Chicago-Kent College of Law
|Chicago-Kent College of Law|
|Dean||Harold J. Krent|
|Location||Chicago, IL, US|
|Outlines||10 (See List)|
Chicago-Kent College of Law is an ABA accredited law school in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago-Kent is part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. It is the second oldest law school in Illinois. The School's name is a combination of two law schools which merged in 1900 to form present day Chicago-Kent: the Chicago College of Law and the Kent College of Law. The latter named for James Kent, American jurist and legal scholar.
Chicago-Kent was the nation’s first law school to make the computer a vital part of the study of law. Many of the applications of technology in the law school classroom today were pioneered at Chicago-Kent.
The 2005 full-time entering class has a median LSAT of 161 and a median GPA of 3.57.
Rankings, Honors[edit | edit source]
The 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" ranked Chicago-Kent College of Law:
- 60th in the country overall (tie)
- 9th Intellectual Property Programs
- 10th in the country in Legal Writing (tie)
Recent Leiter’s Law School Rankings placed the law school:
- 37th Based on Faculty Quality, 2003-04 (tie)
- 30th Top 50 Faculties: Per Capita Productivity of Books and Articles, 2000-02
Vault's 2007 Top 25 Most Underrated Law Schools ranked the law school:
- 4th Most Underrated Law School in the U.S.
The Chicago-Kent Trial Advocacy Team won the 32nd annual National Trial Competition.
Academics[edit | edit source]
- Chicago-Kent teaches a standard first year law school curriculum with courses in Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property and Civil Procedure.
- The school places a heavy emphasis on Legal Research and Writing]. Kent's writing curriculum has been used as a model for other programs.
- Students are well prepared to take the Illinois bar exam, with an 88.5% first time pass rate].
Degree Programs[edit | edit source]
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program
- Graduate L.L.M. Programs
- Financial Service Law
- International and Comparative Law
- International Intellectual Property Law
- Joint Degree Programs
History[edit | edit source]
- The school is founded as the Chicago College of Law in 1888.
- Chicago College of Law and the Kent College of Law merge to form the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1900.
- The school received its American Bar Association accreditation in 1936.
- Chicago-Kent and the Illinois Institute of Technology merged in 1969.
- Landmark three year legal writing program begins in 1978.
Notable alumni[edit | edit source]
- Ida Platt, 1894. First black woman admitted to the Illinois bar, second woman of color admitted to bar in the United States.
- Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, 1925. Appointed to Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois by President Kennedy, 1963.
- Richard B. Ogilvie, 1949. Illinois Governor, 1969-1973.
- Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner, 1966. First woman appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, by President Bush, 1992.
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