Chicago-Kent College of Law
1 Rankings and honors 2 Degree programs 3 Institutes and Centers 4 History 5 Notable alumni 6 Employment 7 Costs 8 Publications 9 References 10 External links
Rankings and honors The 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Chicago-Kent College of Law:
72nd Nationally  10th Intellectual Property Law 10th Legal Writing 11th Part-time Law 3rd Trial Advocacy 3rd highest rank in Chicago Area
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 and 33rd annual National Trial Competition Championships. Members of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society won the 58th and 59th annual National Moot Court Competitions. Chicago-Kent maintains the Midwest's highest ranking Environmental & Energy Law program. Degree programs
J.D. Certificates and Concentrations:
Environmental and Energy Law Intellectual Property Law International and Comparative Law Labor and Employment Law Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Public Interest Law Criminal Litigation
J.D. Focused Areas of Study:
Entertainment and Technology Law Family Law Financial Services Law Health Law, Policy and Bioethics Personal Injury Law Real Estate and Land Use Tax and Estate Planning
Financial Service Law
International and Comparative Law
Intellectual Property Law
Joint Degree Programs
Institutes and Centers
Center for Access to Justice & Technology
Center for Information, Society, and Policy
Center for Open Government
Global Law and Policy Initiative
IIT Center for Diabetes Research and Policy
Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future
Institute for Law and the Humanities
Institute for Law and the Workplace
Institute for Science, Law and Technology
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Several law clerks receive tutorials in Appellate Judge Joseph M.
Bailey’s chambers to prepare for the newly instituted
Appellate Judge Thomas A. Moran is named Chicago College of Law’s second dean.
Marshall D. Ewell founds Kent College of Law, named for Chancellor James B. Kent, author of the influential Commentaries on American Law. Ewell serves as the school’s first and only dean.
Chicago College of Law merges with Kent College of Law, to form Chicago-Kent College of Law. Dean Thomas A. Moran of Chicago College of Law is named the new joint law school’s first dean.
The founding chapter of
Phi Alpha Delta
Appellate Judge Edmund W. Burke is named Chicago-Kent College of Law’s second dean.
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Webster H. Burke ’03 is named Chicago-Kent’s third dean.
The Chicago Kent Review begins continuous publication under the direction of Dean Webster H. Burke. Several years later, it adopted its current name, the Chicago-Kent Law Review. The publication began as the Anthenaeum Law Bulletin, one of the nation’s first law reviews.
The Student Bar Association, the law school’s student government, is
organized and affiliated with the
Webster H. Burke steps down after nearly 30 years’ service as dean of the law school. Donald Campbell ’21 is named Chicago-Kent’s fourth dean.
William F. Zacharias ’33 is named Chicago-Kent’s fifth dean.
Chicago-Kent merges with
Fred F. Herzog is named Chicago-Kent’s sixth dean. During his tenure, the Chicago-Kent Law Review begins to publish an issue focusing on the work of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Law Review continued this theme annually for nearly two decades.
Chicago-Kent faculty member Lew Collens is named Chicago-Kent’s seventh dean.
Chicago-Kent starts the nation’s first in-house, fee-generating law school clinic, in which a faculty of practicing lawyers engage students to work on real cases under the discipline of practice conditions.
Chicago-Kent pioneers the three-year legal research and writing program, which is now emulated at law schools across the nation.
Chicago-Kent establishes the Graduate Program in Taxation and the
Graduate Program in Financial Services Law, the first
Chicago-Kent establishes the Center for Law and Computers, becoming the nation’s first law school to make the computer an integral part of the study of law. Many of the applications of technology now taken for granted in the law school classroom were pioneered at Chicago-Kent.
The Library of International Relations, one of the nation’s most extensive repositories of international documents, announces its affiliation with IIT and its relocation to Chicago-Kent.
Richard A. Matasar, a federal jurisprudence scholar, is named Chicago-Kent’s eighth dean.
The Library of International Relations dedicates its new facility in Chicago-Kent’s new building at 565 West Adams Street.
Henry H. Perritt, Jr., an expert in information technology law, is named Chicago-Kent’s ninth dean.
Chicago-Kent launches the Global Law and Policy Initiative, which spearheads programs designed to promote a better understanding of the evolving global environment and to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide.
Chicago-Kent is awarded the 2002 Diversity Award by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity for the law school's continuing commitment to diversifying the legal profession.
Chicago-Kent alums head the National Lawyers Association, National
Hispanic Prosecutors Association,
Chicago-Kent establishes the country’s first
Harold J. Krent, an expert in administrative law, is named Chicago-Kent’s tenth dean after serving as associate dean for five years and interim dean for one year.
Robert Sengstacke Abbott, 1898. Founder of the Chicago Defender
Pablo Almaguer, Chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors
Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney
Stanley C. Armstrong, 1911.
Employment According to Chicago-Kent's official ABA-required disclosures, 89.9% of the Class of 2015 obtained employment nine months after graduation. Chicago-Kent's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 20.9%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation. Costs The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at Chicago-Kent for the 2013-2014 academic year is $64,867. The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $239,727. Publications
Chicago-Kent Law Review
Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law
Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal
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Academic Programs and Institutes
Center for Sustainable Enterprise Chicago-Kent College of Law (Oyez Project) Gas Technology Institute IIT Institute of Design IIT Physics Department IIT Research Institute IIT Stuart School of Business Institute for Food Safety and Health Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future VanderCook College of Music
Academic Campus S. R. Crown Hall McCormick Tribune Campus Center Rice Campus State Street Village
Frank W. Gunsaulus
Pi Nu Epsilon Student groups WIIT
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