JD Program

Prestigious Full-Time and Part-Time Programs

Chicago-Kent College of Law offers students both full-time and part-time programs of study. Three years are normally required for full-time students to earn a J.D. degree, while part-time students usually take about four years, including a summer term.

A national leader in legal education, we are often recognized for the scholarly excellence of our faculty and distinguished by our curricular innovation. Our exceptionally broad curriculum offers you a wide variety of challenging courses and seminars, both theoretical and practical, geared to enhance your basic doctrinal education and enrich your academic experience.

If you choose to concentrate your studies in a specialized area, we offer nine formalized certificate programs as well as a number of other focused areas of study:

Chicago-Kent Bar Prep Website

Check out the new Chicago-Kent Bar Prep website to find:

  • resources for preparing for the bar exam
  • information about upcoming bar prep programming
  • advice for 1Ls and 2Ls on how to improve their "bar readiness" before the final year of law school