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Prospective Students

Chicago-Kent College of Law
Student Centered. Future Focused.


Why Chicago-Kent? Here are a few compelling reasons:
93–97% first-time pass rate on the July Illinois bar exam over the past 5 years — 4 to 7 percentage points above the state pass rate
#3 in Chicago for the percentage of 2013 graduates employed in full-time, long-term legal and other professional positions — surpassed only by the University of Chicago and Northwestern
#6 in trial advocacy and #10 in intellectual property as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Ready to learn more? Read on.

At Chicago-Kent, we combine innovative experiential offerings with traditional intellectual firepower in targeted ways that better prepare you for the evolving demands of a transformed legal market.


We are student-centered.

Our 1L Your Way program allows you to get a head start on understanding the connections between theory and practice during the first year. Our extensive legal writing and advocacy programs provide the bedrock skills needed to thrive in this work environment. Our in-house legal clinics and small practice incubator offer apprenticeships that introduce you to the business of law. And our Praxis Program carries out that integration by weaving together hands-on learning from the clinics, classroom, courtroom, and externships.

All of these steps take place under the guidance of both faculty and Career Service mentors to ensure that our distinctive blend of traditional and experiential learning positions each student effectively for the job market.


We are future-focused.

Chicago-Kent is a technologically savvy law school, where you'll learn to grapple with the continuing technological developments that will transform the substance and practice of law during your career.

The Internet, social media, and big data alter our understanding of the First Amendment, intellectual property, international law and more. Our faculty provides sophisticated instruction in how to understand the ways in which technology is affecting substantive law, as well as how to use technology effectively to advance your future clients' interests. And our students are second to none in developing technology for the public interest to create greater access to justice for all.


Our results are a testament to our distinctive approach to legal education.

Since our founding in 1888, our alumni of distinction have included two Illinois governors, multiple members of the U.S. Congress, and numerous legal trailblazers, including the first African American woman admitted to the Illinois bar, and the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as Cook County State's Attorney.

Our supportive alumni network currently comprises 13,500 law graduates in all 50 states and around the world, and more than 55,000 additional alumni of Illinois Institute of Technology.