Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711

A student who has successfully completed 44 credit hours (50% of the credit hours required for graduation) may obtain an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 License to practice law under the terms and conditions set forth in the Rule. Students may not apply for the license until they have received grades in courses totaling 44 credit hours; it is no longer permissible to apply after taking final exams (but before grades have been received) in courses totaling 44 credit hours.

Application forms are available through the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts website. Students should print the appropriate form out, complete the form, and return it to the Registrar's office with the supervising attorney's signature and the required photograph of the student. After receipt of the form, the Dean certifies the status of the student and the application is sent to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, which issues the license and mails it to the student.