Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby LSAT Taker » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:18 am

Just withdrew. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby gator6589 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:49 pm

Looks like I'll be attending Chicago Kent as well. As far as living is concerned I keep reading about how the area around campus is dead by 10p.m.. That sucks but I'm from florida and I figure traveling in the mornings to class in the cold weather is going to be brutal so I think I am going to opt for a close walk to class over trendy/night spot living.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Scottie88 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:17 pm

LSAT Taker wrote:Just withdrew. Good luck everyone!


Thanks for withdrawing! Gives hope to us deferred applicants. Good luck!! :D

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby deepspacenine » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:24 pm

Can anyone who lives in the Chicago market speak on Kent's employment prospects. I was impressed with their climb in the rankings but also have read articles blasting Kent for its tuition cost vs. employment prospects given how crowded the Chicago market is (not many jobs + Notre Dame + UIUC + Chicago + Northwestern + everyone from Kent, DePaul, etc.)

Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Berdman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:56 pm

Scholly info come in packet? Apologize in advance, my blackberry is on the fritz and making scrolling through pages excruciatingly long.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Justathought » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:57 pm

Berdman wrote:Scholly info come in packet? Apologize in advance, my blackberry is on the fritz and making scrolling through pages excruciatingly long.


Yep.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby sparty99 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:10 pm

deepspacenine wrote:Can anyone who lives in the Chicago market speak on Kent's employment prospects. I was impressed with their climb in the rankings but also have read articles blasting Kent for its tuition cost vs. employment prospects given how crowded the Chicago market is (not many jobs + Notre Dame + UIUC + Chicago + Northwestern + everyone from Kent, DePaul, etc.)

Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?


I would contact Kent graduates. Also, talk to people in the chicago legal community. One thing I do is go on LinkedIn and see what jobs their graduates land.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:22 pm

Is there anyone still in review as of 2/7?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby euclid203 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:29 pm

gator6589 wrote:Does anyone know if you were to transfer from part time to full time if the scholarship would be transferable?


I am still in review from 2/7. Quite annoyed that I have not heard back from them yet...

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:31 pm

euclid203 wrote:
gator6589 wrote:Does anyone know if you were to transfer from part time to full time if the scholarship would be transferable?


I am still in review from 2/7. Quite annoyed that I have not heard back from them yet...


Gosh, I wonder what's taking them so long. Or what the hold up is? Doesn't look like there has been a lot of admissions activity...according to LSN.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby expressway » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:21 pm

singingkris wrote:Is there anyone still in review as of 2/7?


I am, as well. I don't know what's going on. Did they lose our applications or something? Sheesh.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Crazzzybudha » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:58 pm

deepspacenine wrote:Can anyone who lives in the Chicago market speak on Kent's employment prospects. I was impressed with their climb in the rankings but also have read articles blasting Kent for its tuition cost vs. employment prospects given how crowded the Chicago market is (not many jobs + Notre Dame + UIUC + Chicago + Northwestern + everyone from Kent, DePaul, etc.)

Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?


I paid the ten bucks for US News full report. Dont know how much to trust it, but their employment numbers dont look so bad (or at least Ive seen a lot worse elsewhere)

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Rats » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:15 pm

So did anyone get an email about the Admitted Students Weekend today? I found it funny since I haven't even received an acceptance email yet. :D Hopefully they send it out soon, I need to know what scholarships they offered me. Too bad I had mostly written off getting any money this cycle and already signed a lease next year......

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby sgp_lycee » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:16 pm

deepspacenine wrote:Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?



I had to search a little but on the Chicago-Kent website, the percentages for employment outside the midwest were pretty small. I think it was 1-2% for other areas of the nation.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Justathought » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:20 pm

sgp_lycee wrote:
deepspacenine wrote:Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?



I had to search a little but on the Chicago-Kent website, the percentages for employment outside the midwest were pretty small. I think it was 1-2% for other areas of the nation.


I got a call today from a Kent alum working at Kirkland Ellis in NYC. Although I'm not attending, Kent does an impressive job with the recruitment effort.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Crazzzybudha » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:07 pm

For the admitted students day; am I the only one who would prefer a "Beer and Pizza" Reception to the wine and cheese thing?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby jelly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:11 pm

sgp_lycee wrote:
deepspacenine wrote:Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?



I had to search a little but on the Chicago-Kent website, the percentages for employment outside the midwest were pretty small. I think it was 1-2% for other areas of the nation.


It's actually currently around 15% for other areas of the nation:

http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/employmentstats.html

Before this economy it was higher (around 20-25%), but a lot of it also has to do with self-selection/students wanting to stay in Chicago.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby lawyeriA » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:07 am

anyone have any luck getting Kent to remove the stipulations from their scholly offers? Also does anyone what their scholarship retention rates are?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby drdolittle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:10 am

deepspacenine wrote:Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?

This is anecdotal, but Kent's got low name recognition in CA in general. Also, the CA legal market obviously is just very crowded, with a number of schools in Kent's range, as well as schools ranked clearly above it. And despite Kent's reputation in IP, Stanford and Cal here are in a different league as the nation's top IP schools. Santa Clara, historically well regarded for IP, is basically ranked similar to Kent overall.

I'm not saying coming to CA is impossible from Kent. But I do think that, realistically, it'd be very difficult without substantial legal experience somewhere else first, or phenomenal connections.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Scottie88 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:16 pm

As the first seat deposit is approaching..does anyone know roughly the average percent of deferred applicants accepted??

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby gator6589 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:01 pm

Wait, are some scholarships no stipulations because I cant seem to find any on mine? Just as long as I'm enrolled it says on the scholarship acceptance sheet. Where would the stipulations be noted?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Crazzzybudha » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:20 pm

drdolittle wrote:
deepspacenine wrote:Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?

This is anecdotal, but Kent's got low name recognition in CA in general. Also, the CA legal market obviously is just very crowded, with a number of schools in Kent's range, as well as schools ranked clearly above it. And despite Kent's reputation in IP, Stanford and Cal here are in a different league as the nation's top IP schools. Santa Clara, historically well regarded for IP, is basically ranked similar to Kent overall.

I'm not saying coming to CA is impossible from Kent. But I do think that, realistically, it'd be very difficult without substantial legal experience somewhere else first, or phenomenal connections.


This is every more anecdotal: I am considering Santa Clara and Kent mostly because of IP. I got an email from Santa Clara inviting me to an alumni dinner with SCU students who are in IP law firms. So I went to the website of some of the firms listed to check out their employees expecting to see a ton of SCU grads (after all thats why they are coming to the dinner), but I saw more from Kent than from SCU (although I didn't go through every person, and this was just a couple of firms, ....and these people are generally a bit older so graduate say ten years ago so it could have been a different law school world back then).

Still, if SCU is a comparable school to Kent and has the advantage of being located in Silicon Valley, what does it say for that legal market if only about a quarter of SCU's 2009 graduates landed full time legal jobs 9 months out? Oh and about 25% are unemployed. If a SCU grad can't find a job in the Bay area, having all those networking opportunities and externships yadda yadda, what are the odds for a Kent grad? Dunno, random thoughts

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby gator6589 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:29 pm

Has anyone figured out any good housing options? Anything relatively cheap?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby deepspacenine » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:51 am

drdolittle wrote:
deepspacenine wrote:Anyone have some guidance/advice. I'm not from Chicago so I don't know much about the job situation. Also, does Kent have any national mobility in terms of name recognition? I would think people in Silicon Valley would know of it?

This is anecdotal, but Kent's got low name recognition in CA in general. Also, the CA legal market obviously is just very crowded, with a number of schools in Kent's range, as well as schools ranked clearly above it. And despite Kent's reputation in IP, Stanford and Cal here are in a different league as the nation's top IP schools. Santa Clara, historically well regarded for IP, is basically ranked similar to Kent overall.

I'm not saying coming to CA is impossible from Kent. But I do think that, realistically, it'd be very difficult without substantial legal experience somewhere else first, or phenomenal connections.


Thanks for the advice. You make some great points. Seems like the best way into the Valley for non-HYS + Boalt folks is through lateral moves and massive work/connections from another region. :oops: :roll:

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby aknecht » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:46 pm

lawyeriA wrote:anyone have any luck getting Kent to remove the stipulations from their scholly offers? Also does anyone what their scholarship retention rates are?


I just tried doing this but they increased the dollar amount instead. 3.25 is steep but $20k is VERY temping. I had all but written Kent off and was 95% set on Loyola. I need to think LONG and hard about this in the coming days.




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