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  • School of American Law (SAL Program) is an overseas program of Chicago-Kent College of Law. SAL exists in different European and Asian countries. Professors of Chicago-Kent College of Law were initiators of establishing such overseas programs for emerging markets. School of American Law Program is a wholly-owned Chicago-Kent College of Law subsidiary. The program is based on Chicago-Kent's experience offering American Law studies in Europe since 1998. The School of American Law is the first and only program of its kind in Eastern Europe to provide an LL.M. in just 5 or 9 months.
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology law school, is the second oldest and one of the most prestigious law schools in Illinois. It is ranked among the Top 100 Best Law Schools in the U.S. in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report. Its intellectual property law program is ranked as the best (#1) program in the U.S., and its trial advocacy program is ranked as the fourth-best program in the U.S.

Benefits:

  • Flexibility in the choice of courses
  • 100% guarantee of admission to Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, USA for 3 years after successful completion of Pre-LL.M
  • No need to pass the admission campaign at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in the USA;
  • No need to take the TOEFL
  • Pre-LL.M graduates have significant benefits and discounts if they choose to continue their studies at LL.M. programs at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, USA
  • We help with obtaining an American student visa

Opportunities after receiving an LL.M in the USA:

  • work in international companies that require quality international legal education
  • obtain the right to take the bar exam in the USA
  • start legal practice in the USA
BECOME A STUDENT

Chicago-Kent By the Numbers

Chicago-Kent's faculty is ranked

#3

in Chicago and #40 in the U.S.

– Sisk et al., Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2021: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third (2021)

#1

program in the U.S. for Intellectual Property Law

– Law Street Media (June 2017)

#4

program in the U.S. for TRIAL ADVOCACY

LEGAL WRITING

– U.S. News & World Report (2022 rankings)

AMONG THE

TOP 20

"law schools with innovative curricula, programs and approaches to PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE."

– "Most Innovative Law Schools," National Jurist (Fall 2017)

8

The number of Chicago-Kent alumni named among the

"40 Under Forty" most talented young attorneys

practicing in Illinois in 2021.

FUTURE-FOCUSED

TOP 2

in Legal Services Innovation and Technology

(Law School Innovation Index, MSU Center for Legal Services Innovation (2017)

LECTURERS AND COURSES

OUR EXPERIENCE

210

graduates

70+

students enrolled in the USA

95%

enrollment in the LL.M.

60+

graduates are practicing lawyers in the U.S.

24

years of successful work in Eastern Europe

60+

students passed the bar exam

0

refusals to obtain a student visa

0

cases of violation of US immigration law

OUR EXPERIENCE

210

graduates

70+

students enrolled in the USA

95%

enrollment in the LL.M.

60+

graduates are practicing lawyers in the U.S.

24

years of successful work in Eastern Europe

60+

students passed the bar exam

0

refusals to obtain a student visa

0

cases of violation of US immigration law

Our Programs In Europe

  • Poland
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Belarus
  • Ukraine
  • Georgia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Estonia
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania

DETAILS:

  • Studying takes place on Saturday and Sunday (once or twice a month and lasts 4-8 hours a day, depending on the course)
  • All courses will be taught by practicing lawyers and professors at Chicago-Kent College of Law online or in one of the Eastern European countries
  • Two or three weeks before the lectures, all students will receive course materials from the lecturers (excerpts from books, articles, court decisions, problem plots, etc.), which they have to process before each of the courses
  • All courses are about the American legal system and international business law
  • Lectures are held in the American style (Socratic method) with the active involvement of students
  • After classes, students receive assignments they must complete within 2-3 weeks and send them to the professor for review
Details of 2022-2023 academic year

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • law students (3rd or 4th year of study), bachelors and masters of law, practicing lawyers regardless of age
  • with knowledge of English at the Intermediate level and above

DURATION:

  • Pre-LL.M. online or in one of the countries of Eastern Europe - 10 weekends (1 or 2 times a month) from September to May 2022 - 2023
  • LL.M in Chicago, USA - 6 months or 1 year

OUR STUDENTS

Tuition Fee

  • Pre-LL.M. – $3 000
  • LL.M у Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago, USA) - $10 000 (5 month program) or $17 500 (9 month program)

*Pre-LL.M tuition fees can be divided into two parts.

** The total cost of study at the Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago, USA) is $ 45 00, but for Pre-LL.M graduates - the tuition fee is twice lower ($ 10,000 or $ 17,500).

Admission Process

All candidates must submit:
  • CV (in English)
  • Cover Letter (one page)
  • Copy of passport or ID
  • A copy of the diploma or an excerpt from the university

Documents should be sent in PDF format (copies of passport and diploma may also be sent in JPEG) to sal.in.ukraine@gmail.com

Deadline – August 15, 2022.

Admission to the program is decided by the Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology. All candidates will receive a decision on enrollment within two weeks from the date of documents submission.

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