Choosing a Law School?

Consider Chicago-Kent for your legal studies in Chicago

Chicago-Kent College of Law building

Finding and choosing the right law school is no easy task. When it comes to evaluating schools and their programs, objective comparisons matter. See how we measure up to our peers.

On our corner of Chicago's West Loop, we keep what some might call a low profile. No sprawling campus. No Division I basketball team. But in academic and legal circles, our name signals assets just as winning. Some scores that count:

Chicago law schools with the best bar pass rates for grads who took the July 2016 Illinois bar exam for the first time:

  1. University of Chicago
  2. Northwestern
  3. Chicago-Kent

 

Top 3 law faculties in Chicago based on scholarly impact (Sisk et al., 2015):

  1. University of Chicago
  2. Northwestern
  3. Chicago-Kent

 

Most diverse enrollment among Chicago law schools (2016-17 academic year):

  1. John Marshall
  2. Northwestern
  3. Chicago-Kent

 

More winning scores for Chicago-Kent:

  • #1 in intellectual property law in the United States—per Law Street (June 2017).
  • #4 in trial advocacy in the United States—per U.S. News & World Report (March 2017).
  • #7 in appellate advocacy in the United States—per the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center (June 2017).

Innovative 1L Course Options

Chicago-Kent offers flexible scheduling options tailored to meet the needs of full-time students and working professionals who are earning a law degree. Full-time, first-year students can elect to take an approved elective or clinical rotation through our optional 1L Your Way program. All first-year students can take advantage of our early summer start to get a jump on law school.

After the first year, students can move easily between full-time and part-time studies, and evening students can take up to half their courses during the day, if their work schedules permit.