Every year, more than 50,000 students nationwide plan to attend law school, but only a small percentage of those students conscientiously select an undergraduate course of study that will help them in law school and beyond.
An undergraduate degree from a technological university such as IIT can be advantageous for a future lawyer. IIT is one of only a few institutes of technology with a law school, and the only one to offer top high school students the opportunity to apply for undergraduate and law school admission simultaneously.
A student accepted into the Dual Admission - Law (B.S./J.D.) program is guaranteed admission to IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law if the student meets these criteria:
The Pre-Law undergraduate studies focus on exploring law through such courses as Contemporary Constitutional Issues, Philosophy of Free Speech, and Law in American Society.
This is a 3+3 program (1 more year if the student is in an engineering major) and students must complete their undergraduate studies in 3 years to remain eligible for the program.
Supplemental application and materials are required for this program.
- Minimum of 3.5/4.0 GPA
- Minimum 29 ACT composite or 1280 SAT composite
- Be in the top 25% of their graduating class
- Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) by February of the third undergraduate year at IIT and achieve an LSAT score at or exceeding the median score for the Chicago-Kent entering class
- Submit a completed application to Chicago-Kent by April 15 of the third undergraduate year
- Maintain a record consistent with the requirements of the bar examining program.