Chicago-Kent College of Law

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Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law school of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is nationally recognized for the scholarship and accomplishments of its faculty and student body. The second oldest law school in the state of Illinois, Chicago-Kent has a history marked by innovation and excellence. Chicago-Kent has always emphasized professional responsibility in the broadest sense, encompassing intellectual discipline, careful analysis, comprehensive research, and sensitivity to the needs of clients and the context in which the law operates. Chicago-Kent was the nation?s first law school to make the computer a vital part of the study of law. Many of the applications of technology in the law school classroom today were pioneered at Chicago-Kent. It is also the only law school in Chicago with a 3 year legal writing program.

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Chicago-Kent College of Law Admissions

Chicago-Kent College of Law is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 62% of its applicants. Comparatively, Chicago Kent is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2026 1730 1072 (61.97%) 238 (13.8%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.09 3.36 3.58
LSAT 152 156 158

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $46,822 $46,822
Part Time $34,210 $34,210

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $22,635
  • Living off-campus: $22,635
  • Living at home: $22,635

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/01
  • Application Fee: N/A

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Chicago-Kent College of Law Community

Chicago-Kent College of Law is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Chicago Kent is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 67
  • Part Time: 98

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 47
  • # Minority Faculty: 17

Ratio

11.1 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Chicago-Kent College of Law Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Chicago-Kent College of Law 1L section size is 6% larger than law schools in Illinois and 18% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Chicago-Kent College of Law: 177
Illinois Average: 166
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1617
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 240

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 182
  • Law Journals: 78
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 11.4%
  • Second Year: 1.1%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 5.3%

Chicago-Kent College of Law Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Chicago-Kent College of Law class of 2021 had an employment rate of 89% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 96.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 61.0%
  • Business: 21.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Illinois: 83%
  • California: 2%
  • Florida: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 96.2%
  • First Time Takers: 263
  • Average School: 88.5%
  • Average State: 85.4%
  • Pass Difference: 3.1%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Illinois: 85.4%
  • Passed: 224 of 253 (88.5%)
  • State Average: 85.4%
  • Difference: 3.1%