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Southern Illinois University School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
85%
Number students applying:
433
Number students accepted:
367
First-year attrition rate:
7%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
154
Median:
147
25th percentile:
144

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.45
Median:
3.09
25th percentile:
2.71

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $19,160 N/A
Non-resident $43,320 N/A
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $17,155
Off Campus $17,155                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
349
Number students enrolled full-time:
348
Number students enrolled part-time:
1
Number of first-year students:
125

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
53%
% Women students:
40%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
14%
% Minority students:
20%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
2
Names of law journals:
Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Journal of Legal Medicine
% of students involved in law journals:
49%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
23%
% of students in field placements:
67%
% of students in simulation courses:
89%

Curriculum Strengths

Health Law,
Family Law,
Criminal Justice

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 65% 68
National Employment Rate 2013 72% 93
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 77% 62
State 2nd Largest Employer MO 15% 12
State 3rd Largest Employer IN 2% 2
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 48% 56
State 2nd Largest Employer MO 13.7% 16
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 3.4% 4

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.71%
Law Firm 2-10
30.77%
Law Firm 11-25
16.24%
Law Firm 26-50
7.69%
Law Firm 51-100
1.71%
Law Firm 101-250
3.42%
Law Firm 251-500
0
Law Firm 501+
0
Law Firm Unknown Size
2.56%
Business & Industry
7.69%
Government
17.95%
Public Interest / Service
2.56%
Clerkships Federal
0.85%
Clerkships State / Local
2.56%
Education / Academia
0
Other
3.42%

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 89% 88%
State 2 MO 88% 90%
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 80% 87%
State 2 MO 73% 92%
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 88% 89%
State 2 MO 100% 93%
State 3 KY 67% 86%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
URL (if any):

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
618-536-7711
Admissions Phone:
618-453-8858
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Cynthia
Fountaine
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
Indiana University, Bloomington
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Akami
Marik
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
Missouri Western State University
Law Degree:
MS
School:
Western Illinois University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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