The Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Nicole Vilches
Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee $0
Besides the fall semester, can enter in summer

The Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 38.7% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.52
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 40.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 155-162
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.1-3.67
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.53
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 160

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 23.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 153-161
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.08-3.64
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.34
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 158

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./M.S. Environmental Management
J.D./LL.M. Taxation J.D./M.P.A.
J.D./M.S. Financial Markets J.D./M.P.H.
J.D./LL.M. Financial Services Law JD/LL.M. Family Law
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Clinical: Small Business, Crim, Employmt, Family, Health/Disability,IP,Immigration,Low Inc Taxpayer, Meditation/ADR, Business Transactions,Open Government, Legal and Judicial Externships. Certificates: BusIP, BusLaw, Criminal Litigation, Labor/Empl,Intl/Comparative, Environmental, Public Int,Litigation/ADR. Ctrs/Institutes: Law & Human,Law & Workplace,Science, Study Abroad:12 partner law schls.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 149
Seminars 45
Positions available in seminars 570
Positions available in simulation courses 601
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 238
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Chicago-Kent Law Review; Journals: International and Comparative Law (student), Intellectual Property (student). Moot Court Honor Society, AALSA Moot Court, BALSA Moot Court, Environmental Law Moot Court, I.P. Moot Court, International Law Moot Court. Trial Advocacy: ATLA Competition, National Trial Competition, and others. Student Organizations: 40, under umbrella of Student Bar Association.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 53
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 344
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 277
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 222
Full-time students involved in field placements 205
Full-time students involved in law journals 58
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 86
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 45

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 34
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 59
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 274
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 7
Part-time students involved in field placements 11
Part-time students involved in law journals 3
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 3
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 10

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 11.3:1 – Low
Full- and part-time faculty 228
Full-time minority faculty 13.2%
Part-time minority faculty 7.2%
Total faculty 229
Total faculty (men) 70.7%
Total faculty (women) 29.3%
Total faculty (minorities) 9.2%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#62 Best Law Schools

(5) Ranking by Specialties

#14 in Intellectual Property Law
#96 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#17 in Legal Writing
#12 in Part-time Law
#3 in Trial Advocacy

Law Ranking Scores

Score 51
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 2.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.09-3.66
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.52
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 155-162
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 160
Acceptance rate 38.7% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 11.3:1 – Low
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 66.2% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.7% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 93.8% – High
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.2%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 933

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 755

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 178

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 3.2%
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 0.8%
Female students discontinuing law school 1.4%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Ada Chin
Financial aid phone (312) 906-5180
Financial aid application deadline March 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $42,030 per year
Part-time: $30,718 per year
Room and board $15,030
Books $1,000
Miscellaneous expenses $3,132
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? No
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 30.5%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 24.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 7.4%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 2.6%
Median grant amount $20,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $10,000–$23,171
Full-time students receiving grants 64.6%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 32.0%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 10.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 6.2%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 1.1%
Median grant amount $10,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $5,000–$15,000
Part-time students receiving grants 49.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $109,769
Proportion who borrowed 82.3%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 91,057
Microform titles 59,941
Electronic titles 36,809
Other non-book titles 244
Total titles 188,051
Volumes (excluding microforms) 409,370
Volume equivalent microforms 152,812
Total volumes and volume equivalents 562,182
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 96
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 53
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 40
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 3
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 61
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 14
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 74
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 53
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 21
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 57
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 6

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 9
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 175
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 1,048
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 32
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 515
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 55,519
Total seats available for library users 460
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) The Law School is housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Chicago’s Loop. Wired and wireless access makes the Internet readily available throughout the building. The library is spacious and comfortable, and its collections are housed on five floors of the ten-story building. A beautiful reading room on the tenth floor has a high ceiling that recalls reading rooms of an earlier era.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar IL
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 93.8% – High
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 89.2%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 269
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 66.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.7%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 26.4%
Graduates whose employment status is known 73.6%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 66.2%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 5.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.9%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.1%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.7%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 2.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 3.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.9%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $55,000
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $125,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 43%
Median public service starting salary $54,150

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 7.4%
Percent employed in business and industry 20.9%
Percent employed in government 9.8%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 2.9%
Percent employed in law firms 54.1%
Percent employed in public interest 4.9%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 87%
Graduates employed out-of-state 13.1%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 16
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.4%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 88.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.8%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.3%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.9%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.8%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Career Services employs six full-time staff members. The office includes a resource center with many additional resources online, including an Alumni Advisory Database. Career development programs on a variety of topics are presented and over 1,500 jobs listings are posted throughout the academic year. The office sponsors a fall on-campus interview program and participates in job fairs.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 82.8%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 88.1%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 9.0%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 8.2%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 85.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) N/A
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions N/A

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