Rankings, Awards & Bar Pass Rates

Current Rankings

1st in Intellectual Property Law — Law Street (June 2017); 9th in Intellectual Property Law — U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

2nd in Appellate Advocacy — Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center (April 2018)

4th in Trial Advocacy — U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

17th in Legal Writing — U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

20th among Part-time Programs — U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

85th Overall Rank — U.S. News & World Report (March 2018)

Recent innovation and technology accolades:

Faculty ranks 52nd in the nation based on scholarly impact — Sisk et al. (2015)

Among the 55 best law school facilities — preLaw magazine (Fall 2014)

Bar Passage Rate

In July 2017, 80 percent of Chicago-Kent graduates who took the Illinois bar exam for the first time received passing scores, marking the 15th consecutive year that our graduates have achieved a first-time pass rate at or above the statewide pass rate on the July Illinois bar exam.

Chicago-Kent is among the top 50 law schools whose students outperform on the bar exam, based on a statistical analysis of incoming LSAT scores and bar passage rates of U.S. law schools (National Jurist, Feb. 2015). Chicago-Kent is the only Illinois law school included on this list.

Premier Trial Advocacy & Moot Court Awards

2018
First place and best oral argument, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Championship
Best brief, Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship

2016
Bryce Hensley '17, Best Oral Advocate, Tournament of Champions
Caitlin Ajax '17, Best Oral Advocate, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

2015
First place, National Trial Competition 
Emily Shroeder '15, Best Advocate Award

2011
Ryan Nolte '11, Best Oral Advocate, National Trial Competition

2010
First place, National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions 
Joseph Carlasare '12, Best Oral Advocate Award
Best brief, Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship

2009
First place, National Moot Court Competition

2008
First place, National Trial Competition 
Joshua Jones '08, Best Oral Advocate Award

First place, National Moot Court Competition 
Rachel Moran '08, Best Oral Advocate Award

2007 
First place, National Trial Competition 
Keya Rajput '07, Best Oral Advocate Award

1998
First place, Scribes Brief-Writing Award

1988
First place, National Trial Competition
Peter Roskam '89, Best Oral Advocate Award

1980
Best brief, National Moot Court Competition

Midwest regional tournament, National Trial Competition
Chicago-Kent has won the Midwest regional championship 23 times in the past 30 years. 

Appellate Lawyers Association's Moot Court Competition 
Chicago-Kent has won the Appellate Lawyers Association's Moot Court Competition six times since 2007.

Midwest regional tournament, National Moot Court Competition
Chicago-Kent has advanced out of the regional tournament to the national finals 12 times in the last 13 years.