UIC School of Law
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
300 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Assistant Dean for Admissions, Chanté Spann
The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law offers three types of professional degrees: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), and Master of Jurisprudence (MJ).
- Most of the LLM programs and most concentrations for the MJ program can be completed online.
- Students may complete any of the degree programs on a part-time or full-time basis and may begin their studies in the fall or the spring semester. Full-time students generally complete the JD program in three years, whereas part-time students who take 10–11 hours each semester can complete the JD program in approximately four years.
- Joint degree (JD/LLM) offerings are available in each of the three LLM program specialty areas.
- Interdisciplinary joint degree offerings with other UIC colleges are available. For more information on the Law School's joint degree programs, please consult the following website: UIC Law joint degree programs
- The Law School’s degree programs are considered professional programs and are not administered by the Graduate College. The Law School website provides additional information on the Law School’s degree programs, admission requirements, and the application process.
The JD program requires completion of 90 hours: 50 required core hours, including 3 hours of clinical or externship course work, and 40 elective hours. JD students may earn an optional JD concentration in one of seven areas:
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Critical Race and Gender Studies
- Health Equity, Law, and Policy
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Human Rights Law
- Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
LLM programs are offered in three specialty areas of law:
- Employee Benefitsa
- Intellectual Property Lawa
- Real Estate Lawa
Each LLM program requires completion of 30 hours. The number of required versus elective course credits varies depending on the program, ranging from 9 to15 required hours. Admission to an LLM program requires a JD degree or equivalent foreign degree.
The MJ program requires completion of 30 hours. Currently, one concentration, Law and Policy, is offered in the MJ program. The program requires completion of 30 hours, including 9 hours of required courses and 8 or more hours of selective courses.
Effective Fall 2020, new students are not being admitted to this program. Contact the program directly for more information.