Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law school of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is a national leader in legal education, recognized for the scholarly excellence of its faculty and distinguished by its curricular innovation.
As one of the few law schools affiliated with a technological university, and the second oldest in Illinois, Chicago-Kent has a long history focused on the intersection between law and technology. Chicago-Kent founded one of the first programs in Intellectual Property law in the United States and is nationally recognized as a leader in the field. Chicago-Kent's LLM degree in International Intellectual Property, the first of its kind in the United States, continues to draw students from around the world.
Chicago-Kent emphasizes the importance of utilizing technology for legal education. In 1992, the law school moved into a new ten-story, state-of-the-art building with a five-story library and a complete courtroom. Building upon previous technological renovations, last summer Chicago-Kent further updated its classrooms with interactive projectors and flat screen monitors to more extensively engage students in legal education.
Chicago-Kent is nationally recognized for offering the most comprehensive research and writing program of any law school in the United States. In addition, its extensive clinical, trial advocacy and moot court programs help to sharpen students' practice skills. The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, which supervises the clinical program, is the first fee-generating law firm to operate as part of an American law school. The law school's emphasis on effective analytical, research and communications skills has served as a model for other institutions.
Chicago-Kent is located in the heart of Chicago, one of the world's great cities in which to study and practice law. The city is home to hundreds of law-related organizations, from governmental agencies to major law firms to advocacy organizations. Thislocation provides law students myriad opportunities to gain valuable legal experience outside the classroom. Chicago-Kent is alsosituated nearbycultural and entertainment hubs, like the Art Institute of Chicago and legendary blues and jazz clubs, and World-class attractions, such as the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.