School of Law
Every Gift Matters

Celebrating our 50th anniversary, SIU LAW provides a legal education that is shaped by what we value: students, teaching, scholarship, service, and community. The law 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 4,500. 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. We are proud of our 175+ alumni judges. 

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. See our funding priorities below and click Give Now at the top of the page to make your gift. 

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.

Please see our funding priorities below and click the fund you would like to support.  

School of Law 50th Anniversary Fund:  Funding for events regarding the School of Law's 50th Anniversary.  The funds will be used for programs, projects, student programs, infrastructure, and updates for the School of Law.  

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 FundProvides scholarships to benefit students in the School of Law.

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

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.

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

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

William Enyart Bar Preparation FundProvides 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.

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. 

Health Law Activities Fund:  Provides assistance to current MD/JD students for extra-curricular activities such as conferences, seminars, etc.

To support the Black Law Students Association Click Here.

Groups with the Most Gifts!
Check out which groups have brought in the most gifts for SIU Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 837
2 WSIU Public Broadcasting 765
3 Saluki Athletics 299
4 School of Medicine 260
5 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math 250
Groups by Dollars Raised
Check out which Groups have raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Business and Analytics $819,120.00
2 School of Medicine $652,035.00
3 College of Liberal Arts $488,031.00
4 College of Engineering, Computing, Tech, & Math $156,525.00
5 Touch of Nature $123,855.50
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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 37
2 MO 5
3 WI 4
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