SIU Law School

General Info

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Southern Illinois University is a state university located in southern Illinois.

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SIU Law School Admissions

SIU Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 79% of its applicants. Comparatively, Siu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 429 337 (78.55%) 121 (28.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.66 2.96 3.32
LSAT 145 149 152

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $19,474 $41,120
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $17,471
  • Living off-campus: $17,471
  • Living at home: $17,471

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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SIU Law School Community

SIU Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Siu is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 22
  • Part Time: 18

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 26
  • # Minority Faculty: 7

Ratio

16.2 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

SIU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. SIU Law School 1L section size is 91% smaller than law schools in Illinois and 52% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

SIU Law School: 87
Illinois Average: 166
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 591
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 80

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 127
  • Law Journals: 104
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 11.2%
  • Second Year: 1.6%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

SIU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The SIU Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 79% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 90.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 58.0%
  • Business: 15.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 0.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Illinois: 77%
  • Missouri: 15%
  • Indiana: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 90.9%
  • First Time Takers: 99
  • Average School: 86.7%
  • Average State: 85.6%
  • Pass Difference: 1.1%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Illinois: 85.4%
  • Passed: 71 of 83 (85.5%)
  • State Average: 85.6%
  • Difference: 0.1%