Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

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Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby chicagoburger » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:10 pm

I was asking my international friends for law school suggestions. Many recommended Fordham and Kent to me, highlighting that both schools have great job placement in the U.S. and solid reputation outside the U.S. (yes, outside US)

I kind of heard that Fordham is a strong regional.
(Excuse me for being ignorant in this legal world. I am late to the game).

Question for you:
Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC, reputation wise?

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby 20170322 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:17 pm

chicagoburger wrote:I was asking my international friends for law school suggestions. Many recommended Fordham and Kent to me, highlighting that both schools have great job placement in the U.S. and solid reputation outside the U.S. (yes, outside US)

I kind of heard that Fordham is a strong regional.
(Excuse me for being ignorant in this legal world. I am late to the game).

Question for you:
Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC, reputation wise?



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glockov
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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby glockov » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:50 pm


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heythatslife
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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby heythatslife » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:56 pm

Kent is probably closer to BLS or St John's in terms of employment outcomes.

Also, neither Fordham nor Kent has meaningful name recognition outside of the US. Well, I guess that does put them on a similar footing.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby goldenbear2020 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:05 pm

Kent for Chicago is similar to St. John's or NYLS for NYC. For Chicago, WashU/ND/UIUC are more similar to Fordham for NYC.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby ZVBXRPL » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:07 pm

I believe F placed 22% of grads in 2015 in 500+ ppl. firms.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby snowball2 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:34 pm

They were closer 20 years ago. Kent has slipped considerably over the years.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:44 pm

No. And a school's reputation abroad is irrelevant, because you won't be practicing in those countries.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby melmelcoolj » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:12 am

chicagoburger wrote:I was asking my international friends for law school suggestions. Many recommended Fordham and Kent to me, highlighting that both schools have great job placement in the U.S. and solid reputation outside the U.S. (yes, outside US)

I kind of heard that Fordham is a strong regional.
(Excuse me for being ignorant in this legal world. I am late to the game).

Question for you:
Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC, reputation wise?


I don't recommend going to either, if you have the goal to work outside the U.S.
In fact, I recommend very few schools outside the T13 for that purpose. On the other hand, if you want NYC BigLaw, Fordham is a better bet. And Kent's employment numbers probably will pose a big risk unless you will be in the top 10.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:59 am

Necroing chiburger threads should be temp bannable

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby guynourmin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:46 am

UVA2B wrote:Necroing chiburger threads should be temp bannable

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby waldorf » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:59 am

Why do you keep making threads about Chicago TTTs....? It's getting weird.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby Pomeranian » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:22 pm

No - Fordham Law is a much stronger school than Kent (I'll include here the other Chicago TTT's Depaul and John Marshall). Take a look at the LSAT scores and Big law #'s from Kent vs Fordham.

U of Illinois and ND are similar to Fordham in terms of placement in the home market.

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Re: Is Kent to Chicago like Fordham to NYC?

Postby UVA2B » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:04 pm

Pomeranian wrote:No - Fordham Law is a much stronger school than Kent (I'll include here the other Chicago TTT's Depaul and John Marshall). Take a look at the LSAT scores and Big law #'s from Kent vs Fordham.

U of Illinois and ND are similar to Fordham in terms of placement in the home market.


Guyzzzzz, stop bringing chiburger threads back. He's been banned, be happy about that.




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