Rankings, Awards & Bar Pass Rates

Current Rankings

1st in Intellectual Property Law — Law Street (June 2017)

4th in Trial Advocacy — U.S. News & World Report (March 2017)

7th in Appellate Advocacy — Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center (June 2017)

22nd among Part-time Programs — U.S. News & World Report (March 2017)

92nd Overall Rank — U.S. News & World Report (March 2017)

Recent innovation and technology accolades:

Faculty ranks 52nd in the nation based on scholarly impact — Sisk et al. (2015)

Among the 55 best law school facilities — preLaw magazine (Fall 2014)

Bar Passage Rate

In July 2017, 80 percent of Chicago-Kent graduates who took the Illinois bar exam for the first time received passing scores, marking the 15th consecutive year that our graduates have achieved a first-time pass rate at or above the statewide pass rate on the July Illinois bar exam.

Chicago-Kent is among the top 50 law schools whose students outperform on the bar exam, based on a statistical analysis of incoming LSAT scores and bar passage rates of U.S. law schools (National Jurist, Feb. 2015). Chicago-Kent is the only Illinois law school included on this list.

Premier Trial Advocacy & Moot Court Awards

2016
Bryce Hensley '17, Best Oral Advocate, Tournament of Champions

2015
First place, National Trial Competition 
Emily Shroeder '15, Best Advocate Award

2011
Ryan Nolte '11, Best Oral Advocate, National Trial Competition

2010
First place, National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions 
Joseph Carlasare '12, Best Oral Advocate Award

2009
First place, National Moot Court Competition

2008
First place, National Trial Competition 
Joshua Jones '08, Best Oral Advocate Award

First place, National Moot Court Competition 
Rachel Moran '08, Best Oral Advocate Award

2007 
First place, National Trial Competition 
Keya Rajput '07, Best Oral Advocate Award

1988
First place, National Trial Competition
Peter Roskam '89, Best Oral Advocate Award

Midwest regional tournament, National Trial Competition
Chicago-Kent has won the Midwest regional championship 23 times in the past 30 years.

Appellate Lawyers Association's Moot Court Competition 
Chicago-Kent has won the Appellate Lawyers Association's Moot Court Competition five times in the last six years.

Midwest regional tournament, National Moot Court Competition
Chicago-Kent has advanced out of the regional tournament to the national finals six times in the last seven years.