Celebrating 10 years! 2007-2017

What tier is Chicago-Kent College of Law?

I’m curious how this school is viewed on JDU... cheesecakes77703/09/18
Time was the studious son of working class Poles and German khazaddum03/09/18
Yale or fail. Lawl school 101. triplesix03/09/18
@khaz Thanks...? Lol. cheesecakes77703/09/18
In Chi: Univ of Chicago Northwestern UIUC, top 5-10% o khazaddum03/09/18
I got into their LLM in Financial Services and was really s trijocker03/09/18
I think JDU (or at least those of us who consider LS largely 6figuremistake03/09/18
Also relevant: http://www.jdunderground.com/all/th read.php?t wolfman03/09/18
"tiers" no longer exist, but under the old system their curr onehell03/09/18
If you have to ask, don’t go. sillydood03/09/18
Raging dumpster fire. The LSAT range has plummeted at Kent themapmaster03/10/18
I suppose it's respectable for a law school. Then again patenttrollnj03/10/18
Are you rich? If no, don’t go, unless you have a super co wearyattorney03/10/18
cheesecakes777 (Mar 9, 2018 - 10:59 am)

I’m curious how this school is viewed on JDU...

Reply Like (0)
khazaddum (Mar 9, 2018 - 11:02 am)

Time was the studious son of working class Poles and German Catholics could get their start in consumer-facing trench lawfare there. It is Very expensive now and divorced of that heritage. I went to uiuc in the late 90s.

Reply Like (0)
triplesix (Mar 9, 2018 - 11:02 am)

Yale or fail. Lawl school 101.

Reply Like (0)
cheesecakes777 (Mar 9, 2018 - 11:04 am)

@khaz

Thanks...? Lol.

Reply Like (0)
khazaddum (Mar 9, 2018 - 11:15 am)

In Chi:

Univ of Chicago
Northwestern
UIUC, top 5-10% of kent and loyola & maybe top grads at UW-Madison?
Kent & Loyala
DePaul
John Marshall

Reply Like (0)
trijocker (Mar 9, 2018 - 11:41 am)

I got into their LLM in Financial Services
and was really seriously considering going
From my research it seemed like a good school, one of the oldest in Chicago and it offers several LLMs and a JSD. In the end I could not pull the trigger on taking on 42000 in debt plus relocating to Chicago.
If you live in Chicago, and don't have the numbers for U of Chi or Northwestern I would consider attending. I would not move to Chicago to attend, if you get into any better tiered schools
Good luck.

Reply Like (0)
6figuremistake (Mar 9, 2018 - 12:31 pm)

I think JDU (or at least those of us who consider LS largely to be a scam) views it the same way it views all of the schools in the broad area between the elite schools and the diploma mills: You'll be fine if you're in the top 10% during a good economy and didn't borrow too much; you'll probably be disappointed otherwise and likely really regret your decision if you're outside of the top 1/3rd.

If you're in Chicago, can get a full ride, and feel you really need to be an attorney, I guess it could be worth the gamble (of living expenses, time, and possible blemish on your resume). If you borrow 200 large and end up in the bottom half of the class, game over man.

Reply Like (0)
wolfman (Mar 9, 2018 - 12:34 pm)

Also relevant: http://www.jdunderground.com/all/thread.php?threadId=153229

Reply Like (0)
onehell (Mar 9, 2018 - 3:24 pm)

"tiers" no longer exist, but under the old system their current #92 rank would put them just barely in tier 2.

Nowadays though, it's just "top 100" and "rank not published." So they are in the top 100, but only barely. Slip a few more spots and they will be on par with Cooley under the USNWR system.

That seems about right in this case actually. They are just a LITTLE bit better than the absolute worst schools, and I think that's in line with how the place is generally regarded: Not quite the worst, but close. In today's market, that will translate to all but the top couple of kids in the class (and people with existing connections and/or parents paying cash for tuition in full) probably graduating completely screwed.

Reply Like (0)
sillydood (Mar 9, 2018 - 8:47 pm)

If you have to ask, don’t go.

Reply Like (0)
themapmaster (Mar 10, 2018 - 12:38 am)

Raging dumpster fire. The LSAT range has plummeted at Kent since 2010 because students realize that it’s a terrible investment unless you get a full ride.

Reply Like (0)
patenttrollnj (Mar 10, 2018 - 12:45 am)

I suppose it's respectable for a law school.

Then again, it's a law school .... and there ain't anything respectable about that these days.

Don't waste your cash!

Reply Like (0)
wearyattorney (Mar 10, 2018 - 3:31 am)

Are you rich? If no, don’t go, unless you have a super connection or hyper specialty (this means a niche within a specialty, eg you are a CPA with specific knowledge of an area in tax law that is in demand). In the latter case, also make sure you go part time and dont spend more than 50k for the degree.

Reply Like (0)
Post a message in this thread