School of Law
1 vision. 24 hours.

Southern Illinois University’s School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

 

A legal education at our School of Law is shaped by what we value: students, teaching, scholarship, service, and community.  The nationally ranked Lawyering Skills Program and the award-winning ABA Gambrell Professionalism Series bridge the gap between theory and practice, thus, preparing graduates to function effectively as professionals.  Both programs are incorporated into the first-year curriculum as an effort to begin practice-ready instruction during the initial year of law school, and continue as students progress toward their degree.

 

The School provides a rigorous, high-value legal education that prepares our students for the challenges of a 21st century legal career.  Our curriculum equips students for a career in any environment, ranging from a legal aid office and large urban law firm, to a corporate board room and government agency.

 

School of Law faculty members are distinguished practitioners and accomplished academicians.  They are not only known for their legal research and scholarship, but also for their ability and commitment to instruction.

 

Our alumni are a testament to the success of the SIU School of Law. Since the first class graduated in 1976, the number of SIU School of Law graduates has grown to more than 4,000. Our powerful alumni network is a great tool that assists students as well as graduates in a variety of ways, including externships and employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Alumni practice law in 48 of the 50 states and internationally in more than 10 countries, and more than 100 hold or have held federal and state judgeships.

 

You have a unique opportunity to invest in a program that is enjoying measurable results.  Please partner with the School of Law and invest in a bright future for our students and activities.

 

School of Law Strategic Excellence Fund
Donations to this fund support a wide variety of programs and activities including student organizations, scholarships, technology, travel, supplies, and events.

School of Law Student Scholarship Fund: Provides scholarships to benefit students in the School of Law.

Suzanne J. Schmitz Scholarship Fund:  Provides scholarship support to law students who need financial assistance with Bar Preparation expenses.

Moot Court Activities Fund:  Benefits the School of Law Moot Court teams.

The Law Journal Fund​:  Benefits the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.

Mock Trial Team Fund:  Provides funding for the team such as travel costs to compete across the country.

Law Clinical Programs:  Funding for student programming in the Civil Practice, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Justice Clinics.

Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program:  Provides funding for the program that provides free legal assistance to Veterans in Southern Illinois.

School of Law Special Events Fund:  This fund will provide the support to implement a number of events that bring the alumni, faculty, and students together. 

School of Law International Human Rights Fund:  Supports a fellowship for a law student working in the international human rights field.

SIU Law Library Operating Endowment Fund

William Enyart Bar Preparation Fund: Provides support for recent SIU School of Law graduates who have just completed their third year of law school and are studying for the bar exam

Class of 1979 Scholarship Fund (in honor of John Lynn)

David C. Johnson Scholarship Fund:  Provides scholarships to first-generation college students.

Professor Bill Schroeder Scholarship Fund

Jennifer Camero Scholarship:  Provides scholarships to students with an interest in Business or Transactional Law.

Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine $196,336.00
2 College of Education and Human Services $171,847.00
3 Saluki Athletics $139,301.88
4 College of Liberal Arts $113,380.00
5 Diversity Initiatives $101,000.00
6 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) $79,060.00
7 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $76,766.00
8 College of Business $64,678.00
9 School of Law $61,801.00
10 Touch of Nature $58,616.00
11 College of Agricultural Sciences $52,382.00
12 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $51,473.35
13 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,154.93
14 New Student Programs $20,025.00
15 Saluki Alumni Plaza $19,700.00
16 College of Engineering $17,579.00
17 Morris Library $15,998.00
18 Strong Survivors $13,825.00
19 Student Affairs $7,030.00
20 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) $5,519.98
21 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $5,299.00
22 University Museum $5,130.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $4,895.00
24 SIU Press $4,005.00
25 College of Science $3,880.00
26 General University Scholarships $2,905.00
27 SIU Alumni Association $2,575.00
28 SIU Green Fund Grant Program $1,957.00
29 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,745.00
30 Campus Lake Fund $855.00
31 Chancellor's Scholars Program $845.00
32 SIU Arboretum $775.00
33 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $555.00
34 University Honors Program $385.00
35 Graduate School $290.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $250.00
37 Center for International Education $200.00
38 Center for Archaeological Investigations $120.00
39 The Dawg Lounge $10.00
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 815
2 School of Medicine 285
3 School of Law 235
4 Saluki Athletics 159
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 141
6 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 87
7 Strong Survivors 77
8 College of Liberal Arts 68
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 67
10 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) 64
11 College of Engineering 63
12 College of Education and Human Services 62
13 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) 59
14 College of Business 52
15 Touch of Nature 46
16 Morris Library 39
17 College of Science 38
18 WSIU Public Broadcasting 35
19 SIU Green Fund Grant Program 34
20 SIU Alumni Association 31
21 Student Affairs 30
22 General University Scholarships 26
23 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 25
24 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 25
25 Saluki Alumni Plaza 24
26 University Museum 21
27 Diversity Initiatives 19
28 SIU Press 19
29 Campus Lake Fund 15
30 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 13
31 SIU Arboretum 12
32 University Honors Program 7
33 Chancellor's Scholars Program 6
34 Graduate School 5
35 Police K-9 Unit 5
36 Center for International Education 4
37 Center for Archaeological Investigations 4
38 New Student Programs 2
39 The Dawg Lounge 1
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Rank State Donors
1 IL 56
2 IA 4
3 CA 3
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