The faculty at Illinois is one of the most respected and highly cited in the nation, boasting national leaders in the fields of bankruptcy law, corporate law, criminal law, elder law, health law, labor law, property law, and a variety of other fields. Collectively, they consistently rank in the top 25 in the nation for SSRN downloads.
And they bring a range of perspectives to their teaching and research. About half of the College of Law faculty hold advanced graduate degrees in fields in addition to law, including medicine, economics, engineering, business, history, philosophy, and psychology. At Illinois, teaching is not an afterthought. To the contrary, four members of the College's faculty have won the University of Illinois' prestigious Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching.