Directions & Accessibility

Getting around the Law School

View maps of the Law School's main two floors, including ADA accessibility information.

The Law School has two single-user restrooms: A200 (in the Dean’s Suite) and C105 (which requires a key from the Dean of Students). The University's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student Life keeps a list of gender-neutral and single-user restrooms on campus.

Getting to the Law School

1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
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By Taxi, Uber, Lyft, or Airport Shuttle

Taxi fare from:

  • Midway Airport to campus is approximately $25–$35
  • O’Hare Airport to campus is approximately $50–$70
  • Downtown to campus is approximately $15–$25.

Taxis are readily available at both airports. If you need to request a taxi, please keep the following information handy:

  • Checker Cab: 312.243.2537 or text your full name and pickup address to 312-520-3029.

If you need a taxi to pick you up from the Law School, you must call in advance. You should give them the Law School address (1111 East 60th Street).

You can also use the Uber app or Lyft app to request a ride to and from the Law School and other locations throughout Chicago.

Airport Shuttle: If you are downtown, you can easily get to the Law School by using public transportation; however, using public transportation to get to the Law School from either airport can be difficult as you will need to transfer modes of transport somewhere downtown. You may want to contact Omega Shuttle at 773-483-OMEGA (773-483-6634) or www.omegashuttle.com. Omega has designated stops at the University and around Hyde Park. Another option is Continental Airport Express at 888-2TheVan (888-284-3826) or www.airportexpress.com. If you plan to use one of these services, you should contact them before arriving in Chicago.

By Bus or Train

The Law School can be reached using the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) public bus and train lines, as well as the Metra commuter train.

The base fare for a trip on a CTA train is $2.25 and a CTA bus is $2.00 with up to two transfers permitted within two hours for an additional $0.25. We recommend that you purchase and load money onto a Ventra card or pass (the CTA’s transit card) so that you can take advantage of the reduced prices for transfers. To learn more about how to use the CTA or to plan your trip, please visit www.transitchicago.com.

Fares for a one-way ticket on the Metra commuter train run from $3.75 to $8.00 depending on the time of day you plan to travel.

Using the CTA Bus and Train Lines

From O'Hare to Downtown:

  • Take the CTA Blue Line train from O’Hare (follow the signs in the airport) to downtown Chicago (approximately 60 minutes).
  • Get off the train at the Jackson stop.
  • After you get off the train, walk one block east to the intersection of Jackson and State Streets and follow the instructions below under the heading “From Downtown to Hyde Park”.
  • Another convenient and cost-effective transportation option is to take the CTA Blue Line train from O’Hare to the Jackson stop and instead of transferring to the #2 or #6 bus as described below, take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to the Law School. Taxi fare from downtown to the Law School will be approximately $15-$25 and taxis should be readily available from the Jackson train stop. Please ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the Law School (1111 East 60th Street, Hyde Park).

From Downtown to Hyde Park:

At Jackson and State Streets, catch either the CTA #2 or #6 bus southbound to Hyde Park

  • #6 Bus (Jackson Park Express)
    • From State and Jackson Streets, take the #6 bus southbound (approx. 30 mins).
    • Get off the bus at either 57th or 59th Street and Stony Island, and walk west towards campus.
    • Turn left onto Woodlawn Avenue (heading south) and cross over the Midway Plaisance.
    • Turn right onto 60th Street.
    • The Law School is located on East 60th Street just west of University Avenue. 
  • #2 Bus (Hyde Park Express; brings you closer to our door but only runs during the morning and evening rush hours)
    • From State and Jackson Streets, take the #2 bus southbound (approx. 30 mins).
    • Get off the bus at 60th Street and Woodlawn Avenue and walk west.
    • The Law School is located on East 60th Street just west of University Avenue.

From Midway to Hyde Park:

  • Catch the #59 bus (59th/61st) from the Midway Orange Line Station (approx. 58 mins).
  • Get off the bus at 61st Street and University Avenue.
  • Once off the bus, walk north towards the Law School (you will be facing the back of the Law School and the parking lot).

Using the Metra Rail

From Downtown to Hyde Park:

  • Catch the Metra Electric District commuter train at the Millennium Station (151 N. Michigan Ave.), the Van Buren Street station (132 E. Van Buren Street), or the Museum Campus/11th Street station (Michigan Avenue at 11th Street).
  • Get off the train at the 55th/56th/57th Street or the 59th Street station and walk west towards the campus.
  • Turn left onto Woodlawn Avenue (heading south) and cross over the Midway Plaisance.
  • Turn right onto 60th Street.
  • The Law School is located on East 60th Street just west of University Avenue.

Parking

Street parking is available, but limited on campus. In addition, there are a few visitor parking lots on campus. Please check the University of Chicago Parking website to locate visitor parking lots.

A limited number of visitor spots are available in the Law School parking lot (which is directly behind the Law School) on a first-come, first-serve basis. To access the Law School parking lot, turn left onto University Avenue from 60th Street.

You must obtain a parking pass to park in the Law School parking lot. Please contact the appropriate department or the individual hosting you a few days prior to your arrival to reserve your parking pass, or you can pay $10 cash at the reception desk on the first floor.

Driving directions

From O'Hare International Airport

  • After exiting the airport, take I-190 East towards Chicago. (I-190 East will eventually become I- 90 E) • Remain on I-90 East for about 15 miles.
  • Merge onto I-55 North/Stevenson Expressway North (Exit 53) towards Lake Shore Drive South. 
  • Merge onto US-41 S/S Lake Shore Drive. • Exit on the right at E. 57th Drive.
  • Follow 57th Drive as it curves left around the Museum of Science and Industry and turns into S. Cornell Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Midway Plaisance (no traffic light, just veer right).
  • Keep straight on the Midway Plaisance through two traffic lights.
  • At the third traffic light, turn left onto Woodlawn Avenue.
  • Keep straight on Woodlawn Avenue through one traffic light. Then turn right at the stop sign onto 60th Street.
  • The Law School will be on your left at 1111 East 60th Street.

From Midway Airport

  • After exiting the airport, proceed north on S. Cicero Avenue to I-55 N.
  • Take I-55 N/Stevenson Expressway towards Chicago.
  • Merge onto US-41 S/S Lake Shore Drive.
  • Exit on the right at E. 57th Drive.
  • Follow 57th Drive as it curves left around the Museum of Science and Industry and turns into S. Cornell Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Midway Plaisance (no traffic light, just veer right).
  • Keep straight on the Midway Plaisance through two traffic lights.
  • At the third traffic light, turn left onto Woodlawn Avenue.
  • Keep straight on Woodlawn Avenue through one traffic light. Then turn right at the stop sign onto 60th Street.
  • The Law School will be on your left at 1111 East 60th Street.

From Lake Shore Drive (US-41 S)

  • Exit at E. 57th Drive.
  • Follow 57th Drive as it curves left around the Museum of Science and Industry and turns into S. Cornell Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Midway Plaisance (no traffic light, just veer right).
  • Keep straight on the Midway Plaisance through two traffic lights.
  • At the third traffic light, turn left onto Woodlawn Avenue.
  • Keep straight on Woodlawn Avenue through one traffic light. Then turn right at the stop sign onto 60th Street.
  • The Law School will be on your left at 1111 East 60th Street. 

From the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94)

  • Exit at W. Garfield Blvd. (Exit 57) and drive east following the signs for 55th Street. You will wind through Washington Park (the road turns into both Morgan Drive and Payne Drive).
  • Veer left and continue onto Midway Plaisance.
  • Turn right onto South Ellis Avenue.
  • Turn left onto 60th Street.
  • The Law School will be on your right at 1111 East 60th Street. 

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