Legal education at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is scholarly yet pragmatic, broad-based yet personalized, demanding yet anything but rigid. The energy at our law school derives partly from our proximity to Chicago’s fast-paced legal community and partly from the caliber of the people here and their passion for their work.
Faculty fuel our academic enterprise and bring a constant supply of fresh ideas to the classroom. Classes at Chicago-Kent are challenging and intensely engaging. Our low student-to-faculty ratio promotes day-to-day engagement with some of the most influential scholars and teachers in the nation.
Students receive a solid grounding in classical legal studies along with the professional skills required to put that knowledge to use. You’ll learn to think critically and broadly—and be prepared for success in your legal career.
We place a premium on skills training in a variety of ways: through our formidable legal writing, trial advocacy and appellate advocacy programs, through practicum courses in specialized areas of study, and through practical exercises integrated into many doctrinal classes.
You'll also learn the practical side of being a lawyer by working on real cases through externships, through our clinical programs in the Chicago-Kent Law Offices, and via any number of pro bono opportunities you'll find through our Public Interest Resource Center.
This is a place where rigorous academics, superior skills training and close interaction with faculty produce a distinctive, personalized approach to your professional education.
Graduate Degree Programs
Environmental and Energy Law
Intellectual Property Law
International and Comparative Law
Labor and Employment Law
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Public Interest Law
Masters of Law Specializations
Joint Degree Programs
Chicago-Kent offers a number of joint degree programs for students who wish to pursue two degrees concurrently.
With IIT Stuart School of Business
J.D./M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability
J.D./M.S. in Finance
J.D./M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)
With the University of Illinois at Chicago
J.D./M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)