020 Edition (w/ Angela Drake & Stacey Rae Simcox), 70 Am. U. L. Rev. 1381 (2021)
  • Review of Recent Veterans Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit (w/ Angela Drake & Stacey Rae Simcox), 69 AM. U. L. REV. 1343 (2020)
  • Splendid Isolation: VA’s Failure to Provide Due Process Protections and Access to Justice to Veterans and Their Caregivers, 29 J.L. & Pol’y 1 (2020)

Professor Stuart Ford

  • Don Quixote or Darth Vader? President Trump’s Views on International Humanitarian Law, 20 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 45 (2021)
  • Senior Leaders and Those Most Responsible at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, 15 FIU L. Rev. 31 (2021)
  • Can the International Criminal Court Succeed? An Analysis of the Empirical Evidence of Violence Prevention, 43 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 101 (2020)
  • Has President Trump Committed A War Crime by Pardoning War Criminals?, 35 Am. U. Int’l L. Rev. 757 (2020)

Professor William Ford

  • So Are Games Coffee Mugs or What? Games and the Right of Publicity Revisited, 19 UIC Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 178 (2020)

Professor Marc Ginsberg

  • Palsgraf Meets Medicine: Physician Beware!—The Unidentified Nonpatient and the Duty of Care, 54 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 1 (2021)
  • The Reliability of Statements Made for Medical Diagnosis or Treatment: A Medical – Legal Analysis of a Hearsay Exception, 54 UIC L. Rev. 679 (2021)

Professor Cecil Hunt II

  • Feeding the Machine: The Commodification of Black Bodies from Slavery to Mass Incarceration, 49 U. Balt. L. Rev. 313 (2020)

Associate Dean Samuel V. Jones

  • Law Schools, Cultural Competency, and Discrimination, 21 Berkeley J. Afr.-Am. L. & Pol’y 84 (2021)

Professor Kathryn J. Kennedy

  • The Perils of Self-Directed IRAs, 22 Marq. Ben. & Soc. Welfare L. Rev. 1 (2021)

Professor Jason Kilborn

  • Fatal Flaws in Financing Personal Bankruptcy: The Curious Case of Russia in Comparative Context, 94 Am. Bankr. L.J. 419 (2020)

Professor Rogelio Lasso

  • A Blueprint for Using Assessments to Achieve Learning Outcomes and Improve Students’ Learning, 12 Elon L. Rev. 1 (2020)
  • “Negligence,” “Professional Liability,” and “Products Liability” in Illinois Tort Law (Lexis-Nexis/Mathew Bender 2020)

Professor Daryl Lim

  • Can Computational Antitrust Succeed?, 1 Stan. Computational Antitrust 38 (2021)
  • Saving Substantial Similarity, 73 Fla. L. Rev. 591 (2021)
  • Substantial Similarity’s Silent Death, 48 Pepp. L. Rev. 713 (2021)
  • The Influence of Alice: A Response to Jay P. Kesan & Runhua Wang’s Eligible Subject Matter at the Patent Office: An Empirical Study of the Influence of Alice on Patent Examiners and Patent Applicants, 105 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 345 (2021)

Professor Ann M. Lousin

  • Why Did Illinois Call a Constitutional Convention in 1968?, 72 Rutgers U.L. Rev. 1021 (2020)

Associate Dean Teri McMurtry-Chubb

  • The Law School Curriculum and the Movement for Black Lives, 31 U. Fla. JL & Pub. Pol’y 27 (2021)
  • Strategies and Techniques for Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into the Core Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to DEI Pedagogy, Course Planning, and Classroom Practice (Wolters Kluwer 2021)
  • Race Unequals Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy (Lexington Books 2021)
  • Gut Renovations: Using Critical and Comparative Rhetoric to Remodel How the Law Addresses Privilege and Power (w/ Elizabeth Berenguer & Lucy Jewel), 23 Harv. Latinx L. Rev. 1 (2020)
  • Teaching with Feminist Judgments: A Global Conversation (w/ Bridget Crawford, et al.), 38 Law & Ineq. 1 (2020)
  • The Law School Curriculum and the Movement for Black Lives, 31 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 27 (2020)

Professor Hugh Mundy

  • Why Would You Say That? Addressing Systemic Injustice in the Evidentiary Standard for Opposing Party Statements (w/ L. Alexandra McDonald), 53 UIC J. Marshall L. Rev. 773 (2021)
  • “A Story Is the Truth Well Told: Integrating Narrative Thinking Skills into the First-Year Curriculum Using Live Client Cases” in Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom (Carolina Academic Press 2021)
  • Forgiven, Forgotten? Rethinking Victim Impact Statements for an Era of Decarceration, 68 UCLA L. Rev. Discourse 302 (2020)

Professor Kim D. Ricardo

  • Necrophilia: A New Social-Harm Taxonomy of U.S. Laws, 27 Wm. & Mary J. Race Gender & Soc. Just. 351 (2021)

Professor Steven D. Schwinn

  • The Misguided On-Off Theory of Congressional Authority, 95 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 551 (2020)

Professor Michael Seng

  • Restorative Justice: A Model for Conciliating Fair Housing Disputes, 21 J.L. Soc’y 63 (2021)

Professor Debra Pogrund Stark

  • Got Bounded Rationality and Political Gridlock? There’s a Loan Disclosure Hack for That (w/ Jessica M. Choplin & Andrew Pizor), 69 Clev. St. L. Rev. 105 (2020)

Professor Mark E. Wojcik

  • Developments in International Litigation, 56 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 505 (2020)
  • The UN at 75: Success Stories from the Trusteeship System, 33 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 309 (2021)
  • Law Students and Cell Phone Use: Results of A Six-School Survey (w/ Robert M. Jarvis, et al.), 89 UMKC L. Rev. 269 (2020)
  • International and Foreign Legal Research Resources at the Law Library of Congress, 32 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 359 (2020)
  • Recent Developments in International Litigation, 55 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 409 (2020)
  • Criminal Justice and COVID-19 (w/ David Austin), 35 Crim. Just. 44 (2020)
  • “Law Students Who Speak English as a Second Language” in Legal Writing Sourcebook (3d ed., ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar 2020)
  • “Global Aspects of HIV/AIDS” in AIDS and the Law (Wolters Kluwer 2020)

Recent UIC Law Rankings, Ratings & Awards Heading link

Academic & Institutional Awards

  • #15 in Legal Writing (2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools)
  • #21 in Trial Advocacy (2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools)
  • #28 in Part-Time Programs (2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools)
  • #9 in Greatest Resources for Minority Students (2022 Princeton Review)
  • 2022, 2020, 2018 Best Law Schools for African-American Students (preLaw magazine)
  • 2022, 2020, 2018 Best Law Schools for Asian Students (preLaw magazine)
  • 2022, 2020 Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students (preLaw magazine)
  • 2022 Best Law Schools for Native American Students (preLaw magazine)
  • 2022–2017 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property (preLaw magazine)
  • 2022, 2018, 2017 Best Law Schools for International Law (preLaw magazine)
  • 2021–2017 Best Law Schools for Practical Training (preLaw magazine)
  • 2021, 2019, 2017 Most Diverse Law Schools in the Nation (preLaw magazine)
  • 2020 Law Student of the Year: Alexandra Pruitt (National Jurist magazine)
  • 2019–2017 Best Law Schools for Alternative Dispute Resolution (preLaw magazine)
  • 2018–2019 Fulbright Scholar Top Producer for Specialized Schools (U.S. Department of State)
  • 2018 Best Law Schools for Legal Technology (preLaw magazine)
  • 2017 Best Law Schools for Human Rights Law (preLaw magazine)
  • 2017 Law Students of the Year: Oluchi Ifebi (National Jurist magazine)
  • 2016 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2021 ISBA LEAC Excellence in Legal Education Award (Fair Housing Legal Support Center & 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 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Public Service Award (Veterans Legal Clinic)

Alumni Awards

  • 2022 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars: 690 Graduates (Super Lawyers)
  • 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law: 7 Graduates (Crain’s Chicago Business)
  • 2021 Forty Under 40 List: 7 Graduates (Chicago Lawyer)
  • 2020 Forty Under 40 List: 8 Graduates (Chicago Lawyer)
  • 2019 20 in Their 20s: 1 Graduate (Crain’s Chicago Business)
  • 2019 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law: 9 Graduates (Crain’s Chicago Business)
  • 2019 Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting & Law: 2 Graduates (Crain’s Chicago Business)
  • 2019 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars: 721 Graduates (Super Lawyers)
  • 2018 Forty Under 40 List: 6 Graduates (Chicago Lawyer)
  • 2018 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars: 652 Graduates (Super Lawyers)
  • 2017 Top 50 Go-To Law Schools’ Associates to Partner Rankings: #36 (Tied) (National Law Journal)

Our Mission. Our Values. Heading link

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.

  • Academic Excellence

    We integrate legal practice, theory, and values to empower students to think critically and creatively, understand how law works with other professions, and solve client and societal problems.

  • Community Building

    We provide opportunities for our community of students, employees, and alumni to meet, learn, collaborate, and celebrate with each other in an environment that promotes fairness.

  • Ethics & Professionalism

    We are committed to developing and supporting students and graduates who adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, and civility.

  • Knowledge Production

    We are scholars who create and disseminate knowledge to increase community awareness of the law and advance the development of policy for the public good.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    We are committed to being culturally aware and responsive to the needs of different identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community.

  • Public Engagement

    We contribute to improving the law, access to the legal system, the administration of justice, and the quality of services rendered by the legal profession to create a more equitable and just world.

  • Wellness

    We respond to the needs of the Law School community by facilitating access to resources that contribute to academic success and a lifelong pursuit of holistic wellness.