Law school makes top 150

  The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Schools 2014 Edition” showed the SIU School of Law has increased 14 slots and is now 140 in the nation. Cynthia Fountaine, dean of SIU’s law school, said the change occurred from three specific ... Continue Reading →

Model Illinois Government begins RSO process

Students will soon get the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an elected official and all such responsibilities through a developing campus organization. Model Illinois Government is in the initial process of becoming a Registered Student ... Continue Reading →

Foundation funds future

  Many students do not know who or what the SIU Foundation is until they receive a call from a student caller. The SIU Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides alumni and friends of the university a means to invest in the university’s ... Continue Reading →

Lawsuit payout provides health care education

A $500,000 lawsuit settlement will allow the university’s law school to provide medical and legal education to health care providers. The funds are from a recently settled 2004 class action lawsuit, according to 1996 law school alumnus Rob Schmieder. The ... Continue Reading →

Two-year law school instead of three becomes possibility

As the government looks at ways to minimize college costs for students, the traditional law degree may soon receive an update. President Barack Obama said Aug. 20 he believes law schools should consider cutting their programs from three to two years as ... Continue Reading →

New law students deal with lifestyle changes

  The beginning of the school year brings a new crop of law students to the university, and some may have to adjust to a new level of work not seen in their undergraduate studies. While a law school education can be rigorous and take a good deal ... Continue Reading →

Fifty years later, King’s footsteps remain powerful

  There was a dream 50 years ago, and for many that dream is still alive today. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is documented as one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history, a movement that called ... Continue Reading →
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