Chicago Area Law Schools Question

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )
User avatar
MKX
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby MKX » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:59 pm

I've heard varying reports from people in the area about the ranking of law schools in just the Chicago area.

#1 is always UofChicago and #2 is always NorthWestern. After that I seem to get conflicting responses. Chicago-Kent Law and Loyola are both ranked similarly in the nation, but some people swear to me that one is much better than the other or vice versa. Another one that gets tossed around A LOT is John Marshall, which I have no idea why since it is a T3...

Any outside opinions on this? What would you guys say is better: Kent, Loyola, or John Marshall (in my opinion this is probably the worst).

User avatar
untar614
Posts: 646
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:01 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby untar614 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:08 pm

which one is free?

User avatar
patrickd139
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:53 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:08 pm

This is the "Choosing a Law School" forum. What choices are you facing?

User avatar
Crowing
Posts: 2636
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:20 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby Crowing » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:20 pm

Not John Marshall

User avatar
MKX
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby MKX » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:21 pm

patrickd139 wrote:This is the "Choosing a Law School" forum. What choices are you facing?


The 3 I provided are the ones I will most likely be able to choose from. My GPA is great for all 3. LSAT I will be taking in June so depending on that, but my practice test scores, while I know they are not a true measure, are averaging past the median score for the 3 schools. UofChicago is basically impossible for me and Northwestern I would definitely have to get lucky to get into.

So Loyola(IL) Law, Chicago Kent, and John Marshall(but most likely not since it is a T3, thought I'd just toss it in there).

Edit: Also forgot to add, how accurate are these statistics? stats.php?school=loyola-chicago&sort=lsat_d

I have a hard time believing a 148lsat 2.8 GPA got accepted?

User avatar
patrickd139
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:53 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:26 pm

MKX wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:This is the "Choosing a Law School" forum. What choices are you facing?


The 3 I provided are the ones I will most likely be able to choose from. My GPA is great for all 3. LSAT I will be taking in June so depending on that, but my practice test scores, while I know they are not a true measure, are averaging past the median score for the 3 schools. UofChicago is basically impossible for me and Northwestern I would definitely have to get lucky to get into.

So Loyola(IL) Law, Chicago Kent, and John Marshall(but most likely not since it is a T3, thought I'd just toss it in there).

Edit: Also forgot to add, how accurate are these statistics? http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/s ... ort=lsat_d

I have a hard time believing a 148lsat 2.8 GPA got accepted?

Take the LSAT and come back when you have a score. Until then, check out lawschoolnumbers.com and lawschooltransparency.com. They will likely answer most (if not all) of your questions.

User avatar
star fox
Posts: 13661
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:13 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby star fox » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:51 am

Chicago-Kent, DePaul, Loyola, and John Marshall are all not worth attending... maybe if it's a full tuition + a stipend.

User avatar
reyals
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:29 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby reyals » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:41 am

Crowing wrote:Not John Marshall


Quick, let's bash John Marshall good!

canarykb
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:56 am

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby canarykb » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:33 pm


09042014
Posts: 18282
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:47 pm

Re: Chicago Area Law Schools Question

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:01 pm

reyals wrote:
Crowing wrote:Not John Marshall


Quick, let's bash John Marshall good!


It's a joke in Chicago. Literally 3 students got big law from it last year.




Return to “Choosing a Law School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests