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.
How to Apply
Prospective Students (First-Year Applicants)
Prospective first-year students who are interested in admission to the accelerated Honors Law (B.S./J.D.) program must submit the following by August 1:
- Common Application
- Letter of Recommendation
- High School/Secondary School Transcripts
- SAT or ACT test scores (optional)
- B.S./J.D. Supplemental Application
Current Illinois Tech Students and Transfer Students
Acceptance by Chicago-Kent is automatic for those students who meet the minimum program requirements, which are:
- Maintain a 3.40 cumulative undergraduate GPA.
- Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) by February of their third undergraduate year at the university if they are in the six-year program or by February of their fourth year at the university if they are not and achieve an LSAT score at or exceeding 150 for the Chicago-Kent entering class.
- Submit a completed application to Chicago-Kent by April 15 of the third undergraduate year if they are in the six-year program or in the fourth undergraduate year if they are not.
- Students who participate in the program but who do not meet the criteria for guaranteed admission are invited to apply through the regular competitive application process for admission to Chicago-Kent after three or four years of undergraduate study. In reviewing such applications, consideration will be given to the student’s participation in the Honors Law Program.