November Open House: Preparing for a Legal Career

Saturday, November 4, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Law students must not only know the theory of law but also master the practice of law. That's why Chicago-Kent puts an emphasis on gaining real-world experience. Each of the three years of law school provides opportunities that develop your practical legal skills. These range from our renowned three-year legal research and writing program to the C-K Law Group — our in-house, teaching law firm — to the Praxis Certificate Program, which guides you through an experience-based course of study that exposes you to the core competencies required of successful lawyers.

At this open house, you will learn about the extraordinary opportunities available at Chicago-Kent to gain experience in settings where theory and practice intersect. You'll also learn about the law school admissions process and gain insight into how to prepare a strong application. Faculty, students and staff will be available to meet with you during the opening reception. Tours of the law school will be available following the program.



Preliminary Program Schedule

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration and Opening Reception
Meet Chicago-Kent faculty, students and staff. Continental breakfast provided.
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome by Dean Harold Krent
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Admissions Process Overview
Learn about the Chicago-Kent application process and receive tips on preparing your application, writing your personal statement and obtaining strong letters of recommendation.
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: "Preparing for a Legal Career"
Chicago-Kent faculty and students discuss opportunities to gain practical experience during law school.
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Option 1: Law School Mini-Class
Experience law school firsthand as you attend a law school mini-class.

Option 2: Law School Tour
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Law School Tour



All prospective law students are invited to attend the November Open House. To register, please complete the online RSVP form or contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (312) 906-5020.