Illinois Law Schools and Careers

Career Information for Lawyers in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Lawyers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago, Bloomington and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kankakee, Rockford and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Springfield and Bloomington

Salaries for Lawyers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Rockford, Chicago and Bloomington

Schools for Lawyers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Law Schools in Illinois

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  • Degrees: Master

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  • Programs: MS in Legal Studies, Undergraduate in Legal Studies
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor
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More Illinois Law Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
DePaul University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 23,401
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 7,277
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 15,545
Northern Illinois University Dekalb Doctorate & First Professional 25,254
Northwestern University Evanston Doctorate & First Professional 19,005
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
The John Marshall Law School Chicago Masters & First Professional 1,530
University of Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 14,538
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 740 $112350 1.74
Carbondale 140 $64900 0.61
Marion 140 $64900 0.61
Danville 60 $59220 0.51
Decatur 70 $77360 0.31
Peoria 460 $94620 0.59
Rockford 280 $91850 0.43
Kankakee 50 $0 0.26
Springfield 630 $90790 1.34
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