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Chicago Kent - Loyola Chicago - DePaul Chicago??

Postby Pub. Int Lawyer 88 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:22 am

Which of these 3 are the strongest in the Chicago job market? (yes, I know, they are in the same region as Northwestern, U of C and Notre Dame) (No, LSAT re-taking is not an option)
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Re: Loyola Chicago ($10,000) Law vs Chicago Kent ($23,000)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:28 am

Retake.

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Re: Loyola Chicago ($10,000) Law vs Chicago Kent ($23,000)

Postby TheThriller » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:48 am

wrong forum brah

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Re: Loyola Chicago ($10,000) Law vs Chicago Kent ($23,000)

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:03 am

Winston1984 wrote:Retake.

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Re: Loyola Chicago ($10,000) Law vs Chicago Kent ($23,000)

Postby Giddy-Up » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:16 am

I am a 2011 Kent graduate. If I remember correctly, Kent has removed all stips for scholarships. Still with tuition as high as it is, you are likely to incur anywhere between 60k to 90k of debt from Kent (depending on COL etc). Have you thought about going at night and working during the day? I went at night and had a good experience. If you can keep the debt around 60k, it is a risky but perhaps a sensible decision. If you can get your total borrowed cost to about $30k or so - I would go that route.

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Re: Loyola Chicago ($10,000) Law vs Chicago Kent ($23,000)

Postby jingyuan » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:36 pm

Giddy-Up wrote:I am a 2011 Kent graduate. If I remember correctly, Kent has removed all stips for scholarships. Still with tuition as high as it is, you are likely to incur anywhere between 60k to 90k of debt from Kent (depending on COL etc). Have you thought about going at night and working during the day? I went at night and had a good experience. If you can keep the debt around 60k, it is a risky but perhaps a sensible decision. If you can get your total borrowed cost to about $30k or so - I would go that route.


Is it expensive to live in Chicago-Kent?

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Re: Loyola Chicago ($10,000) Law vs Chicago Kent ($23,000)

Postby hephaestus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:51 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:Retake.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Loyola Chicago - DePaul Chicago??

Postby jbiresq » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:28 pm

Pub. Int Lawyer 88 wrote:Which of these 3 are the strongest in the Chicago job market? (yes, I know, they are in the same region as Northwestern, U of C and Notre Dame) (No, LSAT re-taking is not an option)


I will take a stab. Overall, they are all terrible. I can speak most closely about Loyola, since I went there for a year and transferred to UChicago. Unless you're one of the 10 or so people in the Top 5% with Mock Trial/Moot Court/Law Review (or have a technical background) BigLaw is basically out of the question.

As to distinctions between them, I don't think there's much. I do tend to see a lot more DePaul graduates in small firms, though, if that makes a difference. Loyola does pump the health law stuff a lot and grads with that focus might place a little better. I know one health law person who is now working in an NLJ 250 firm, but she gunned for health-related jobs/health journal from the beginning.

Nonetheless, if you go to one of these places you effectively have a 50% shot of getting a job (less for DePaul.) Those jobs will tend to be in Chicago, though.




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