Located in the third-largest legal market in the country, Chicago-Kent College of Law is positioned on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing legal industry. It offers students an outstanding legal education that combines academic rigor with numerous opportunities for hands-on practice—beginning in year one. Students gain real-world experience through Chicago-Kent’s extensive externship program and its unique clinical model, whereby its in-house law firm allows students to work on the same types of cases as they would in a thriving private practice, instructed and supervised by experienced practitioners who are leaders in their fields. The school's trial advocacy program—consistently ranked in the nation's top 10—and award-winning moot court teams allow students to test their rhetorical and courtroom skills against the best competitors in the country.
The Chicago-Kent curriculum emphasizes foundational learning and practical skills better than any other law school in Chicago, making it among the best in the country. Its intensive legal research and writing program serves as a cornerstone for our graduates’ careers and as a model for countless other institutions. With its many distinguished J.D. certificate programs, including top-ranked programs in intellectual property and labor and employment law, Chicago-Kent prepares its students not just to succeed but also to excel in their fields. And as the nation’s only law school tied to a tech university, Chicago-Kent educates graduates who are adept at quickly familiarizing themselves with technological advancements that are constantly altering the practice of law.
Chicago-Kent College of Law students possess a strong skills-based foundation, significant practical experience, and extensive connections to Chicago’s competitive legal market—all of which prepares them to be distinctively practice ready upon graduation.