jdwantedforhire wrote:I'm applying to all three too and I am choosing Kent because I want to go into IP law. Loyola is known for medical and DePaul is more business oriented. Kent is by Union station, DePaul in Lincoln Park, and Loyola on gold coast.
I would say it all depends on what you want to go into at this point. All three are relatively similar, even though Kent is ranked higher. I like Kent's location, plus technology is awesome. Easy choice for me.
Do not choose Kent because it is higher ranked. That is pointless. Visit all three, talk to people, and whichever school you like most, chose it. If its Kent, then go. But choosing just based on ranks is not always the best idea.
I chose Kent over Loyola despite an interest in medical/health law. I actually preferred Kent's curriculum and program in health law over Loyola's. Kent has a lot of institutes and centers for health law research such as:
The Institute for Science, Law and Technology: http://www.kentlaw.edu/islat/
The Institute on Biotechnology and The Human Future: http://www.thehumanfuture.org/
IIT Center for Diabetes Research and Policy: http://www.iitdiabetes.org/
The issues in health law that these centers focus on are more interesting to me than the focus of Loyola's health law program, and Kent is also stronger in health patent and intellectual property issues as well as medical ethics law. I also personally feel Kent's affiliation with IIT is a benefit with regards to any science-related law, including health law, which is something Loyola cannot match.