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Future Focused, Practice Ready

What’s Your Vision for the Future?

Despite overwhelming adversities, both planned and unexpected, Anna Ylitalo has thrived with the resources Chicago-Kent College of Law has to offer.

Chicago-Kent offered me everything I needed to feel comfortable taking the leap into law school. I was able to keep my job, continue working as I had been before, while taking courses part time. And Chicago-Kent offered me a great scholarship package, which definitely didn’t hurt!

Anna Ylitalo
Anna Ylitalo
Law '25

Jackson Frank '24 spent a semester working at the United Nation’s International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands. Chicago-Kent College of Law supported him every step of the way.

At the surface level, Chicago-Kent is in a great city. It has all the things on the front page of the website, but it also has good people. This school is for people who want to be skilled attorneys, who want to be competent and prepared—and that are willing and able to help.

Jackson Frank '24
Jackson Frank
LAW '24

Luke Harriman '13 wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his J.D. Chicago-Kent showed him what's possible.

Something about Kent just clicked for me. The students were intelligent and motivated without being jerks. The professors were highly qualified academics who cared about teaching and developing their students.

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Luke Harriman
Law '13

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 2021 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.

Not Your Typical Lawyer

Monica Whitten ’23 was not the typical Chicago-Kent College of Law student. “I was the oldest person in my graduating class, definitely in my section by a lot of years,”...

For the People

“I like to be collaborative. I like to work with people,” says Brian Warens ’11. “I want them to be happy and understand the legal work.” Warens has been at...

Anything but Boring

“I love conducting hearings. Then I get to take time and write an opinion that’s going to be considered by the professional board,” says Laura Forester ’91. “Few judicial positions...

To be a Lawyer Now, or to be a Lawyer?

Xavier Harris (LAW ’23) was 10 years old when he decided that he wanted to be a lawyer. At the time, he had no idea how difficult it would be...

Happening on Campus

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