University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Mailing Address: 
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
300 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60604

Contact Information: 
Campus Location: First floor, Plymouth Building (P-101) 
(800) 537-4280 

law-admissions@uic.edu
law.uic.edu

Administration: 
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 seven LLM program specialty areas.
  • 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.

JD Program

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:

  1. Criminal Law and Procedure
  2. Critical Race and Gender Studies
  3. Health Equity, Law, and Policy
  4. Intellectual Property Law
  5. International Human Rights Law
  6. Sustainability
  7. Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

LLM Programs

LLM programs are offered in seven specialty areas of law: 

  1. Employee Benefitsa
  2. Intellectual Property Lawa
  3. 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.

MJ Programa

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.