IIT Chicago-Kent moved to a new, 10-story, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Chicago in January 1992. The IIT Downtown Campus houses the law school as well as the university's Stuart School of Business.
Chicago-Kent's extensive computer network is an essential educational feature of the classrooms and library. Students are able to connect to the network via wireless access throughout the building. Most classroom seats, many library carrels and numerous locations throughout the building also provide Ethernet access to the computer network.
The Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom, named for the distinguished Chicago-Kent graduate and former senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, integrates design features from the best courtrooms and trial advocacy training facilities in the nation. Planned for both law school instruction and actual legal proceedings, the Marovitz Courtroom incorporates the latest computer and audiovisual technologies in a traditional setting.
The Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, named for the prominent Chicago-Kent alumnus and former governor of Illinois, is a 325-seat, two-level auditorium equipped with a front-screen video projection system and television cameras that can record proceedings. Academic convocations and student assemblies are often transmitted live via the Internet as well as in-house to LCD/LED monitors in classrooms and other locations throughout the building.
The Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, located on the sixth through the 10th floors of the building, houses one of the largest law school libraries in the country. The collection includes more than 500,000 print volumes and offers access to countless electronic subscriptions to a wide variety of online material, including law reviews, rare historical legal treatises and government documents. Professional reference librarians provide students and faculty expert assistance with legal resources and research strategies.
Wireless access is available throughout the library. Looking for a place to study? The library offers 12 group study rooms for collaborative work. Or visit the Berkson Reading Room on the 10th floor, a modern reproduction of a traditional 19th century reading room with a beautiful 23-foot vaulted ceiling.
The library also serves the Stuart School of Business and other IIT graduate programs taught at the Downtown Campus, providing many business resources that are also available to law students and other patrons.