Bar Passage Rate

ABA Standard 509
Bar Passage Report

In 2017, Chicago-Kent graduates achieved a first-time pass rate of 78.72% on the Illinois bar exam.

At 91.44 percent, Chicago-Kent placed third among the nine Illinois law schools—behind only the University of Chicago and Northwestern—on the first "ultimate bar passage" report released by the American Bar Association, which presents the percentage of 2015 law school graduates who passed the bar exam in any jurisdiction within two years of graduation. (Download the full spreadsheet containing data for all ABA-approved law schools, including Chicago-Kent).

Bar Preparation Resources

Visit the new Chicago-Kent Bar Prep website

Chicago-Kent is committed to providing students with the academic foundation necessary for success on the bar exam. The faculty provides a list of recommended courses to help upper-level law students select electives in areas likely to be tested on the exam and hosts a series of bar readiness review sessions for 3L students on key bar subjects. The law school also offers an Intensive Essay Writing Lab for students the law school identifies as needing additional assistance sharpening the analytic and writing skills needed for practice as well as for success on the bar exam.