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Quick Facts 2017–2018 CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW AT ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


Fall 2017 Student Body Profile Total J.D. students:

729

From 38 states and 15 citizenship countries

Percent who are women:

49%

Percent who are students of color:

32%

10:1

42 student organizations

studentfaculty ratio

2017 Entering Class: By the Numbers Total enrolled:

229

Full-time: 205 Part-time: 24

Universities represented:

118

Languages spoken:

21

LSAT AND GPA STATISTICS: Median LSAT:

156

Total applications:

1,452

Number with advanced degrees:

19

25th/75th percentile LSAT:

150/158 Median GPA:

3.40

Age range:

21–47

Percent of full-time students from out of state:

Guaranteed Tuition Rate New students pay a guaranteed, percredit-hour tuition rate that will not increase while in law school. 2018 entering class rate available in January 2018

80% PASS RATE

36%

25th/75th percentile GPA:

3.01/3.62 AVERAGE ANNUAL TUITION*

2017 ENTERING CLASS

$1,590/credit hour

(87 credits required for J.D.)

Substantial scholarship support is available to applicants with strong credentials. Awards are made at the time of admission based on the information contained in the admissions application. The Honors Scholars Program provides fulltuition awards to a select group of students with exceptional academic and leadership potential.

Full-Time (3 years) $46,110 Part-Time (4 years) $34,583 *Actual tuition charges will vary each term based upon course selections and total credit hours.

We Set the Bar High. 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 year in a row that our graduates have achieved a first-time pass rate at or above the statewide pass rate on the July Illinois bar exam.


Joint Degrees

LL.M. Programs

Business Administration

Family Law

(J.D./M.B.A.)

Environmental Management and Sustainability

Financial Services Law

(J.D./M.S.)

International Intellectual Property Law

Family Law

Taxation

Doctoral Degree

Certificate Programs

J.S.D.

Business Law

(Doctor of Juridical Science)

Criminal Litigation Environmental and Energy Law Financial Markets Compliance Intellectual Property Law

(J.D./LL.M.)

Finance (J.D./M.S.)

Financial Services Law (J.D./LL.M.)

Public Administration

Trial Advocacy (for non-U.S. attorneys)

U.S., International, and Transnational Law (for non-U.S. attorneys)

(J.D./M.P.H.)

Taxation

Entrepreneurial Law Environmental Law Family Law

Labor and Employment Law

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Praxis Program

(J.D./LL.M.)

Criminal Defense Litigation

Intellectual Property Law

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Public Health

Civil Litigation

International and Comparative Law

Legal Innovation + Technology

(J.D./M.P.A.)

Clinical Practice Areas

Public Interest Law Workplace Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Open Government/ Government Watchdog Law Plaintiffs Employment Law Tax Law Vaccine Injury Litigation

Employment Statistics (Class of 2016) Employment statistics 10 months post-graduation include graduates who are working full-time and parttime in all employment categories tracked by the American Bar Association.

Clerkships 6.5%

Public Interest 4.2%

Education 1.4%

Government 12.0%

Law Firms 51.9%

Total employed: 89.3%

Detailed employment statistics are available at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/employment-statistics

Employment type of those employed

Business & Industry 24.0%


MORE THAN A BUILDING.

A Future-Focused Law School. Chicago-Kent is proud of its history and legacy—and equally proud of the facilities it offers today’s law students. Our 285,000-square-foot building in downtown Chicago is designed to support a firstclass legal education. You can connect to state-of-the-art computing services almost anywhere through wireless access points and widely distributed network ports. Or link to a broad range of web-based student services from anywhere in the world.


CHICAGO-KENT DOWNTOWN CAMPUS BUILDING PreLaw Magazine listed Chicago-Kent as one of the 55 "Best Law School Facilities" and stated that "the school also has the best [law school] building in Chicago." GOVERNOR RICHARD B. OGILVIE AUDITORIUM Named for the prominent Chicago-Kent alumnus and former governor of Illinois, this 325-seat, twolevel auditorium is equipped with a front-screen video projection system and television cameras that can record proceedings. Academic convocations and student assemblies are often transmitted live via the Internet as well as inhouse to monitors in classrooms and other locations throughout the building. MAROVITZ AND KOHEN COURTROOMS Chicago-Kent’s courtrooms are among the best trial advocacy training facilities in the nation and set the stage for the law school's hands-on litigation technology course. The Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom, named for one of our most distinguished alumni and the former senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, is a teaching facility as well as a working courtroom. The Bruce M. Kohen Courtroom, named for an acclaimed alumnus and litigator, incorporates emerging computer and audiovisual technologies, including 90-inch video walls and document cameras. LAW LIBRARY Chicago-Kent has an outstanding collection of library materials related to law, business, and international relations. Through our library’s website, you’ll have direct access to a wide variety of databases and electronic journals. The library offers group study rooms for collaborative work and features a reading room on the 10th floor, which is a modern interpretation of a traditional nineteenthcentury reading room. Balconies on the 9th and 10th floors of the library provide an opportunity to study outdoors and enjoy views of the city. Puzzles, chess games, and art books provide an opportunity to relax during study breaks. STUDENT LOUNGES AND GAME ROOM Chicago-Kent students work hard, but they also realize it’s important to relax and have fun. The law school building includes student lounges and a cafeteria as well as numerous spaces to socialize with your classmates. A game room on the 5th floor gives students a comfortable place to relax and enjoy a wide variety of board, table, and video games.


Application Process Overview No application fee for J.D. applicants.

Dates and Deadlines Applications accepted as of............................................................................................ September 15 Early action deadline........................................................................................................... December 15 Suggested regular application deadline.................................................................... March 15 Decision notification............................................................................................................ Rolling

Required Application Materials Application form Personal statement Letter of recommendation (one required and up to four accepted) LSAT score and CAS report (includes undergraduate and graduate transcripts)

Optional Application Materials Optional essay Resume Addendum

Scholarships and Financial Aid www.kentlaw.iit.edu/admissions/financing-law-school

Questions admissions@kentlaw.iit.edu 312.906.5020

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Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology is the second-oldest law school in Illinois. Chicago-Kent is a national leader in legal education, recognized for its scholarly excellence, innovative programs, and outstanding practical skills training. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and the Order of the Coif.

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Quick Facts about Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2017-18  
Quick Facts about Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2017-18  

When you study at Chicago-Kent College of Law, you become part of a law school with a long and proud tradition of excellence in teaching, in...