University of Illinois College of Law
|University of Illinois College of Law|
|Location||Champaign, IL, US|
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The University of Illinois College of Law was ranked 25th among the nation's "Top 100 Law Schools" in the 2008 publication of U.S. News & World Report. In 2005, Brian Leiter ranked the school 1st for hiring high-profile lateral faculty. The faculty ranks No. 7 in the nation in per-faculty publications and No. 9 overall in productivity. In 2006, Illinois ranked #1 in the nation for achieving the greatest improvement in its student credentials in a single year. And, Illinois remains #1 in the Big Ten Conference and within the state of Illinois for the diversity of its student population with 36.8% of its student body comprised of students of color. Illinois also ranks 5th in the nation for the percentage of graduates employed within nine months of graduation, and it placed #17 in a recent ranking of law schools by the number of students hired by the nation's Top-50 law firms.