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Future Focused, Practice Ready

What’s Your Vision for the Future?

After spending a decade on the bench in her home country of Albania, Zeta Terpollari traveled all the way to Chicago-Kent College of Law to be an IP attorney in the United States.

Joining Chicago Kent’s LL.M. in International Intellectual Property program was the best decision I have ever made for changing my legal path to become an IP attorney.

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Zeta Terpollari
Law '23

Jumana Abdelrahman's '23 journey from first-generation law student to civil litigator.

What matters more than any statistics that Chicago-Kent can ever put out, is that when I got here, for the last three years, my peers have supported me.

Jumana Abdelrahman
Jumana Abdelrahman
Law '23

Enrique Espinoza ’22 was awarded the singular AFL-CIO Fellowship for 2022, probably the most competitive and prestigious union labor law position in the United States. It's the third time in four years the fellowship has gone to a Chicago-Kent student or graduate.

I’m an immigrant. I felt writing was never my strength, I didn’t think I was capable. But the mentors I had at Chicago-Kent helped me so much.

Enrique Espinoza
Enrique Espinoza
Labor and Employment Law 2022

Three important qualities combine to make Chicago-Kent a one-of-a-kind law school: our emphasis on foundational skills training, our ability to get students practical hands-on experience before graduation, and our location in one of the most thriving legal markets in the country.

Foundational Skills Practical Experience Life in Chicago
Academic Programs

A Culture of Academic Excellence

Future-focused, foundational skills training from dedicated instructors

in the nation for TRIAL ADVOCACY (U.S. News and World Report 2023-2024 rankings)


in the nation for INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (U.S. News and World Report 2023-2024 rankings)


ULTIMATE BAR PASS RATE based on 2020 law school graduates who passed the bar exam in any jurisdiction within two years of graduation. (Please see our ABA Required Disclosures)


TOTAL EMPLOYMENT RATE 10 months post-graduation for 2022 graduates, which includes graduates working in bar passage required, J.D. advantage or professional positions. (Please see our ABA Required Disclosures)

LL.M. Program

The Chicago-Kent Office of International Programs has a 25-year history of educating LL.M. students from over sixty countries. Our students enjoy a dynamic, enriching, and welcoming community with colleagues from the U.S. and from around the world.

Non-Degree Certifications

In addition to our J.D. programs, we also offer several certifications, mostly geared toward working professionals who wish to receive specialized training but don’t want to enroll in a formal degree program.

Joint Degree Programs

Chicago-Kent offers a number of joint-degree programs for students who wish to pursue two degrees concurrently, both at Illinois Institute of Technology and other area universities.

We’re Shaping Law, Today

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Study Law Where It’s Happening

Life in Downtown Chicago

Be at the epicenter of a bustling, vibrant city known for its music, food, sports, theater, and world-class museums—and also a city that’s home to one of the top legal markets in the nation, ready to challenge and support you as you start your career.

Study, Work, and Play

A thriving nightlife and restaurant district lies within walking distance of the Chicago-Kent campus—and public transportation can conveniently take you anywhere from Lake Michigan’s iconic beaches to the city’s many diverse neighborhoods.

Practical Experience

Take advantage of our deep connections within the Chicago legal community to intern or extern with one of the numerous governmental agencies, law firms, corporations, and advocacy organizations located just blocks away from our campus.

Alumni Network

The Chicago area is home to more than 9,000 Chicago-Kent alumni: fellow legal professionals who are ready to help you find your footing in one of the most dynamic and hardest-working cities in the world.

Voices of Chicago-Kent

Chicago-Kent is home to an amazing community, with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Hear stories from students, recent graduates, and alumni of note.

A Lasting Legacy

Militza Pagán ’17 took on the Trump administration to protect the rights of immigrants. Locally, she’s helping to enact rules that protect domestic and other low-wage workers.

Respect and Justice for All

“If we as judges allow chaos to take over our courtrooms, we as a society are done because we’re the last bastion,” says Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. ’94. “We’re...

Advocating from the Heart

Editor's note: this is an updated story from the the Fall 2023 Chicago-Kent Magazine. To read the magazine in full, follow this link . “I always envisioned being a lawyer...

Seeing is Believing

Editor's note: this is a story from the the Fall 2023 Chicago-Kent Magazine. To read the magazine in full, follow this link . “I am truly a public interest attorney...

Happening on Campus

Chicago-Kent hosts events that are open to the university community and, at times, the Chicago community at large.