JD Program

A Future-Focused Curriculum Taught by Top-Ranked Faculty 

A national leader in legal education, Chicago-Kent College of Law is often recognized for the foundational strength of our skills-based curriculum, our focus on hands-on practical training, and the excellence of our faculty, currently ranked as 40th in the nation based on scholarly impact. We have instructors who specialize in the leading-edge intersection of law and technology, such as case law surrounding online contracts and consent, legal analytics, virtual court hearings, blockchain/cryptocurrency, and more.  

Chicago-Kent also has a part-time program that is ranked as one of the best in the nation. Three years are normally required for full-time students to earn a J.D. degree, while part-time students usually require about four years, including a summer term.

Chicago-Kent College of Law’s many distinguished programs, including top-ranked programs in Intellectual Property Law, Trial Advocacy, and Labor and Employment Law, prepare our students not just to succeed, but also to excel in their fields. If you choose to concentrate your studies in a specialized area, we offer twelve formalized J.D. certificate programs as well as a number of other focused areas of study:

Chicago-Kent Bar Prep Website

Current students can check out the Chicago-Kent Bar Prep website to find:

  • resources for applying to and 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
  • you must use your Chicago-Kent credentials to log in