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Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Overview

Lawdragon 500 Limelight

Tom Demetrio

Corboy & Demetrio, Chicago-Kent College of Law Alum


"I just think if there's ever a job where you'll be interacting with an eclectic mix of people, this is it. I could be talking to an economist, an orthopedic surgeon or a carpenter on any given day. It's just the kind of thing I really enjoy doing."

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Lawdragon Limelight

Harold Krent

Dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law


"Students struggle with employment when they decide late in their law education where and what they want to practice: They're late, for example, on getting the relevant externships and summer jobs that others competing for employment will already have."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
50%
Number students applying:
3,595
Number students accepted:
1,455
First-year attrition rate:
10%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
159
Median:
157
25th percentile:
152

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.62
Median:
3.43
25th percentile:
3.17

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $42,030 $30,718
Non-resident $42,030 $30,718
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $20,953
Off Campus $236                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
899
Number students enrolled full-time:
738
Number students enrolled part-time:
161
Number of first-year students:
291

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
29%
% Women students:
48%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
11%
% Minority students:
23%
% International students:
3%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
7
Names of law journals:
Chicago-Kent Law Review, Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law, Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Illinois Public Employe Relations Report, Journal of Environmental and Energy Law, Journal of Intellectual Property, Seventh Circuit Review
% of students involved in law journals:
12%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
17
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Criminal Defense Clinic I, Criminal Defense Clinic II, Employment/General Litigation Clinic I, Employment/General Litigation Clinic II, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, Environmental Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic I, Family Law Clinic II, Health & Disability Law Clinic I, Health & Disability Law Clinic II, Immigration Law Clinic I, Immigration Law Clinic II, Intellectual Property-Patent Clinic I, Intellectual Property-Patent Clinic II, Mediation & ADR Clinic, Tax & Probate Clinic I, Tax & Probate Clinic II
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
34%
% of students in field placements:
47%
% of students in simulation courses:
77%

Curriculum Strengths

Business/Corporate Law,
Compliance,
Criminal Justice,
Environmental Law,
Energy Law,
Health Law,
Intellectual Property Law,
International Law,
Labor & Employment,
Research & Writing,
Dispute Resolution,
Public Interest Law,
Trial Skills & Litigation

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 52% 152
National Employment Rate 2013 56% 158
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 83% 206
State 2nd Largest Employer CA 2% 5
State 3rd Largest Employer FL 2% 5
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 87% 200
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 1.7% 4
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 1.3% 3

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
2.2%
Law Firm 2-10
23%
Law Firm 11-25
8.3%
Law Firm 26-50
7%
Law Firm 51-100
3.5%
Law Firm 101-250
3%
Law Firm 251-500
1.7%
Law Firm 501+
7.4%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
19.6%
Government
7%
Public Interest / Service
3.5%
Clerkships Federal
0.4%
Clerkships State / Local
2.2%
Education / Academia
0
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 97% 89%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 95% 87%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 97% 89%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Feeder School 2:
DePaul University
Feeder School 3:
Indiana University - Bloomington

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
312-906-5149

Link to Lawdragon Survey

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School Information

569 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
312-906-5000
Admissions Phone:
312-906-5020
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Harold
J.
Krent
Undergraduate:
AB
School:
Princeton University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
New York University
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Nicole
Vilches
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Michigan
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
M.S.Ed.
School:
Northwestern University

Reputation Profile

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