Honors Law Program

Begin your trajectory to law school during your undergraduate years. Open to all Illinois Tech undergraduate majors, this program allows you to earn your B.S. from Illinois Tech and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in six* years instead of seven. Illinois Tech is one of only a few tech-focused universities with a law school.

Law school classes are taken at Illinois Tech’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. Students have access to pre-law advising and LSAT preparation assistance.

*Due to program requirements, engineering and architecture students would earn their undergraduate and J.D. degrees in seven years.

Special application required


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Jumpstart Your Legal Education

Honors Law at Illinois Tech

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You’re Automatically In

Maintain a 3.40 GPA and meet the required LSAT score, and you're guaranteed admission into Chicago Kent College of Law.


Get a Law Degree in Six Years

Complete your major requirements during your first three years of undergraduate studies, then spend three years on your J.D.

A Chicago-Kent Student studies in the Law Library

We Are Diverse

Honors Law students come from a variety of majors including biology, chemistry, computer science, humanities, physics, psychology, and more.

“I’m in the 3+3 B.S./J.D. program and I’m specializing in history. I find a lot of the classes very interesting. The humanities program has a lot of room for electives, so you’re free to choose the classes you want. I hope to one day use a law degree to stand up for what’s right. Whether it’s a person or an idea, everyone deserves fair representation.”

—Brandon Holifield (Humanities/Honors Law Program 2nd Year)

Brandon Holifield