Upper-Level Course Planning

Students begin taking elective courses after completing their first year of study. The IIT Chicago-Kent faculty has adopted a list of recommended courses they think all students should seriously consider taking. In addition, students can gain an appreciation for what they enjoy, what they excel at, and what career path might best suit them by focusing on a particular area of study.

IIT Chicago-Kent offers nine formal J.D. certificate programs designed to build legal skills in specialized areas of law. The faculty encourages students not pursuing a certificate to consider concentrating their course work in one or more of the other focused areas of study listed below. These areas are typically broader than most certificate subjects, and there is much overlap and synergy among them.